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  1. Hi all, I am currently looking into working in Europe as a climber and I've noticed that a lot of places ask for ETW certification. Is this a necessary qualification to take on if I have City and Guilds tickets? Does anyone have experience in gaining this qualification and if so, how would someone from the UK go about doing it? Thanks for any info =)
  2. Hi everyone, I'm looking at doing a first aid course to boost the old CV. I thought I'd shoot the question here: Is there a specific first aid course that is geared towards arb work or will a general 'first aid at work' course do the job? Thanks for reading.
  3. Hi all, climber from Stockport looking for work full/part-time or odd days. Own climbing gear, saws and transport - CS30, 31, 38 & 39. PM me if you need a hand. Cheers!
  4. Hi there, I have visited quite a few countries in my life and I have to say Holland is my favourite, however I can't seem to find any Dutch tree surgery companies on line. Does anyone know any or anything about the industry over there? I assume there are tree surgeons there because people have gardens and the place is very well kept. I am a UK resident but I would love to move there to live and climb. Thanks!
  5. Hi all, unfortunately my last company (Bartletts) has made me redundant. I worked for them as a climber since November last year and I have been climbing since June 2015. I have the following tickets: CS30, 31, 38 & 39. I also hold a full driving licence and Lantra Chipper Award. I have my own PPE and will have own climbing kit/saws in a month or so - still saving the pennies. Cheers!
  6. Hi there, I have attained my climbing tickets as of June 2015 and have been climbing since. I am currently thinking of the future and surveying / consulting seems to be the way forward when I begin to slow down later in life. Does anyone have any recommendations of where would be a good place to start? Some folk have mentioned doing a foundation degree but I'm unsure where would provide such a course that I would be able to undertake on line as moving for the sake of a course would be a bit challenging. Thanks in advance for any advice. Steve
  7. Hi, I am strongly considering making a move to The Netherlands in a couple of years, I was just wondering if anyone could give advice on how to find jobs out there as a climber? I know people have gardens so there must be a demand for tree surgeons, I assume. Thanks in advance for any information. Cheers, Steve
  8. Hi all, I have all my required tickets up to cs39, own transport and climbing kit. Looking for full time climbing work in the south east greater manchester area. Feel free to PM me on here as I check it daily. Thanks!
  9. Hi all, I have recently passed my CS 38/39 and I am now on the hunt for some climbing work in the Stockport or even Greater Manchester area. I have been working as a groundie for a year now as well so I have a good idea of what it's like to work on site. I also have a full driving licence and my own PPE. Please get in touch if anything is going, thanks a bundle. Steve
  10. Hi all, I am currently residing in the Stockport borough of Greater Manchester. I have my CS30 & 31 tickets with experience ranging from hedge trimming to assisting large beech dismantles. I also hold a full driving licence and my own PPE. Feel free to message me on here. Thanks!


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    <p>Are you sub contracting in the Wilmslow area, if so can you please email me your CV and rates to <a href="mailto:" rel="">[email protected]</a></p>

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  12. Hi all, I hold CS30/31 with 7 months experience as a groundsman. Currently looking for work around the Stockport area of Greater Manchester, willing to possibly travel further. Please PM if you have anything going. Thanks!
  13. Hi all, I work for a large tree company in Manchester, UK. I'm current working as a groundie, taking my climbing course in April. I want to ask if anyone knows the age limit for someone looking to climb in New Zealand? I'm currently 27 and a couple of guys have told me that I need to hurry up if I want to stand a chance. Is this so? Or are people over there more concerned about skill and experience? Just looking for some advice from business owners over there or anyone else who might be in the know. Thanks in advance! Steve
  14. Hello and good day to anyone who reads this, I am currently working for a tree firm in Manchester, UK and I currently hold my chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting and felling of 380mm trees tickets. I am 27 and planning to do the tickets required that will allow me to do aerial rescues and use a saw in the tree in the coming months (waiting for the weather to improve a bit). Ultimately my goal is to get a job as a climber working abroad, preferably in America or New Zealand. This leads to my question to the forum: What is the best route to take for this plan? Also, am I too old already? I have had a poke around on the site and so far it seems to me that companies prefer people with 2 years experience as a minimum. Could anyone advise what else would be a good thing to have on the old C.V. that would make me attractive to foreign employers? Thanks in advance everyone.


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