DTG Trees & Grounds Limited are proud to be able to offer an exciting arborist apprenticeship opportunity, joining a family run business and a team of well-respected professionals in their field. You will provide customer support on domestic work, hedge cutting, support with pesticide spraying, once ticket achieved independently spray.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 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 7:30am to 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an arborist apprentice you will:

  • Be visiting different sites daily- mix of domestic and commercial arboriculture and horticulture work
  • Be supporting tree climbers, ground clearing, grass cutting
  • Work towards tickets with training and once tickets achieved move onto tree work
  • Provide customer support on domestic work
  • Hedge cutting
  • Support with pesticide spraying, once ticket achieved independently spray
  • Load and unload equipment, green waste
  • Be an integral part of the team

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?

Potential to stay on with company once trained.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Punctual, Reliable, Proactive, Resilient


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

Things to consider

The depot is in a rural location, would need own transport or be able to organise transport to and from depot each day.

About the employer

• Tree services, grounds maintenance domestic and commercial. • Family run business, friendly small team. • Growing business, repeat domestic properties, moving into commercial. Company seeking to move to solely commercial work in the future. • Torquay, Exeter, Teignmouth areas. • They work with holiday parks, care homes and schools in the local and regional area.





Shiphay Lane



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Training provider




01209 616422

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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