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Job Title : Are you interested in a Tree Surgery Apprenticeship?
Employer : Bedford College Professional Services
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AH
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Trees / Timber / Forestry
Vacancy Reference : VAC-12099
Brief Description : Do you have the skills needed for a role as a Tree Surgeon Apprentice?


Qualifications Required : You must have GCSEs A*-D or 9-3, or equivalent including maths and English

Due to the current situation, please be aware that the predicted grades will be accepted when applying for an apprenticeship.
Vacancy Detail : We are looking for people who would love to begin an apprenticeship in Tree Surgery. If this is you then please apply and we can give you the help and advice you need. If you need some help with your CV or interview skills then we can do this for you. Or even if you just want some advice about apprenticeships or the qualifications you currently have, then please apply and we can contact you. We may be able to add you to our list of candidates, so that when a vacancy becomes available from various different employers we can contact you with details of the vacancies.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday- Friday (40 hours a week)
Salary : £166.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/08/2020
Possible Start Date : 14/09/2020
Personal Qualities : • Self-motivated
• Dynamic personality
• Able to be part of a team but also work on own initiative
• Good time keeper
• Eye for detail
Skills Required : • Excellent communication skills
• Can work well in a team and use their own initiative
• Can work in all weathers
• Flexible working hours
• Hard working
Training to be Provided : You will gain knowledge on:

The benefits of trees
The use and application of arboricultural equipment
The principles of the establishment, growth and care of trees
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
Legislation relating to trees e.g. Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas
Procedures and specific instructions for dealing with incidents and emergencies
Electrical safety for working in the vicinity of power lines

You will gain the following qualifications:

LANTRA Level 2 Arboriculture
Level 1 or and Level 2 English or Maths
Level 3 First Aid at Work
Traffic Management (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding)
Other Information : With effect from April 1st 2020 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.
Things to consider : Only Candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
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