Trainee/Apprentice Arborists - South London

Apprentice Guildford, London (United Kingdom) Trainee£20,000 - £25,000 (GBP)

About the job

Are you seeking the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst earning? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you keen to learn? Are you enthusiastic and motivated?

If you identify with the above, this Apprenticeship role was made for you! We now seek to recruit a number of staff including Apprentices to support this and other growing contracts in the South London area. We have multiple contracts which include Croydon, Wandsworth, Southwark and Bromley but may have opportunities elsewhere so feel free to get in touch for opportunities outside the named areas.And most importantly, you will be joining a company that can offer valuable career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

Who are we?

Glendale, a winner of BALI Employer of the Year, has revenues of £45 million.

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit www.glendale-services.co.uk. We are a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. We have been at the forefront of green services provision since 1989 and offer innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of the green environment.

A glimpse into the role awaiting you

You will complete an Apprenticeship in Arboriculture at one of the colleges in the South East area  - Level 2 Arborist. The duration of the Apprenticeship is 24 months and you will spend 20% of your time training and the rest of the time will involve

  • Carrying out all appropriate arboriculture and grounds maintenance operations under close supervision across the district.
  • Under supervision, operating all machinery, tools and equipment in a safe and appropriate manner, and in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations and with due regard to Health and Safety and Safe Systems of Work, assist with basic tree inspections/surveys and learn how to safely and appropriately use chainsaws, climb, fell and dismantle trees and undertake aerial work.

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We are proud to be Equal Opportunity employers and are committed to inclusion and diversity

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Preferred Skills

  • Enthusiastic, hard working and enjoys working outdoors
  • Experience in grounds maintenance would be an advantage but not essential as a full training schedule and apprentice scheme is provided
  • A full clean UK driving licence is desirable as operatives may be required to operative ride-on mowers and drive company vehicles / tow trailers

Benefits Offered

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Incremental annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

About the Company

Glendale

Glendale began creating and maintaining beautiful green spaces in 1990 and our desire for bringing them alive is stronger than it’s ever been. A multi-award winning green space management specialist, people’s fondness of our work has seen us extend our service offering over the years to include everything from design and specification, through to installation, operation and ongoing maintenance for commercial, private and public sector clients nationwide. Our highly driven team don’t just see what they do as a job, more a full-blown passion for providing quality green spaces and outstanding customer service. Together, we are committed to ensuring Glendale continues to shape the future of our industry.

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