Work Experience in Arboriculture really works!

Alex Chafe - Work Experience March 2016

Over the past 4 weeks we have been supporting a local student Alex, by providing him with work experience whilst he studies Arboriculture at Reaseheath College.

This is incredibly important for the students as Tree Surgery and Consultancy is not something that can simply be studied in a classroom, before launching yourself out into the world ready to proceed!

Sitting in lectures being shown diagrams of trees, learning about botany, being taught how to service machinery in the warm, dry tool sheds – this is all a long way from the reality of understanding how trees grow in the real world, how to be responsible for your colleagues when working in a team and how tools refuse to co-operate on a cold day when the rain’s blowing sideways!

It’s also important for our team of staff too – it may be a few years since some of them began their careers and the best way to reinforce something in your own mind is by teaching a complete novice what you do, how you do it and why you do it a certain way!

Alex came to us with a great attitude – he was keen, willing to listen to everything he was told and he’s worked exceptionally hard over the last few weeks. Tree Heritage are proud to be involved in the training of the next generation of Arboriculturalists and we wish Alex all the best for the future!

If you’d like a bit more information about the type of course Alex is involved with, take a look at the Reaseheath website here: Reaseheath College

If you aren’t local to Reaseheath College (which is in Nantwich, Cheshire) but you’re interested in a career in Arboriculture, there’s good advice on the National Careers Service website here: National Careers Service

Alex Chafe