Apprenticeships in forestry and urban forestry
Apprenticeships combine a mix of on-the-job training with academic learning. Apprenticeships are designed to provide apprentices with the skills and experience required within a selected career while at the same time achieving approved qualifications. The benefit of an apprenticeship is that apprentices gain real work based skills while being guided and supported by industry professionals.
Apprentices undertake paid employment alongside college-based learning to gain the skills required to enter the workforce and are typically open to people above 16 years of age. Apprentices must be employed in the Industry. However, colleges and apprenticeship providers will often help with finding an employer as well as advising on funding.
The selection process for apprentices is likely to include an application that will consists of your CV and attached covering letter which in turn may lead to an interview. Showing enthusiasm, good communication skills, providing proof of a mature attitude and problem solving skills will all help an apprenticeship application and an apprentice’s successful completion of the framework
Level 2 apprenticeships in forestry
- Intermediate Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber - This apprenticeship is suitable for those going into Forestry, Arboriculture and Woodland Management. There are opportunities in the apprenticeship to specialise in a selected field.
Level 3 apprenticeships in forestry
- Advanced Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber - This apprenticeship is suitable for those going into Forestry, Arboriculture and Woodland Management. There are opportunities in the apprenticeship to specialise in a selected field.
Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock announced a new range of apprenticeships that will be developed by employers under the Trailblazer scheme on 27 June 2014. He also called for expressions of interest from groups of employers to become part of the third phase of Trailblazers.
In 2015 the forestry and arboriculture sectors along with the horticultural sector agreed to work with buisnesses to produce a new industry led apprenticeship scheme. With work progressioning rapidly it is expected that the new apprnticeship scheme will be ready for 2016.
- Level 2 Forestry Apprenticeship - Coming soon!
- Level 2 Arboriculture Apprenticeship - Coming soon!