Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2 CORMAC SOLUTIONS LIMITED

You will be working in the Landscaping team, developing practical skills and a deep knowledge about Arborist and Landscaping operations in the Environment section of Cormac Solutions Highways and Environment service.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Select appropriate equipment for the Load and unload equipment safely.
  • Process tree work arisings using appropriate machinery.
  • Take appropriate care of tools, equipment and customer property.
  • Recognise a basic range of tree and shrub species using common and scientific names.
  • Identify pests, diseases, disorders and tree defects.
  • Carry out a range of ground-based pruning operations.
  • Fell and process small trees.
  • Prepare sites for planting, plant trees and provide support, protection and aftercare.
  • Use and maintain powered and non-powered tools and equipment.

The training you will be getting

You will be committed to completing a level 2 & 3 Arborist apprenticeship and continuing your personal development. 

Your qualification will be delivered at Bicton College with attendance required in the format of blocks of study and learning on campus.

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. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have completed your Level 2 Arborist Apprenticeship you will be able to progress onto your Level 3 Arborist Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Enjoy working outdoors


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C or 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C or 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Successful applicants will be working outdoors in all weather.

About the employer

Cormac manages and maintains approximately 7500km of Cornwall’s and the South West highways as well as delivering major construction, civil engineering and highway schemes, providing environmental asset management, maintenance, design and construction services to public and private sector clients. We are part of the Corserv Group who are committed to growing the local economy and delivering high quality services and jobs for the benefit of the communities we serve.




Western Group Centre

Radnor Road


TR16 5EH


Lynne Dunn


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the online form and attach your CV.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jun 2024