Would you like the opportunity to join and excel in the arboricultural industry? Arborists manage trees in a variety of both urban and rural environments; from city parks, along transport links, private gardens, country estates and woodlands. The work of an arborist involves diverse activities such as chainsaw work, aerial tree work, pruning, dismantling and using appropriate machinery such as brushwood chippers, chainsaws and MEWPS. Tree work can be physically demanding and involves working outdoors in all weathers. An arborist will undertake aerial tree work but may also be ground-based. They do a range of tree work jobs with indirect supervision. An arborist may progress to undertake inspections and surveys of individual and woodland trees, advising landowners on how to care for their trees, or teaching others about the benefits of carefully managing trees.
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee you can earn as you learn, gaining practical skills from the workplace, with support and training from Writtle University College. The new Apprenticeship Standards are designed to allow you to develop skills that are needed in the Arboriculture industry by combining knowledge and vocational competency elements, with transferable skills such as English and Maths.
What's involved with the Arborist Apprenticeship?
The Apprenticeship program has two intakes per year and requires one day a week attendance to college, whilst being employed in the industry.
On average our level 2 Apprenticeships take around 24 months to complete; however the time scale of an Apprenticeship is flexible and will depend on the Apprentices prior experience. We offer two intakes a year.