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Job Title : Tree Surgeon Apprentice
Employer : GCK Treeworks Ltd
Location : Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7NH
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Horticulture - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Trees / Timber / Forestry
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11341
Vacancy Short Description : We are looking for motivated, reliable and enthusiastic apprentices willing to accept a challenging and exciting new career .

 

Qualifications Required : GSCE Maths and English A*- D, 9-3 grade or equivalent.
Vacancy Full Description : We are looking for motivated, reliable and enthusiastic apprentices willing to accept a challenging and exciting new career .
The apprentice will undertake roles such as -
- Aboricultural, in house, training from qualified mentors
- Machinery training and maintenance
- Supporting crews
- Customer service
- Works maintenance (clearing up, preparing jobs etc.)
- Health and safety guidance within the industry
There will be plenty of progression through the company, for the right candidate.
Number of Positions Available : 2
Working Week : 40 hrs per week Monday - Friday 7:00 - 16:00
Salary : £166.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 04/05/2018
Possible Start Date : 02/07/2018
Personal Qualities : We are looking for motivated, reliable and enthusiastic apprentices willing to accept a challenging and exciting new career . Initiative
Reliability
Enthusiasm
Not afraid of hard work
Sense of humour
Willingness
Skills Required : Time keeping
Communication
Hard working
Team player
Future Prospects : Becoming a Team Leader
Being a crucial part of the company
Be a fully qualified tree surgeon
Training to be Provided : •using and maintaining a chainsaw
•felling and processing trees
•climbing trees using a rope and harness, and using elevated platforms
•recognising different types of trees and shrubs
•identifying and managing pests, diseases and tree defects
•Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
•Carry out vegetation management in proximity to above ground utilities


Assessment methods

You will be assessed by:
•Final end point assessments shall be composed of four elements:
•A holistic project – giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business related project over a one-week period away from the normal workplace
•A structured interview with an assessor exploring what has been produced during the apprenticeship and the project plus testing additional knowledge not covered elsewhere. This will be based on the apprentice diary and knowledge assessments (portfolio) completed during the apprenticeship
•Multiple choice online knowledge tests
•Practical tests
Other Information : 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 : There may be some flexibility in terms of hours which can be discussed at interview. In addition, you may have to travel some distance for work.
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