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Job Title : Tree Surgeon Apprentice
Employer : Land Prune Ltd
Location : Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN297TR
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Other
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11874
Brief Description : Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to save money on a gym membership? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in the Wellingborough area for a motivated young individual looking to start a career in Tree Surgery

 

Qualifications Required : GCSE English and maths A*-D or 9-3 or Functional Skills Level 1
Vacancy Detail : Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to save money on a gym membership? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in the Wellingborough area for a motivated young individual looking to start a career in Tree Surgery

An exciting opportunity to work within a growing business based in Great Doddington. A friendly and pleasant work environment within a small and skilled team awaits the right candidate, with a focus on providing a quality service to our customers made possible by offering good training and equipment for the team members.

Tree surgery is a very physical role and no two days are the same. Typical duties include but are not limited to:

List of duties
- Lifting and shifting pieces of timber
- Tree felling
- Tree climbing
- Tree pruning
- Hedge cutting
- Leaf raking
- Feeding woodchippers
- Equipment maintenance
- Tidying place of work
- Use of heavy machinery
- Completing risk assessments
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours pw (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm)
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 04/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 03/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Excellent time keeping
Positive attitude
Reliable
Strong communication skills
Skills Required : The most important attributes we are seeking are, an enthusiasm and interest in tree work, a good problem solving mindset, common sense and being a good team member. Good level of physical fitness, hardworking, team player, special awareness.
Future Prospects : There is the potential for the successful candidate to develop into an excellent Arborist Climber with the skill set to succeed in the industry
Training to be Provided : You will gain knowledge in:
•The principles and importance of identifying trees and the value of using their scientific names
•The principles and importance of identifying and managing pests, diseases and disorders of trees
•Current environmental, wildlife and health and safety legislation, standards and codes of practice in relation to arboricultural works

Units may include:
•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

You will gain the following qualification:

Work-Based Trees & Timber (Arboriculture) NPTC/City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Plus…
•Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 Award
•Chainsaw Maintenance Level 2 Award
•Crosscutting Timber Using a Chainsaw Level 2 Award
•Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm Level 2 Award
•Accessing a Tree Using a Rope and Harness Level 2 Award
•Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free Fall Techniques Level 3 Award
•Use of a Chainsaw From a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Level 3 Award
Other Information : You will be required to attend 1 day per week at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire.

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage
Things to consider : The vacancy will be based outdoors come rain or shine and requires a lot of physical, manual work.
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