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Estate Maintenance

YOUR WORKING DAY IN THE ESTATES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT WILL NEVER BE DULL. THERE ARE NEW THINGS TO DO AND LEARN EVERY DAY. A VARIETY OF QUALIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE RAIN OR SHINE INCLUDING THE FULL RANGE OF CHAINSAW TICKETS, SPRAYING TICKETS, HEDGECUTTER & STRIMMER TICKETS AND MUCH MORE AS YOU HELP MAINTAIN FIELDS, WOODLANDS AND GARDENS. A WIDE RANGE OF EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS WILL OPEN UP TO YOU WITH THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU GAIN.

Our Estate Maintenance Department can help you to...

  • Get chainsaw, hedge cutter, strimmer and spraying tickets
  • Drive a tractor, use trailers, harrows and toppers
  • Get Working at Heights & Emergency First Aid qualifications
  • Learn fencing and repairs
  • Look after a 500-acre estate with woods, fields and lawns
  • Get your licence to work on sites (CSCS Card)
  • No prior experience is necessary as full training is given

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Learning basics of the trade and gaining work experience.

Test days and opportunities to take tests may come in Level 1, but by the end of Level 2 & Extension, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire some or all of:

  • Chainsaw
    • Maintenance
    • Cross-cutting
    • Felling up to 15″
    • Ariel rescue
    • Climbing (handsaw)
    • Rope & harness (chainsaw)
  • Hedgecutter and Strimmer tickets
  • Spraying ticket
  • Driving Theory
  • Health & Safety
  • Manual handing
  • Working at Heights
  • Emergency First Aid

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Cut a hedge safely and tidy up afterwards
  • Use a chemical sprayer competently
  • Undertake a range of chainsaw work
  • Mow a section of grass competently with straight lines
  • Weed and prepare an area of ground for planting out plants with even spacing
  • Strim an area safely taking into account windows and trees
  • Drive a tractor with trailer and carry out pre-start checks
  • Working on ladders and platforms safely
  • Put harrows on a tractor and harrow a field
  • Put topper on tractor and top a field
  • Roll a field
  • Measure out and complete a fencing job
  • Rotovate an area for seeding

Increasing work experience and skill level.

Test days and opportunities to take tests may come in Level 1, but by the end of Level 2 & Extension, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire some or all of:

  • Chainsaw
    • Maintenance
    • Cross-cutting
    • Felling up to 15″
    • Ariel rescue
    • Climbing (handsaw)
    • Rope & harness (chainsaw)
  • Hedgecutter and Strimmer tickets
  • Spraying ticket
  • Driving Theory
  • Health & Safety
  • Manual handing
  • Working at Heights
  • Emergency First Aid

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Cut a hedge safely and tidy up afterwards
  • Use a chemical sprayer competently
  • Undertake a range of chainsaw work
  • Mow a section of grass competently with straight lines
  • Weed and prepare an area of ground for planting out plants with even spacing
  • Strim an area safely taking into account windows and trees
  • Drive a tractor with trailer and carry out pre-start checks
  • Working on ladders and platforms safely
  • Put harrows on a tractor and harrow a field
  • Put topper on tractor and top a field
  • Roll a field
  • Measure out and complete a fencing job
  • Rotovate an area for seeding

Trainees who prove themselves and for whom it is deemed appropriate there may be opportunities to extend the placement and achieve a deeper level of work experience and skill.
Trainees might get the opportunity to work toward or achieve some part of the following:

  • Opportunity to continue work experience through the remaining 2 seasons and gain experience of every season
  • Further opportunity to pass some or all of the tests listed above
  • Opportunity for practical driving lessons