Apprentice Tree Surgeon with John Hurle and Sons Ltd

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What will the apprentice be doing?

The lucky candidate would get involved with all aspects of tree surgery, planting and maintenance in an apprentice capacity. Some duties will include:
  • Learn to fell trees.
  • Help with general forestry work.
  • Planting and fencing.
  • Possibility of tree climbing once training has been provided.
  • Possible progression to machine operating and ATV driving.
Occasional out of hours/ emergency work may be required and variable start and finish hours.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a combination of:
  • Arborist Standard Level 2
  • Work based assessments
  • College attendance at Bicton College which will be in block weeks
  • English and maths Functional Skills, if required
The programme culminates in an End Point Assessment, in which the skills and knowledge you will gain during the apprenticeship will be formally tested. The following qualifications would also be required prior to end point assessment and these will be undertaken during the duration of the apprenticeship:
  • Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work
  • Level 2 award in safe use of brushwood chipper
  • Traffic Management (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding) OR Sector Scheme 12D
  • Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance
  • Level 2 award in crosscutting timber using a chainsaw
  • Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm
  • Level 2 award in accessing a tree using a rope and harness
  • Level 3 award in aerial tree rescue operations
  • Level 3 award in aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques
  • Level 2 award in safe use of mobile elevated work platform
  • Level 3 award in use of a chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of full-time employment for the right person.


Closing Date
John Hurle and Sons Ltd
Treviglas Rise, Probus, Truro TR2 4LJ, UK
£240 per week
Entry Requirements
GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above or equivalents.