Arborist Apprentice TREETECH ARBORICULTURAL SERVICES LTD

Arboricultural Association approved contractor established 20 years with pro-active team to get the best out of our arborists. Looking for a motivated learner to expand our team and be a part of the next generation of arborists. We undertake a variety of work from private, local authority, colleges, estates.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,000.00

    Saturdays available with 1.5hr rate. (Ad hoc basis not compulsory) Full time work available before apprenticeship starts

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 7.30am – 4.30 pm. Ad hoc Saturday work optional.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256342

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As a member of the team your duties will include:
 Basic preparation of vehicles and tools for the day.
 Listen to team briefing, risk assessment.
 Play a role in health and safety management.
 Process tree work arisings using various tools/machinery.
 Operate machinery and tools at height.
 Tree pruning and felling
 Tree planting
 Operating diggers, stump grinders, loaders.
 Liaise with clients and public
 Learning tree names.
 Extraction of tea/coffee from less than willing clients.
 Take part in team meetings and additional learning when required.
 Smile even when it is raining.
 Understanding that we think trees are cool and nobody else will
understand why.

The training you will be getting

Qualifications achieved:
● 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 cross cutting timber using a chainsaw
 Level 2 Arborist apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position within the team. Further training into more specialist roles.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4(C) or above) Essential

Things to consider

 Working in all weathers  Although we use mechanical aids the job is physical  This is a team job and candidate must be able to put the team first.  Due to working on sensitive sites a criminal records check will be required.  A non-disclosure agreement will need to be agreed to protect our client interests.

About the employer

We are Treetech. Audited and approved by the Arboricultural Association, undertaking all aspects of tree work, creating and maintaining treescapes in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire. Established in 2004 we are motivated by quality tree work and high levels of customer service running 3 teams of qualified arborists. We are dedicated to looking at career development for all our staff and looking at their next career move.

Employer

TREETECH ARBORICULTURAL SERVICES LTD

Address

LOWER BUILDINGS

SARSDEN

CHIPPING NORTON

OX7 6PN

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Training

Training provider

WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE

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

Arborist

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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