Gristwood & Toms to open doors to school students in recruitment bid

Specialist arboricultural contractor Gristwood & Toms is to host an open day next month in order to show local youngsters what the industry has to offer.

Image: Gristwood & Toms
Image: Gristwood & Toms

The company is inviting Year 12 & 13 students from local schools to attend the event at its head office in Shenley near Watford on 28 September, between 10am and 3pm.

It is intended to provide an opportunity for students to learn about arboriculture and to discover what opportunities the industry can offer.

They will see a number of demonstrations including tree climbing, aerial rescue, recycling, log cutting and chipping, while the company's experts will explain aspects of tree management from surveying to risk assessments, health & safety issues, protecting wildlife, environmental responsibilities and controlling pests and diseases.

Gristwood & Toms plans to run a number of training and apprentice schemes over the coming three years starting next year, which recruitment and training officer Nick Obern will be discussing.

One of Britain's largest specialist tree consultancies and contractors, Gristwood & Toms employs more than 200 staff at depots across the country.


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