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Arb Apprentice - South Tyneside/Rotherham/Milton Keynes

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Apprentice Arborist - South Tyneside/Rotherham/Milton Keynes

Fixed Term for the duration of the Apprenticeship, leading to a Full Time role

Are you seeking the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst earning? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you keen to learn? Are you enthusiastic and motivated?

If you identify with the above, this Apprenticeship role was made for you! This is an outstanding opportunity with a market leader providing arboriculture services to the private and public sector. We now seek to recruit a number of staff including Apprentices to support this and other growing contracts nationwide.

And most importantly, you will be joining a company that can offer valuable career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

Who are we?

Glendale, a winner of BALI Employer of the Year, has revenues of £45 million.

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 We are a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. We have been at the forefront of green services provision since 1989 and offer innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of the green environment.

Who are you?

  • Enthusiastic, hard working and enjoys working outdoors

  • Experience in grounds maintenance would be an advantage but not essential as a full training schedule and apprentice scheme is provided

  • A full clean UK driving licence is desirable as operatives may be required to operative ride-on mowers and drive company vehicles / tow trailers

The Opportunity

You will complete an Apprenticeship in Arboriculture - Level 2 Arborist. The duration of the Apprenticeship is 24 months and you will spend 20% of your time training and the rest of the time will involve

  • Carrying out all appropriate arboriculture and grounds maintenance operations under close supervision across the district.

  • Under supervision, operating all machinery, tools and equipment in a safe and appropriate manner, and in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations and with due regard to Health and Safety and Safe Systems of Work, assist with basic tree inspections/surveys and learn how to safely and appropriately use chainsaws, climb, fell and dismantle trees and undertake aerial work.

On successfully completing your Apprenticeship we would expect to be able to offer you continued employment and development opportunities.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous 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

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We are proud to be Equal Opportunity employers and are committed to inclusion and diversity

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.