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  1. Hi all, I've just picked up a S/h Stihl long pole hedge cutter (HL95-2008) and would like to get it going, it needs as a minimum a new fuel tank, I've looked on the internet and can only find OEM parts, as a new tank will cost more than £40 quid. I don't suppose anyone knows of a website that I can get other brand parts from? Cheers
  2. Hi Sam, If you've got the time and know what kit you want, i'd shop around. It took me a couple of days of trawling the various arb suppliers, but in the end I was able to save a wad of cash by getting the bits off different sites. It was amazing to see the price differences between them. Steve
  3. ERD, Use the links below to have a browse through the Civil Service guides, the first will give you all the information you will need to fill in the competency questions. The second one will provide a bit more detailed information on what each competency means, use this to structure your answers. Where possible try and build your response with a method like STAR. Situation Task Action (when talking about the action you carried out, try and use I instead of we as they want to understand what you did). Results (Try and think about the results you achieved, did you save money, time or reduce the effort to do something? If you can list a figure i.e. you saved the company X amount of pounds, or achieved a reduction in X man hours, all the better. But remember the result can be anything just try and quantify it). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/717275/CS_Behaviours_2018.pdf If you want I can PM you some of the competency responses I've previously sent in, although bear in mind I didn't get a job😒
  4. Mark, Will do, thanks. JAG, Thanks, I hadn't considered the council, but will take a look. Steve
  5. Lee, Thanks, I tried to maximise on what I thought any employer would want from someone new moving in to the industry.
  6. 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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