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Service leaver looking for work in the Teesside/NYorks area

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Good morning all,

They say honesty is the best policy, therefore here goes.

I’m just about to leave the services and will be moving to Stokesley (Chop Gate) in the Teesside area and looking for work after the Christmas break, I’ve loads of experience in working and managing small teams and class myself as fairly fit. During the run up to leaving I’ve spent the last 18 months working on my qualifications and have achieved,

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry 

CS30 Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-cut Timber

CS31 Felling up to 380mm

CS38 Tree Climbing and Rescue

CS39 Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free-fall Techniques

CS40 Aerial Tree Pruning

CS50 Emergency Tree Ops

CS32 Felling Over 380mm

CS45 Supporting Colleagues (Training only)

CS34 Sever uprooted trees

CS35 Windblown trees

Lantra Woodchippers (Operation and Maintenance)


I hold C, C+E and H (tracks) licences and booked on my driver CPC ticket and have completed the H&S 1 day course for my LISS operator’s card.


However the key thing that will matter to most will be my experience, since qualifying I have taken time out to maintain my climbing, but have had limited experience while still working in the military. This aside if anyone is looking for a new team member and willing to give a new bloke a try, or even offer some career advise please get in touch.


Thanks Steve

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You’ll be a joy for someone Steve, that listing is a hell of a lot different to the usual either ‘well I just want a bit of work here and there until I can afford a trandit and chipper of my own’ or ‘my mum and dad said I have to get a job and I like axe men on tv so’. 


I’m sure you’ll find something, good people are hard to find. Good luck.

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Also consider council or university tree teams to get started with a reasonable income, though almost certainly less than you're used to, kit, insurance and pension scheme. Your local council may have gone to contract but worth a look on their recruitment pages and an application, you can always say no thanks. C+E should give you the edge for a lot of bigger setups.

Good luck, did the same myself 12 months ago in the South/West Yorks area.

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