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Apprentice - Southwark

Job description


Salary range up to £300 - £450 per week (depending on age/experience)


Glendale has an impressive target of employing 20 apprentices in London and the South East in 2023. This is an outstanding opportunity with a market leader providing arboricultural services to private and public sector businesses. 


We guarantee our staff have work every day. Glendale arboriculture carries out a wide range of tree-related works for domestic, commercial & public sector clients, throughout London and the South East. We are looking for apprentices to become the future of our arboriculture teams. 


Services offered in this region include woodland and estates management, vegetation management, fencing, tree surgery, forestry and environmental engineering projects.


The standard working week in Monday to Friday,  7 am - 4.30 pm although this may vary slightly at each office. Regular paid overtime is also available outside of these hours.


Our arborists benefit from a vast array of tools and equipment, from high-end timberwolf chippers, Husqvarna and Stihl handheld equipment including battery equivalent tools, Mobile Elevated Platforms, remote-controlled stump grinders and 3.5t - 7.5t arb spec vehicles. 


The duration of the Apprenticeship is 24 months and will enrole in our Arb Academy, working with local colleges to achieve sector leading qualifications, experience and opportunity

The Opportunity

  • You will be working towards the Level 2 Arboriculture Apprenticeship Standard.

  • You will be able to carry out the academic side of the apprenticeship online at your own leisure

  • You will be required to attend college on a a day or block release basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

  • You will be working on permanent contracts with the opportunity to build and develop a long-term career.

  • You will have good opportunities for overtime earnings.

  • You will receive ongoing refresher training 

  • You will have access to tailored training and development programmes

Applicants are expected to be

  • Motivated

  • Keen to learn

  • Able to focus on the task at hand

  • Solutions focussed

  • Interested in trees and nature

  • Enjoy working outside

A Typical day

Each working day will begin with meeting your team leader and mentor for a briefing and loading up the necessary tools and materials for the tasks.

After travelling to the work site your tasks will be varied and as per the team leader's instruction.

Our Arb apprenticeship will aim to offer predominantly Arb-based experience, including:

  • Arboricultural groundwork operations

  • Operating machinery safely

  • Working with and around chainsaws

  • Rope access work, progressing onto aerial rescue techniques

  • Working towards aerial tree-cutting techniques

The day will end back at the yard in time to unload and clean up.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Incremental annual leave

  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

  • Employee health cash plan

  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day-to-day spending

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Company sick pay

  • Career progression

  • Training and development

  • Full top-end Personal Protective Equipment and uniform

Glendale is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.


About Glendale 

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter @GlendaleUK If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.