Arborist

Arborist

“Planting, felling and maintaining trees”

The arboricultural industry manages trees for their benefits and values in diverse urban and rural locations, from city parks and urban woodlands, to country estates and private gardens. The industry manages trees adjacent to roads, railways, watercourses and power lines. Your work will cover chainsaw work, aerial tree work, pruning, dismantling and using appropriate machinery. Tree work can be physically demanding and involves working outdoors in all weathers. You may also undertake aerial tree work, which brings its own challenges. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you may progress to undertaking 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.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but relevant experience is likely to be advantageous

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/arborist

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies