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  1. AriesArborists

    New Career/Kingswood training

    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
  2. Hi, Dose anyone have any experience with the advanced Arb and Forestry course at SRUC (Scottish Rural Educational College) in Dumfries? I have heard mixed reviews about the quality of the teaching and the organisation there. I would be interested to hear if anyone here has first hand experience of the course and when it was that you where there. What where the good and bad points? Thanks...
  3. Stueyfox

    Work in the North East

    Hi Guys & Girls, Moving to the North East (Hartlepool) in a month or so (Mrs has a new job), what is the work availability like, generally speaking? Are there regulars on here from the same area of County Durham at the moment? Any feedback would be helpful with regards to your own experiences from starting out in this area. (Have certs 30,31,32,33,38,39, PA1 spraying, cscs & will refresh my first aid before the move. Also had approx. 700 hrs geo and structures Rope access experience although IRATA has expired now). Cheers, Stuart
  4. Hi, I am looking for some Arb/Forestry work experience in West Wales over August. Available for work from 7th-25th August, I am happy to work on a voluntary basis for a short period. Level 3 diploma F&A, CS30, 31, 38, 39, basic tree inspection, B+E, stumpgrinder and chipper. Own PPE and saws. All I ask for in return for cheap/free labour is a short reference as I will be starting full-time Arb work in November. Please PM me or email mwarbor@gmail.com Thank you, Mark Wileman
  5. Sorbus are pleased to announce that we are hosting another workshop to benefit our customers on: Modern Climbing Tools and Techniques A complete practical overview of all the latest tools and techniques run by expert trainer in tree work and forestry, Tony Darbyshire and 3ATC winner Geoff Pugsley. An insight into rapidly developing new techniques and rope climbing tips for the arborist climber to help you be as productive, safe and comfortable as possible in the trees. Saturday 8th October We are all aware that this industry is constantly evolving and new techniques and tools are being introduced regularly, it almost seems that you just learn one technique and then there is another new shiny gadget out to learn about all over again! To help climbers get a better understanding we are offering a ‘hands-on’ experience in a variety of systems, starting at our brand new premises in Frome and then off to the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park in Kilmersdon. To get your space and for more information book online here: https://www.sorbus-intl.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=699&product_id=7062 If you would like to discuss any aspect of the course with us please don't hesitate to call us on 01373 475540 or email: sales@sorbus-intl.co.uk Thanks, The Sorbus Team
  6. Hi Folks! I am looking for Work Experience in any relevant role to Forest and Arboriculture. I am currently working on a Level 3 Course in Forestry and Arb at Reaseheath College. Woodland Management is my end goal in life. My mission is to become knowledgeable in the Arboriculture industry and gain all the skills and experience I can to try and bring some life back into the UKs woodland areas. From Monday 24/10/16 - Friday 28/10/16. Looking For: Tree Inspections Woodland Management Nursery Work / Tree Planting Groundwork Climbing I'm quite happy to get into anything related to Forestry and Arb. I don't drive but I can get a Train/Bus. I don't have any tickets yet. I don't expect money, I'm happy to volunteer to aquire skills and knowledge. I will NOT waste your time, I will pull my weight and gladly and enthusiastically attempt any task set. The date set is my half term at college, and I don't want to sit on my thumbs. I am 22 years old and I hold a serious attitude towards learning and I keep myself tidy and well managed. I am a sponge and I like to soak up Trees. I hate to be late, I will do my best and drag myself through thorn and bush to be on time. I currently have weekends and Mondays free, so if possible you could have me on those days on a regular/by needs basis if you like me. I have no industry experience, but have already learned a great deal from my amazing course lecturers, Alan Mottram and Leigh Crawley. If you are interested in having me work for you for a week, please Text me, Call me, or preferably EMAIL me. (If you are going to call me, please send a text beforehand letting me know, I tend to get a lot of calls from call centres and general nuisances!) kcoldfell@yahoo.co.uk 07399080699 I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks Kyle Beardmore ............. If any part of this post has broken the rules or if you have any advice, please feel free to text me or send me an email or message me through Arbtalk.co.uk
  7. hello, I'm currently studying L3 Arb at Easton, and looking for work experience. Willing to go self-employed if insurance is a issue, have all PPE, chainsaw and own transport. currently have CS30 and working towards CS31 that i should have soon. hoping to gain climbing qualifications in the future. current first aid. full clean driving licence. some experience doing ground work. hard working and keen to gain more knowledge and experience. 07557818223 regards, matt
  8. zarap

    Arborists experiences

    Hi, I work at an independent television company called Ricochet, based in Brighton. We make a broad range of documentary and factual programmes for all the main broadcasters, with recent series including Food Unwrapped, Born To Be Different and Mr Drews School for Boys for Channel 4, Andrew Marrs Megacities for BBC1, and Cowboy Builders for Channel 5. My job is to develop new programme ideas and we’re currently working on an idea for a documentary which would involve following the work of arborists. The documentary would follow the day-to-day lives of arborists, and would hopefully capture the exciting moments that are part of the job, the difficult climbs, the relationships between crews, and much more. As we are still in the research stages of this project, I’m looking to speak to arborists to make a three-minute tape to show the channel exactly what the content of this documentary would be. This means I’d like to hear the stories of favourite jobs, bad conditions and heart-stopping moments – stories that stand out about your job and why you enjoy it. If anyone is willing to have a really informal chat about all of this it would be great to hear from you - either on this forum, or you can contact me on zara.powell@ricochet.co.uk or 01273 224800 if that's easier. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. Kind regards Zara
  9. cartman

    Jobs

    Hi all, I have posted on here in the past about this but not much joy, possibly due to the recession. I'm currently training at level 3 diploma in arb and forestry, and i would like to know if anybody would be willing and able to offer me a paid job with them. I don't have tickets yet but will be going for them once i can start to cover the cost of my journey to and from uni, and the expenses of the course. I have my own PPE, so you wouldn't need to worry about that, i'm willing to just pull brash to a chipper if needs be, but obviously if anything else can be don't i will accept. i don't mind chipping, i have transport in the form of a 4x4. i have already completed the level 2 course and passed with Merit, Last Year i have also had expirence with a tree surgeon a while back who moved out to Australia, He got me into this sector and i really really enjoy it. i'm on the outskirts of Gainsborough, about 15 minutes from Gainsborough, 20 from Newark, and 15 from Lincoln. If anybody can offer me a job fairly close by it would be highly appreciated and welcomed with open arms. if someone can help please do get in contact with me. Thanks again
  10. hello I have finished the 9 week course at meristwood guildford in may.I signed up with an agency but not got alot from them I found this web sight last night and im wondering if theres any help on here I NEED A JOB! before starting the course I worked in ground maintenance for 3 years I have nptc 30 1,2 nptc31,38,39 at level 2 and general arboriculture I have my own ppe and climing gear and go out climing all the time.I dont no if its just the area I live in but there dont seem to be much work I will travel or relocate for work if the money is adequate. I have done some small take downs in my area for frends and family. all I need is to get my foot in the door and show that im a good hard worker .PLEASE HELP ME!

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