Forestry Craftsperson Level 2 Apprenticeship at Forestry Commission
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Forestry Craftsperson Level 2 Apprenticeship
An apprenticeship is a job with training, therefore the primary responsibilities for the post holder will be working with other beat members to maintain and enhance the Forestry England estate using a range of practical and countryside skills including chainsaw/clearing saw work, grass strimming, fencing, planting, herbicide application, path maintenance and basic surveying.
The post holder will be expected to support the District's Strategic Plan in accordance with Forestry England’s vision by implementing programmes of work across their district and wider forest in a focused, motivated, enthusiastic way, maintaining good relations with neighbours and the public
Work effectively as part of a small team, and when requested responding quickly to unexpected work and requests raised by supervisors and foresters
Training to be provided
The apprentice will obtain a Level 2 Forest Operative at the conclusion of the apprenticeship.
Contained within the apprenticeship are the following qualifications:
Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work (in a forestry context known as +F)
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 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (including application near water)
Level 2 award in safe use of brush-cutters and trimmers
Level 2 award in safe use of forestry clearing saw
Communication skills,Organisation skills,Customer care skills,Problem solving skills,Team working,Physical fitness
GCSE or equivalent English Maths (Grade 4) Desired
On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be able to apply for a permanent position as a Forest Craftsperson.
Things to consider
Please note that Forestry work is often manual work and is carried out in challenging environments and in all weather.
About Forestry Commission
The Forestry Commission is the government department that creates and manages the nation’s forests, encourages forestry on private estates, and carries out forestry research, development, and education.
Forestry England is part of the Forestry Commission. We manage England’s beautiful, diverse and productive, publicly owned woods and forests.
We are the largest provider of home-grown, sustainably produced timber in England.
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