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Gamekeeper

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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

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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.

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Employment

Unemployment

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
4866
5.2 %
RISE
2026
5121

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What Does it Take?

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You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Tel: 01738 551511
E-mail: scottishhq@gwct.org.uk
Website: http://www.gwct.org.uk/
Twitter: @Gameandwildlife
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamewildlifeconservationtrust

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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