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  1. I have read a few posts from people in my position taking a change in career. I am 36 now and am aware that I am not going to be the strongest climber for much longer. I am half way through the NPTC Tree Surgery course at Kilmarnock College. I have my climbing, rescue and chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting tickets and am looking for some opportunities to gain some more experience. By the end of the course which finishes in June I will have my small and medium felling and aerial cutting tickets also. I would like to gain some work experience and start earning asap and so have been contacting some of the larger companies who are more lightly to provide additional training. I have also contacted the smaller companies. I have looked on ArbJobs.Com but there is no drop down for Scotland in the regions selector. I am interested in developing my climbing and cutting skills and am aiming to develop my skills with a view to a career in forestry and conservation. Any guidance or advice you can offer would be appreciated. All comments and suggestions welcome.
  2. TreeJay

    Work experience

    Hello, I am currently studying a level 3 arboriculture and forestry diploma and have almost finished the first year. I have all my PPE, experience climbing, felling and am working with a tree surgeon aswell as having carried out conservation work. I am enquiring if anyone has any work or work experience around the Colchester/ Essex area. I am currently in full time employment as a chef. I am able to send a cv. Thank you for your consideration, Jeremy
  3. I am student currently studying level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture in North Wales. I am in my final year and nearly finished and looking to gain experience into the arboricultural sector around the North wales area. I hold my basic chainsaw up to 38mm and strimmer/brush cutter tickets and will have my high ropes with chainsaw and pesticide tickets soon.
  4. Gbuggle

    Looking for some experience.

    Good morning good folks of arbtalk! My name is Adam, I currently live in Wakefield and am going through the process of leaving the RAF and hoping to gain a career in arboriculture. I am booked in to gain my qualifications (CS30, 31, 38, 39, 40, 41, 50) in June from TKF Training in Holmfirth as part of resettlement through the armed forces. To that end I am unqualified as an arborist but would however like to offer my services ground working or labouring for somebody in order to gain some experience within the industry. I am willing to travel, within reason, and look forward to getting stuck in. If anyone has any questions or advice feel free to give me a shout. Thank you, Ad.
  5. Hey, Thanks for adding me to the forum I’m looking for some part time or casual work in the Manchester or Stockport area. I’d like to gain some climbing experience by working with competent climbers. I come with my own gear and transport, and work as a self-employed gardener, so I’m good to subcontract. I just started doing some climbing jobs as part of my business. I have CS30/31/38/39, first aid, bushcutter, pesticides, and an RHS lev 2 and city & guilds lev 2 in horticulture... Casual doesn’t seem to be quite the right word for tree work
  6. Hi, I'm looking to get some hands on experience with a tree surgeon/arborist near Glasgow, but will travel further afield. I'm 27, fit and reliable with full clean license and car. I will be hopefully getting my basic chainsaw certs (CS30+31) early next month and plan on getting more as I gain experience. Looking for any opportunity to learn. I have used chainsaws in past while volunteering in Sweden and Norway for basic estate maintenance work, processing firewood, harvesting Christmas trees, etc. And even worked with a chainsaw carver. I'd be prepared to work for free until it's been established that I'm worth having around. I work hard and don't mess around so know that in time I'll be an asset to any business. So if you fancy a free pair of hands for a few days work or if you are needing an apprentice/groundsman let me know. I''ll consider any offers. If necessary I'd be prepared to relocate if there was a good opportunity. Cheers, Richard 07933136253
  7. Hi, 27 year old guy looking for work experience with a business or individual in Glasgow. No tickets just yet but I own and use a chainsaw when the wood pile starts complaining too much. I have my own PPE as well. I'm prepared to volunteer my services for free until I've demonstrated that I'm going to be a reliable and solid worker. I'm not looking for any handouts just an opportunity to learn. May well be doing the Level 3 Arboriculture down at SRUC Dumfries end of Oct or might try and gain tickets individually if an opportunity presents itself. I've spent time in Norway with a chainsaw carver and some time in Sweden with a Welsh ex-forestry guy. We spent the summer building husky kennels out of the surrounding forest haha so I have plenty of experience on ground level. Thanks, Rich Mobile: 07933136253
  8. Hi I am looking at a career change and tree surgery is my ultimate aim. I would love to shadow/volunteer/experience a few days with a tree surgeon. I am based in London and am available any weekends really. Anyone help would be hugely appreciated - I'm incredibly eager to learn and pick things up as quickly as possible. Cheers Will
  9. Hi All, I’m new to this industry (currently an IT Salesman) looking to gain all qualifications and most importantly real, on site experience. I was wondering if it possible to exchange free day labour for some basic tuition. I have the majority of weekends free and I have a week off in March to fill. Is anyone looking for some free labour at the moment? I live in Yate, North Bristol, BS37 area. Happy to commute 1 hour each way. Cheers, John
  10. monkay102

    Looking for work Experience

    Hi my name is Peter Clifford, Im currently studing a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Arboriculture at Otley College, Suffolk. im on my second year and have attained CS 30 and CS 31 and was looking if any local Companies would be interested in taking my on for any free work experience for a couple of days a week. please feel free to contact me on - 07926092088 or email me at peter.work.2012@hotmail.co.uk any work would be greatly appreciated cheers Peter
  11. marine1983

    Wanting to get into Tree Work?

    Hi, My name is Chris. I have just moved to the Aberystwyth area. I'm keen to get into tree work, whether that be forrestry or an arborist. I would like to give it a go and would like to know if there are any recreational climbs, or someone willing to take me on for experience at weekends with hopefully being taken on. I dont have any tickets but I'm willing to self fund ones that are needed. I have a full full clean license upto HGV Class 1, also willing to travel a reasonable distance. I'm a good reliable worker with a good ethic being ex military the weather and graft will not put m off. I realise this may be a bit of a long shot.
  12. paulsmudgersmith

    Work experience Bristol area

    Hi, am currently in the process of leaving the Marines and have summer leave coming up on the 5th of July. I live in the Bristol area and was wondering if anyone would be interested in letting me work for them for some work experience before I do this as an actual job. Currently gained CS30+31 and 38. I have also got Woodchester and stumpgrinder tickets, and am hoping to get a bit more experience before getting CS39. I am free for the majority of July so any work would be much appreciated, thanks!
  13. cartman

    can you help ??

    Hello there, I'm currently studying arb at college in Lincoln at Level 3, however i'm looking if someone could offer me some work around the Lincolnshire area. I'm willing to travel and have own transport in form of a 4x4, I'm also willing to do grounds work i.e chipping brash collection etc, and always willing to further advance the skills i have gained in college. my car license is post 98 Thank you for looking If you can help please do get in touch Thank you
  14. Hello all. I have recently started my level 3 arb course at Easton college and am looking for work experience in the norfolk/suffolk area. First a little about me. I'm a 25yr old mature student and I am a year 1 arb student. I have my own vehicle and car licence, I have come to arb from working in the IRATA system of rope access so have an understanding of ropes and rigging in I am also a qualified first aider with a recently renewed ticket. I'm more than happy to provided my own PPE although I do not have a harness or my CS tickets for climbing yet. As I am only a couple of months into my course my knowledge is steadily growing and I would love to join a team where I can expand my knowledge. I am happy to provide a CV if needed and am prepared to work as hard as anyone else in this industry. Also if this helps I can make a mean pot of tea and have many years experience with a rake and broom tidying up work sites. Any help would be appreciated greatly. Many thanks JC.
  15. Hi my name is Ed Carrigan i'm 20 years old from Ripon, North Yorkshire and seeking employment in the arboricultural industry. I have some experience on the ground and climbing but looking to further advance my career. I hold NPTC CS 30,31,38,39 and recently completed a level 2 apprenticeship in environmental conservation with my current employer. I also hold various other NPTC units in pesticide application, tractor driving and hold a full clean driving licence with B+E. I have applied to complete an RFS certificate in arboriculture which i will be doing online in my own time. Im a hardworking enthusiastic person looking for a future career in arboriculture and not afraid of putting in a lot of time and effort to achieve this goal. Any advice or chance of even doing some weekend work for anyone would be much appreciated.
  16. ttsmattgodwin

    Tree Surgeons - Sub-Contractors Required

    Sub-Contractors Required We are looking for experienced Tree Surgeons to sub-contract work to who can be available as and when required within the Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester areas Similarly if you are looking for work experience, we would be happy to hear from you. If you are interested, please send your CV for the attention of Matt Godwin at titchfieldtreeservices@hotmail.com or call me on 07703 549745 for more information Minimum Qualifications CS30/31 CS38/39 Rates of Pay Depending on experience We are a friendly professional team of experienced tree surgeons qualified to carry out all aspects of tree work with over 10 years of experience. We deal in all varieties of tree work and always strive to deliver an excellent, efficient and quality service. We are council approved and do work for numerous local authorities and are highly recommended by them.
  17. Tony Banner

    Tree surveying work experience?

    Hi my names Tony Banner am a 30 yr old am currently studying for my technicians certificate in arboriculture level 3. I have five experience working in arb an hold cs30,31,38 and chipper certs. Am looking for any tree surveying work experience preferabably in the northwest but would relocate anywhere in the U.K. I would be willing to accept any assistant/trainee roles and any wage. Am hardworking, reliable, polite and friendly. I would like to hear from anyone who has any work or knows of somewhere I may find work Thanks Tony

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