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  1. Hi Arbtalkers, we sent out an Instagram post yesterday asking this question and have had some fascinating replies so thought we’d ask here too. To see the Insta post and join the conversation click here but can you take a moment to answer this questionnaire too? We are keen to find out how people get into arb (and by default perhaps get an insight into how people don’t hear about it too!). If you'd like to tell us more, please comment - we'd love to hear from you. We're running the poll for just over a week and will share the results afterwards. Thanks, Kate & Beccy
  2. About OTT Out There Trees Ltd is a professional tree care service located in Chobham, Surrey. Established in 2003 we specialise in domestic and commercial tree surgery and large hedge work via rope and harness, rigging, MEWP and crane. We are in the process of applying to be an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor. The Job Contract or subcontract climber You will be using the most up to date kit, vehicles, and equipment. We offer a friendly environment and team atmosphere along with progression opportunities. Professional Development: Additional training and qualifications will be provided as necessary as part of our commitment to maintaining and enhancing a skilled and competent workforce. Overtime: potential for call-outs and overtime and weekend work available at increased rates of pay. 20 days paid holiday plus bank holidays. Qualifications • Be highly motivated and able to work to an extremely high standard of both safety and quality • Have minimum full UK driving licence • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Tree Climbing and Rescue • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3, Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques • Have relevant Arboricultural experience, ideally 2-3 years • Be willing to work as part of a team and take pride in your work Get in Touch 01932 873 777 [email protected] Out There Trees | - Tree Surgery, Surrey OUT-THERE-TREES.CO.UK
  3. IMG_7739.MOV 69143478266__B0EEB529-6177-4C8B-9CC8-3EE15E9240FA.MOV Hi Arb friends, it’s been a bit of a battle making this post (the second video down works on the phone for me, please ignore the top one… I can’t delete it!) and if it doesn’t work very well I will try again another day. The long and short of it is that we are wondering whether any of you have any video clips that you could share with us as we would like to make some videos to share on social media, spreading the word about jobs in Arb. Any short video clips would have to be high quality, filmed in portrait mode and with safe working practices. If you’re up for joining in please let me know here and I can share contact details to get us going. Thanks in advance for any content or comment. Kate & Beccy 😊
  4. Hi All, We're currently seeking climbers to work in Hong Kong with our company: Asia Tree Preservation, Ltd. (ATP) https://www.atptree.com. Over the past 10 years, we've had at least a dozen climbers from abroad work with us here, so we know the process of relocating here, visa application, etc.. Contact me if you have any questions, happy to answer and discuss. We're hiring asap, so contact me right away, thanks! - Jon Video we did with Redbull TV - Our careers webpage - Careers with ATP - ATP: Asia Tree Preservation, Ltd. Arborist Tree Management Services WWW.ATPTREE.COM Careers with ATP "Proud to be ATP" Have a look at this great video produced by Redbull TV a few years ago. It shows the... Climbing Arborist Scope of Work: tree pruning tree rigging and removal chainsaw use tree support system installations level 3 assessment – aerial assessment The position may at times also require some other types of work such as: tree survey and inventory for inspection of large numbers of trees tree assessment for evaluation of health and structure tree health care assessment and treatment strategies airspade for tree root assessment and health improvement advanced tree risk assessment including sonic tomography, resistograph, air spade, soil testing and analysis various other aspects of consulting This is a great opportunity for arborists to gain more experience in many different aspects of arboriculture, and at the same time, experience. Regarding the current coronavirus situation, Hong Kong has it pretty well managed (much better than other places). Our work is still very active right now. Please email me at [email protected] or send me a message on this website, thanks! Jon Picker
  5. Hey there, first time poster on this forum. I’m a 21 year old based in Edinburgh, Scotland and looking into becoming a tree surgeon. I have experience with a saw and can run one with decent confidence but don’t have any tickets. My main question is what is the best way to go about getting qualified. I’ve looked into getting nptc and it does seem pricey. would a company usually put a new “apprentice” through there training or do they mostly look for people with previous training/ nptc certified? I would much prefer trying to get on job experience rather than doing the college route however I would consider it if it’s more likely to allow me to break in to the industry. any help here would be appreciated, cheers!
  6. Evening everyone, First time posting on here?, just putting some feelers out for potential work abroad In Australia or New Zealand for 2021. Currently based in South Wales with 2 years experience in the Arb/Rope Access industry, working as a subbie. I’ve travelled Australia and New Zealand previously and I have been looking for the opportunity to go back. Can provide a CV and multiple references. [email protected] Cheers everyone.
  7. Arb Safety UK is a family run business with careers opportunities to suit all. If you are considering joining our team we have both part time and full time positions available at our South Yorkshire location. We offer a friendly environment and team atmosphere, with a focus on Continued Professional Development. Where possible, we will provide additional training as required and encourage growth for development within our company. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. How to Apply All of our positions are dependent on the successful completion of application and trail process. Wages will be discussed per applicant, as this is dependent on qualification and experience. We are looking for individuals who are willing to work hard both at their job, and on their professional development. Contact us at [email protected]
  8. Course: Tree Surgery for Craftsmen Start date: Monday 7 January 2019 Duration: 9 weeks (part-time) Cost: £3895 (plus registration fee and advisory costs) Ideal for those looking to develop a wide range of tree surgery knowledge and skills, to launch or further develop their career. Accommodation is available onsite - if required. Course modules: General (e.g. tree work teams, job appraisal, trees and the law etc.) Tree work operations Tree removal Pruning Preventative and remedial work Ground work Tree biology Soils Pests, disease and other tree problems Tree knowledge Tree work machinery Chainsaws Specialised tree machinery First Aid at Work (including First Aid for Forestry) Practical work is carried out in woodlands, on the adjoining golf course, and the ornamental grounds of the College's 400-acre estate. You will also carry out work on outside worksites, giving a good range of realistic working situations. Several renowned gardens and arboreta, such as Kew, Wisley and Winkworth are within easy reach of the College. You will be taught by skills and experience tutors who make full use of the well-equipped workshops, laboratories and machinery during the course. The diverse range of tree and shrub species in the woodlands, ornamental grounds and plant nurseries provide a resource for developing plant knowledge. For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://www.merristwood.ac.uk/CourseInformation/ShortCourseDetails.aspx/727000234066644/Arboriculture & Forestry Alternatively, please contact us for more information - Tel: 01483 88 40 40 or Email: [email protected]
  9. We're looking for a new team member! TREE AND LANDSCAPE – CAD TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION May 2018 COMPANY BACKGROUND The Tree and Woodland Company was set up in 2010 and offers consultancy and implementation services for tree and woodland projects throughout the UK. There are currently 4 full-time staff as well as self employed sub-contractors. Our key skills are management of trees in historic landscapes, hazard tree assessment and woodland management on large estates, managing trees in development sites, and golf course tree management. We provide specialist advice, draw up work recommendations, project manage, and also deliver work proposals using our team of sub-contractors. BACKGROUND TO ROLE The person in this role will be responsible for supporting the arboricultural team in the production of surveys and reports. The scope of the role will cover the production of drawings in various software packages; report co-ordination and formatting; assistance with planting designs and onsite project management. It is predominantly therefore an office-based role, with some scope for site work. The Tree and Landscape Technician will report to the Senior Arboriculturalist, and work alongside other team members. The role has developed out of business growth, and the consequent need for full-time support to the arboricultural consultancy team. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Creation of arboricultural and landscape drawings in AutoCAD, Adobe, and Illustrator; e,g, development-related tree plans, landscape masterplans, historic landscape restoration plans. Report co-ordination, formatting, and checking. Assistance with planting designs and production of planting bills of quantities. Assistance with project management of planting projects onsite. Keeping electronic and hard copy filing of jobs up to date. Assist with updating company website and preparation of marketing materials SKILLS REQUIRED Essential: Competent in use of AutoCAD, Adobe, Illustrator, or keen to learn these programmes Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). Reasonable working knowledge of trees, landscape design and/or horticulture Good organisational skills. Good interpersonal skills, working with other team members. Desirable: Experience of planting design work. Use of GIS mapping systems. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE At least 1 years’ experience in an arboricultural / horticultural / landscape role. Arboricultural or landscape qualifications valuable. HOURS AND SALARY 37.5 hours per week, 9am – 5pm with half hour break. Working hours have some flexibility by agreement. Competitive Pay rate to be based on experience. CLOSING DATE for applications is June 1st, 2018. HOW TO APPLY You can apply via LinkedIn: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydav8wmf, OR Email your CV to Nicola McKinlay: [email protected] A cover letter to tell us more about you is welcomed, but not neccessary. Please note, we are unable to communicate regularly on this forum - therefore, please direct all questions to the email above.
  10. Hi everyone I am new to the site. I am 32 years old, I live in Liverpool and I am thinking of leaving my well paid office job and get myself a trade in becoming an Aborist. I am currently earning 40k a year and I am aware that I will have to take a big dip or even cut in half my salary by making this career choice. Some of you may think I am mad but I am really tired of the office politics and sitting behind a desk all day. I feel really connected with nature and this, I am not new to hard graft I used to work on sites building universities and hotels as a labourer but never actually had a trade behind me. My plan is to get a month intensive training from Kingswood training centre in Kent which do a full starter course which gives me... NPTC 201/202/203 (CS30/31) – 5-day Lantra Chainsaw Maint. Cross Cutting and Felling of Trees (up to 380mm) plus NPTC Assess NPTC 206/306 (CS38) – 5-day Lantra Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue – plus NPTC Assess NPTC 308 (CS39) – 2-day Using Chainsaw from Rope and Harness – plus NPTC Assess Stumpgrinder – 1 day Lantra or NPTC Woodchipper – 1 day Lantra or NPTC Basic Tree Inspection (BTI) – Lantra Qualification Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) – OFFQUAL I know having the tickets is only half the battle and what employers want is good experience. I know its not going to be easy. I am worried about not finding work due to my experience after forking out 3 grand on the course. I would just like peoples thoughts on this who have experience in the business, especially those starting in their early 30s. The money is secondary to me and job satisfaction is more important to me now. The idea of maybe one day having my own business and this line of work which has so many aspects to it is exciting to me. I would love to know peoples feelings on being an arborist, does anyone hate the job? if so why? do you love it? what would you do differently if you started up again? Look forward to hearing your thoughts
  11. Sedgemoor Tree Services Ltd About the Company Sedgemoor Tree Services are an Arb Approved contractor, family run business based in Cannington, Somerset. We have a broad range of customers, from national companies, highways, social housing to domestic. We pride ourselves on having a fun and friendly team, the company offers a good training plan with a clear path for progression. We use modern kit and techniques Have a look at us on Instagram and twitter as @sedgemoortree and Facebook Sedgemoor Tree Services Ltd. About the job We are looking for an experienced climber to join our team. This position is a permanent, full time role. You will need to have a minimum of 3 years climbing experience. We will offer a good training plan with career progression. Excellent time management is essential as is personal presentation. 28 days annual leave with an extra day for each year worked in the company.PPE and uniform providedBasic pay between £22,880 - £28,080 per year (craftsman) & £26,000-£32,000 (Senior Craftsman) depending on experience plus enhancements and bonuses. Plenty of overtime available and call outs although not compulsory. Preferred Skills We are looking for someone that would ideally fall in to the Craftsman Tree Worker or Senior Craftsman category on the R2 website attached documents below (slightly tweaked from the original R2 version). We require all relevant NPTC qualificationsMust have a driving license, ideally B+EExcellent arboricultural knowledge and skills.CSCS required ROLO desirable Please don't be put off if you don't tick all the boxes we are a progressive company and will train you up to the required level. CONTACT Please email [email protected] (please reference Arbtalk) any queries or correspondence Thanks for looking Jim & Nik Job Description - Senior Craftsman Tree Worker .pdf Job Description - Craftsman Tree Worker PDF.pdf
  12. Hi, i am an excavator operator looking to get employment in the south west england, i love the idea of working out in th forests and even hope to one day transfer across to timber harvester operating. Does anybody know of any large timber harvesting companies in the south west? perticulaurly wiltshire. Many thanks in advance Gord


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