In a recent survey we carried out it appears that over and above essential training only a small percentage of companies are actually willing to invest in ongoing training to develop their staff. In some ways you cannot blame these companies, training staff is a huge expensive and once qualified it is common for staff to simply move on.

Many arborists fail to finalise their training with a rigging, chipper or MEWP course this can often lead to you and the company being uninsured should an incident occur. If you want to move up the career ladder it may be worth self-funding your own additional training to increase your value and make yourself a more desireable employee. Our sister website lists a selection of training events and workshops you may wish to consider attending. Not only can these events expand your knowledge but they can also give you the opportunity to network within the industry.