An exciting opportunity working as a full time Arborist Apprentice working at Braywood Tree Surgery in the Berkshire area. Working with a dedicated and experienced team of tree surgeons, you will be working in various locations on a variety of different tasks including felling, climbing and pruning.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working with a dedicated and experienced team of tree surgeons, you will be working in various locations on a variety of different tasks. Some of your day to day duties as you progress through your apprenticeship will include:


  • Ensuring all health and safety is adhered to
  • Checking and maintenance of machinery and equipment
  • Safe use of chipper
  • Tree pruning, shaping and removal
  • Tree felling
  • Tree climbing and related works
  • Assisting with all relevant tree work as required
  • Keeping a clean and tidy work area

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

  • Weekly day release into Berkshire College of Agriculture Campus
  • Level 2 Arborist Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English if required


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 (MEWP)
  • Level 3 award in Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full time permanent position will be reviewed upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Physical fitness, Reliable, Punctual, Motivated, A safety mindset


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired

Things to consider

This role is a practical position, working outdoors in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Braywood Tree Surgery are a family run business based in Ascot, Berkshire. Our experienced and fully qualified team of tree surgeons have over 15 years experience in the tree and landscaping industry and can cater for any problem you may have.




Maidenhead and surrounding areas


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Training provider



Sarah Hill

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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