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Forest and Land Management Ltd have an exciting opportunity to join their team based in Otter St Mary as an Arborist Apprentice. As an Arborist Apprentice you will work to assist the Arb team in various arboricultural related tasks and operations from crown cleaning through to complete dismantles.

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday working between 7.45am - 8.45pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Arborist apprentice you will:

  • Assist the Arb team in various arboricultural related tasks and operations from crown cleaning through to complete dismantles, helping to maintain a safe working environment and ensuring the work site is left clean and tidy on completion of each job.
  • Some Woodland maintenance/restoration work to include but not limited to felling, coppicing, planting and habitat creation.
  • Maintain the machinery and equipment to a good standard.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • You will be required to attend Bicton College for block release.
  • You will achieve a Level 2 Arborist qualification.

The following licence to practice qualifications would be required prior to end point assessment:

  • Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work.
  • Level 2 award in safe use of brushwood chipper.
  • Traffic Management (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding) OR Sector Scheme 12D.
  • Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance.
  • Level 2 award in crosscutting timber using a chainsaw.
  • Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm.
  • Level 2 award in accessing a tree using a rope and harness.
  • Level 3 award in aerial tree rescue operations.
  • Level 3 award in aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques.
  • Level 2 award in safe use of mobile elevated work platform.
  • Level 3 award in use of a chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP).
  • Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  • All First Aid at Work qualifications taken as a part of this apprenticeship must be regulated by Ofqual. However it came to light that this was unclear and some apprentices have undertaken non Ofqual regulated Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications which comply with Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1998. In order that apprentices are not disadvantaged who hold these qualifications, the employers have agreed that they can enter end-point assessment (providing all other requirements have been met) up until Tuesday 30th June 2020. As from Wednesday 1st July 2020, all apprentices entering EPA, must have completed an Ofqual regulated, Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) one day course.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Working at Height


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Essential

Things to consider

Business site based in Otter St Mary which is on main bus routes from Honiton and Exeter. Potential for transport to be organised from Honiton.

About the employer

Forest and Land Management Ltd was founded in 1977 and has been providing woodland and forestry management expertise ever since. We have an arboriculture arm headed by Mat who has been running this tree surgery company for 15 years. We are recruiting an arborist apprentice to join our growing team.




The Tallet, Clapperentale

Escot Park

Ottery St. Mary

EX11 1LU

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Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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