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A big welcome to Tom Oxton

23/05/2013

We are proud to welcome Tom to our team after successfully completing an apprenticeship scheme.

At Devon Tree Services we are strong believers that many young people are highly motivated by work, or the prospect of it. Times are tough for young people presently and job opportunities are hard to find.

An apprenticeship means direct, hands-on training. Apprentices learn by seeing and by doing. They inevitably make mistakes, and learn from them. They get a first-hand feel for the nature of the work as well as a chance to hone the skills and tricks needed to become experts. Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal.

Tom has just successfully completed his apprenticeship and now holds the Level 2 Diploma in Trees and Timber (Arboriculture or General Woodland and Forestry Tree work.) In the past 12 months or so he has gained  NPTC level 2 awards in chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting (CS30) as well as the award for climbing trees and performing aerial rescue (CS38). He has also completed Lynher training courses on Bat Awareness, First Aid, Pole Pruners and Woodchippers amongst others.

"I'm really happy to be taken on after finishing the apprenticeship. Everyone here has been very helpful and I've learnt so much in the last year. I'd like to thank everyone at Devon Tree Services for this opportunity."

Tom has proven to be hard working, eager to learn and a real asset to the team. His development has progressed impressively and we are very happy to welcome him to the company full time.

A big welcome to Tom Oxton