Apprentice arborist wanted to work with an established Arb Approved Contractor in the Midlands. Working with highly skilled workforce who undertake all aspects of tree surgery from complex dismantling to delicate pruning operations, crown reductions and tree planting. Arboriculture is a dynamic industry where no 2 days are the same.
Closing date: 30 Oct 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37.5
Possible start date
01 Mar 2024
01 Aug 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- Working within a team carrying out varied tasks that will diversify as you gain more tree climbing qualifications
- Working on varied sites across the Midlands and further afield including private gardens, roadside and council parks
- Constantly gaining knowledge on how to best tackle each tree operation and identify potential site hazards such as tree pests, diseases and health and safety hazards
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Training shall take place at Pershore College, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3JP (part of Warwickshire College Group) in blocks, accomodation shall be paid for by the business. Training shall be spread throughout the course.
By the end of the course apprentices shall have gained the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship as an Arborist.
City and Guilds - National Profficency Test Council Qualifications in:
- 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)
- Level 2 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
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Progression to be a Lead climber and/or Team Leader.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 - 9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 - 9) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Level 2 (GCSE)
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