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Gamekeeper

Gamekeeper standing in a field with a gun and dog

Gamekeepers usually work on country estates. They manage wildlife and their habitats, carry out pest control and manage game animal stock for country sports.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Underkeepers can earn around £11,000 a year and single-handed keepers can earn £16,000 a year and above. Head keepers can earn £20,000 to £25,000 a year and upwards.

You may get accommodation rent-free or at a reduced rate. You may also get use of a vehicle, clothing and other allowances. You can also earn extra through tips from shoot or fishing days.

Conditions

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
6104
3.7 %
RISE
2029
6332
  United Kingdom
2024
28393
6.3 %
RISE
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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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Courtesy of LANTRA SCOTLAND

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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