Arboriculture Apprentice (Windsor Office) MAYDENCROFT LIMITED

Working with a team of qualified tree surgeons in the field of arboriculture. The role will involve assisting with tree work such as pruning, pollarding, crown reductions, crown thinning and sectional/clear felling and assisting with ground site safety. The work is carried out across the Berkshire area on public/private sites.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    £5.00 per hour 7am to 17.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001300276

  • Positions

    1 available

Maydencroft Limited are a modern innovative company who are looking to create a unique environment for apprentices to start a career in the land based industry. We have a passion for the environment and a core focus on training and personal development.

Duties include:

Arriving at base punctually to join the team, gathering equipment from the workshop at the start of the day before travelling to the day’s site.

Once at the job site, help to set up with equipment and safety measures under the direction of the Tree Team Leader, using a wood chipper (supervised) throughout the day and helping to tidy the site when finished.

Health and Safety training, use of machinery (appropriate to competence and stage of apprenticeship) such as Unimogs, chainsaws and wood chippers. Methods and techniques in tree surgery. Tree identification.

Duty to act in a professional manner with customers and colleagues at all times.

You will be working as part of our experienced Trees team for four days of the week. Each day you will work alongside your dedicated mentor. You will attend Berkshire College of Agriculture one day a week where you will be taught in-depth by industry professionals. With access to the Maydencroft modern office facilities, including a hot desk computer and company library, you will have the technical support you need from professionals already working in the industry. As well as your dedicated mentor, you will have on the job support via a BCA assessor carrying 6 weekly visits.

We work on a wide range of commercial sites and nature reserves which involves working outside.

The pay rate is £5 per hour and the employer will carry out a review at three months with the possibility of a pay rise depending on performance, attendance, work level, and college course work completion/feedback.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Arboriculture and tree surgery is a rewarding career however you need to be able to work in the outdoor environment throughout the year and be able to undertake physical tasks.

Personal qualities

Polite and presentable. A desire to learn and to be open to new ways of doing things. To be able to work to high standard to achieve a goal individually or as a team. To be positive and eager to learn.

Qualifications required

There are no qualifications required in this role although a working, everyday English and Maths standard is necessary with regards to following Health and Safety requirements.

Future prospects

Applicants have the opportunity to become a permanent member of the team, after the apprenticeship, once they have established themselves within the business.

Things to consider

Within the role there is a requirement to be physically fit and able. Daily tasks involve lifting equipment and green waste, moving around, sweeping, raking, and a lot of general physical activity. We also, within reason, work in all weathers.

About the employer

Established in 2007, Maydencroft Limited is a fast growing and highly successful company which employs a permanent workforce of over 70 skilled employees. Providing unrivalled all round capabilities in a variety of areas, such as land management consultancy, grounds maintenance, environmental contracting and tree surgery

Employer

MAYDENCROFT LIMITED

Address

Pigeon House Farm

Common Road

Windsor

SL4 6QB

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Training provider

  • College attendance required once a week
  • Diploma in Arboriculture Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths unless exempt
  • Functional Skills English unless exempt
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Trees and Timber

Training provider

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture

Contact

Sophie Robinson 01628827438 sjrobinson@bca.ac.uk


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017