Arborist apprenticeship SUMMIT TREES LTD

We are a small friendly company that looks after trees and hedges for clients throughout Oxfordshire. We have a high standard of work and general passion for the job, if this is appealing, please apply.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting clearing of debris using wood chipper rakes and leaf blower.
  • Using machinery such as chainsaws, hedge cutters, stump grinder and wood chipper as you progress through the apprenticeship.
  • Climbing trees providing pruning tasks and felling operations, again as the course progresses.

The training you will be getting

Arborist Level 2 (GCSE)

Qualifications you will achieve:

  • 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 3 award in emergency first aid at work (Ofqual regulated)
  • 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 cross cutting timber using a chainsaw
  • Level 2 Arborist apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time employment upon completion of apprenticeship
  • Gain further qualifications i.e. aerial tree rigging
  • Career progression i.e. lead climber

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

 Working outside in all weathers.  Must be physically fit.  Driving licence desirable  Regular pay increase as experience progresses.

About the employer

Summit Trees was founded by Josh Purple who started out as a groundsmen for a local tree company. We have built a positive reputation with friendly reliable staff. Our work includes all aspects of tree and hedge work with lots of varied work at different locations.







OX29 6AF

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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


Josh Purple

01993 657352

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

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