Amy, aged 21 from Liverpool works as an Advanced Apprentice in Arboriculture for Amey Plc based in Liverpool. Amy began the Apprenticeship in the autumn of 2014, and works as part of a team covering the maintenance of trees across the Liverpool area. Amy is working towards an Apprenticeship in Arboriculture – Trees and Timber, receiving training in the workplace and on college technical days under the direction of tutor Mark Goucher.
Amy is one of only a handful of female Arboriculture Apprentices and explains her reasons for the career choice and why the Apprenticeship is perfect for her, saying; “Following school I studied Arboriculture at Myerscough College. I have always had an interest in the outdoors and green spaces and it seemed like a really interesting subject area. I attended a careers fair in Liverpool and spoke to Amey Plc. about a possible Apprenticeship opportunity. What I love about my role is that it combines practical, physical activity with knowledge I have studied at college. There is a load to learn and everyday is different. I work as part of a team and with the dangerous nature of our work we have to look out for each other at all times.”
“Its funny sometimes seeing the reaction of the public who really don’t expect to see a young female high up in a tree with a chainsaw. I love my job and am looking forward to a long career within the industry. I would recommend Apprenticeships to other young people as a fantastic way to start a new career. You earn a wage and continue with your studies. For me it’s a perfect combination.”
Myerscough College’s Workbased Tutor in Arboriculture, Mark Goucher comments on Amy’s progress saying; “Amy is an exceptional Apprentice. Her hard work and dedication are something for others to take note, as I have no doubt she will go far within the industry.”
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