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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

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 £14,000 a year and above. Head keepers can earn £20,000 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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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
4371
0.3 %
RISE
2022
4383
  United Kingdom
2017
18492
2.3 %
RISE
2022
18924

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of LANTRA SCOTLAND

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)
Tel: 01244 573000
Website: http://www.basc.org.uk
Twitter: @BASCnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BASCuk/

British Deer Society (BDS)
Tel: 01425 655434
E-mail: h.q@bds.org.uk
Website: http://www.bds.org.uk
Twitter: @BritishDeerSoc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-British-Deer-Society-Official-319801761428775/

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: http://www.lantra.co.uk/scotland
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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