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Arboriculture Apprentice Tony Benger Landscaping Limited

Tony Benger Landscaping are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as an Arboriculture Apprentice and gain an insight into the industry.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £194.40

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001832368

  • Positions

    1 available

Each working day will begin by meeting your team leader for a brief and loading up the necessary tools and materials for the tasks.

After travelling to the work site your tasks will be varied and as per the team leader's instruction.

Our Arb apprenticeship will aim to offer predominantly Arb based experience, including:

  • Tree ground work
  • Operating chippers safely
  • Working around and with chainsaws
  • Some rope work and progressing onto aerial rescue techniques
  • Working towards climbing techniques

The day will end back at the yard in time to unload and clean up.

On occasion, when the work demands it, you may also work in landscaping teams, in which case will include:

  • Strimming
  • Mowing
  • Preparing mortar for paving
  • Sleeper work
  • Reading drawings and designs
  • Pond work
  • Tree work
  • Tree and shrub planting 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Applicants are expected to be:

  • Motivated
  • Keen to learn
  • Able to focus on the task at hand
  • Solutions focussed
  • Interested in plants and nature

An interest in landscaping and experience of outdoor challenges would be advantageous.

Personal qualities

  • Able to use own initiative
  • Problem solver
  • Logical
  • Proactive
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Physical strength
  • Organised

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

Successful apprentices often go onto a career in Arboriculture with us. They climb the ranks up to Lead Climber and often then to Supervisor or Contract Manager. Longer term prospects include Department Manager roles.

Things to consider

As public transport is very limited near the Dalwood site, you must have your own transport to get to and from work.


About the employer

Tony Benger Landscaping Ltd is a multi-disciplinary landscaping contractor working on everything from small contemporary landscapes to large country estates. We work in both private and commercial sectors. We've been delivering landscaping services of outstanding quality since 1985 thriving on our reputation build through quality and professionalism.

Predominantly we offer:

  • Commercial Landscaping
  • Commercial Maintenance
  • Domestic Design, Landscaping and Maintenance
  • Fencing
  • Arboriculture

Operating across the South West, TBL offers the full experience opportunity. Our in-house trainer will support your learning and ensure your experience is varied and progressive. Along the way you'll learn which aspects of landscaping you love and want to specialise in. In the long term we hope to offer you a rewarding career.

Gain a firm, all-round grounding in landscaping skills by joining Tony Benger Landscaping for your apprenticeship.

More information on the company can be found at https://tonybenger.com

Employer

Tony Benger Landscaping Limited

Address

Dalwood Hill Nursery Dalwood

Axminster

EX13 7ES

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Training

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bicton College

Contact

Chelsea Cooke 01209 616452

You will be working towards a Level 2 Arboriculture Apprenticeship Standard.

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an Apprenticeship Advisor.

You will be required to attend Bicton College on a block release basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship standard

Arborist

Level 2 (GCSE)


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