I also have a similar questio n to John ,
I trained as a forester nearly ten years ago , and then went to do a diploma in GIS in Netherlands. I then took a career break to raise family for five years. Now I really do not know where to start to pursue my GIS career. There are not so many forestry based jobs in UK and are there any courses I can do to be on the right track. Someone suggested CAD but really not sure.