student arborist

Apprentice Ampfield, Romsey, South of England (United Kingdom) Trainee£22,000 - £23,000 (GBP)

About the job

Come and refine your skills in a dynamic working environment with an experienced and friendly team, where personal growth and development are encouraged.

We are currently recruiting for an Arborist Student position for a period of 12 months. This unique opportunity offers expert knowledge / guidance and training from a highly experienced head arborist and team within an internationally renowned arboretum.

Students will be taught industry best practise in numerous arboricultural operations and basics in the plant sciences, advanced plant identification skills and practical workshops on tree and plant management. You'll contribute to the first-class maintenance of the tree collection and associated landscape ensuring that The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens achieves the highest standards of arboricultural health and safety, maintenance and presentation.  

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Preferred Skills

  • NPTC – CS30 chainsaw maintenance, CS31 Felling-small trees,
  • First Aid
  • Practical experience of horticulture/arboriculture, gained through practical experience, education and qualifications.
  • A basic understanding of tree biology/anatomy and tree biomechanics.
  • Be aware and understand the relevant legislation relevant to tree work.
  • Committed to team work but also able to work unsupervised and with a flexible approach.
  • Good communicate skills, able to exchange information effectively, with staff, visitors and students, in order to instruct, inform and education.
  • Able to deal with and resolve, problems and queries which arise in day to day work, using own judgement and professional knowledge.
  • Ability to fulfil the physical requirements of the role.

 


Benefits Offered

We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace, where talent is truly recognised and developed. We have created an environment that you can look forward to being a part of and where you are empowered to be your best and believe in creating a workplace built on teamwork where people can grow and develop in their roles.

Climbing, aerial rescue and chainsaw use in a tree, training and qualifications will be given as part of the role.


About the Company

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire is open all year and offers 180 acres of beauty, inspiration and discovery. Over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world grow in a variety of themed landscapes.

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