An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a full-time Arborist Apprentice for Maydencroft, a market leader in a range of specialist tree services. The role will include a full range of tree work, climbing and operating woodchippers.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2023
£10,982.40 to £21,673.60
Performance related bonuses, annual salary increases and employee loan scheme.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).Minimum Wage Rates
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
01 Oct 2023
17 May 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Arboricultural Apprentices tasks will typically (but not exclusively) include:
- Assisting in undertaking a full range of tree work
- Communicating with, and supporting the Team Leader and/or Arborist(s) when they are climbing such as passing equipment up and down to the climber and fuelling their chainsaws
- Operating Woodchippers
- Drag bush
- Guiding less experienced team members
- Ensuring the work area remains cordoned off and safe at all times
- Looking out for nesting birds, bats roosts and any other species or protected species
- Have a good understanding of trees and nature
- Any other duties that are reasonably within your capabilities.
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?
All apprentices could have the potential to be offered a role at the end of the course. Opportunity to continue training to become a fully qualified tree surgeon. Within 5 years expect to be working as a fully qualified tree surgeon.
/ climber with the potential to become a team leader.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
THE WINDSOR FOREST COLLEGES GROUP
Level 2 (GCSE)
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