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Job Title : Arborist/Tree Surgeon Apprentice
Employer : Heritage Arboriculture
Location : Harrold, Bedfordshire, MK43 7BU
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Trees and Timber - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Trees / Timber / Forestry
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11218
Vacancy Short Description : This role is for someone new to the Tree Surgery profession; starting as a groundsman with a wish to progress up through the company as they learn and we grow.

 

Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grades A*-D, including English and maths or successful completion on a Level 1 Horticulture programme.
Vacancy Full Description : This role is for someone new to the Tree Surgery profession; starting as a groundsman with a wish to progress up through the company as they learn and we grow.
The successful candidate will have common sense and initially learn to coordinate the work environment from the ground.
Gaining an understanding about trees growth, health, structure and potential dangers. Learning to use a chainsaw, climb and be able rescue others!

The successful candidate will have common sense and initially learn to coordinate the work environment from the ground.
Gaining an understanding about trees growth, health, structure and potential dangers. Learning to use a chainsaw, climb and be able rescue others!
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40hrs pw 7.30am - 16.30pm
Salary : £200.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 24/09/2017
Possible Start Date : 02/10/2017
Personal Qualities : A strong, determined, physically fit character.
Someone who can communicate with both colleagues and clients, and work successfully as part of a team.
Skills Required : Must be reliable, hardworking and have an interest in preserving trees.

An interest in Biology, trees and nature would be preferable.

Transferable skills would be ideal - someone who has played with engines, gears, has learnt to drive etc.
Future Prospects : The long term aim is to have a competent groundsman, who is able to climb, safely use a chainsaw and uses their intiative to work within a whole range of scenarios.
We fully intend for the apprentice to become so much part of the team that on completion of their apprenticeship - they are skilled and enthused to be permanently employed and part of the team. Ready to guide the next apprentice through the role.
Training to be Provided : Work-Based Trees & Timber (Arboriculture) NPTC/City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Plus…
•Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 Award
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Forestry and Arboriculture City & Guilds Certificate
•Functional Skills in English and maths
•Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
•Additional vocational qualifications – First Aid (one day course) plus one other occupational test (for example, PA1, CS30 or Wood-chipper)
Other Information : You need to be able to get to the yard at Harrold for 07.30 every weekday.

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team if they meet the initial criteria as part of the recruitment process
Things to consider : Tree surgery is not going to make you millions.
Safety is paramount - the machines you use with us can kill. You will be responsible for your own and others safety.
We work whatever the weather so you will need to be prepared. We live in the UK - you will need waterproofs & warm layers most of the year.
Hawthorn's and Brambles are part of the job and hurt!
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