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Arborist Apprentice

RSS Infrastructure t/a Auctus Management Group

Apprenticeship Details

RSS Infrastructure is a railway-based vegetation management company. They currently undertake all elements of vegetation management from low level vegetation clearance through to technical tree takedowns and large-scale clearances via mechanical means. An exciting opportunity has arisen for two apprentices to join their team.

What you will be learning:

  • Understand the delivery of all elements of forestry works
  • Consider occupational and environmental risks to members of the workforce and public and raise to the Supervisor accordingly
  • To maintain a healthy working relationship with Principal Contractors and/or Contractors, obtaining future work plans to assist growth
  • Ensure a good knowledge of Health & Safety in all elements of site delivery
  • Ensure a good understanding of tree identification
  • Ability to complete risk assessments to a high standard
  • Confidence to understand and brief out risk assessments
  • Good understanding of how to identify, and work to, industry best practice and deliver excellent standards of work

Our apprenticeship programme offers a mix of on and off the job learning whilst also gaining experience in vegetation management within a rail environment, after an initial period of training including inductions and Personal Track Safety (PTS).

Desired skills:

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
  • Strong listening skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired personal qualities:

  • Able to react positively to new situations
  • Able to work co-operatively and support fellow employees and lead from the front
  • Professional, confident, assertive and able to uphold company policies with colleagues, management, and clients

Qualifications required:

  • GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English or level 2 Functional Skills

Future prospects?

  • Full time, future career opportunities available

Reality check:

  • Due to the nature of working on the rail, you will be working a mixture of days, nights and weekends. The work can also be physically demanding.

For more information about the vacancy or to apply, please contact Lu Mason on or 07436031699. 

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