Start your career in Tree Surgery with a

Tree Surgeon Apprenticeship 


Bawden Tree Care are on the hunt for the next generation of tree surgeons and arborists to join the tree care team here in Amesbury, Wiltshire. We'd love to meet enthusiastic and motivated individuals who want to start an apprenticeship in this fantastic and rewarding industry, learning and working with a great team and are comfortable being outside in adverse weather conditions.

Level 2 Apprenticeships in Trees and Timber at Bawden Tree Care

The training provided by Sparsholt College to the Bawden Tree Care apprentices will be through the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber; this training offers a wide spectrum of skills and learning, making it the ideal starting point for those embarking on a new career in arboriculture.  Bawden Tree Care will supplement this structured training with more work based experiences, as well as the chance to take part in external events, visits and lectures.  More specific details of the course are here.

On completion of the course you will be qualified and have some work experience under your belt, ready to develop and get started on building your career within the arboricultural industry.  Sparsholt will set you up with a bunch of transferable skills, we do of course want you stay at Bawden Tree Care and continue to develop and continue training - maybe Level 3 and beyond.  But long term the green space industry contains a diverse choice of career prospects, with the right motivation and encourage means that you can really develop and take those transferable skills with you.

The Apprenticeship Scheme is is designed to help you make a really positive start in your working life, whether that be tree surgery, arboriculture or some other aspect of the industry.  Training and learning with like minded people, not only gaining a valuable qualification, but developing confidence and building experience within the work place, as well as making new friends and having some fun. 

Where do I start?

Embarking on an apprenticeship, whatever the industry, is a two part process - the College concerned needs to be involved and so does an Employer.  We therefore suggest you start with one or the other of these - bit of a chicken or egg situation - but you need to approach one or the other first - it doesn't really matter which - start with us at Bawden Tree Care if you like - great choice for an informal chat about options etc.

You can also find out a lot more background information about jobs, careers and apprenticeships in tree surgery, landscaping and other green space industries at the British Association of Landscape Industries - GoLandscape web site - here.  We know it says 'Landscape' in the title and you want to be a tree surgeon, but really visit the site you will discover a wealth of information and advice to help you.  Also we recommend that you take a visit to the Arboricultural Association, website - there is even more information on the industry generally, courses, training and really great details on careers, it is all - here

Also did you know that every year this is a National Apprenticeship Week?  - Run to encourage and inform those that are interested in this exciting opportunity to make the right decisions for them, take a look - here.

Qualities that help make it all work.

  • An interest in tree surgery and arboriculture.
  • Comfortable in the outdoors, sometime working in adverse weather conditions.
  • Like to be in a team environment.
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn.
  • Can do approach.


  • We offer a starting salary based the Apprenticeship Scheme guidelines,
  • 28 days paid holiday, including public holidays,
  • Full personal protective equipment and when you are ready climbing equipment is also provided.
  • We value providing our staff with ongoing career development in tree surgery and arboriculture.
  • Great support and mentoring from our experienced and knowledgeable team.

 About Us

Bawden Tree Care is part of the privately-owned Bawden Group based in Wiltshire. Our work serves a variety of customers, including private domestic clients, MoD, local authorities, various councils and business parks. It is these customers that provide a source of varied, interesting and exciting work on a regular

There is a bot more information - here - also have a nose around our website - lots of great pictures and details of the jobs we do and the type of things we get up to!

 So, Fancy It?

You can apply directly to us by downloading an application form and e-mailing it to along with perhaps a short CV or details of any specific areas that are of interest, or sending it to our head office at Unit 2 Mills Way Centre, Mills Way, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7AU. If you would like to have an informal chat, in person or on 'Teams'  regarding Apprenticeships then gives us a ring on 01980 669911  and ask to speak with Nicki Bawden or  our Tree Care Manager, Adam Doel.


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