The Association of Tree Officers (ATO) will promote, support and represent Tree Officers. Administrative control of ATO will be undertaken by the ATO Directors, supported by the National Co-ordinator, Becky Porter.
The UK Parliament Committee inquiry will examine these questions and what lessons can be learnt from the failure to meet previous tree planting ambitions in England. It will also consider how to balance the drive to plant more trees with the many other benefits for health, nature, and the economy derived from woods and forests.
The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until 6 December 2020. Please go to link: https://committees.parliament.
The Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture and Landscape Apprenticeship Group has gained approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to develop four new apprenticeships. Once complete, these will be supported by the Government’s apprenticeship scheme and available for training providers to offer across England.
Employers, with the support of training professionals, have been working hard to write the content of these new apprenticeships and now need a wider perspective. To make sure that they meet the needs of the widest cross-section of organisations, they need the industry’s help.
If you are an employer, training provider, assessment organisation or potential apprentice, please complete this survey before 15th October 2020 here: https://www.charteredforesters.org/2020/09/your-chance-to-input-on-four-new-apprenticeships/.
It only takes 10 minutes and gives you the chance to influence the content of these future apprenticeships.
The four proposed apprenticeships are:
This is a unique opportunity for our industries to develop work-based training routes into higher technical roles that are recognised and funded by Government. They will help businesses bring new talent into their workforce and develop existing staff into these roles, helping us make sure we have effective and technically trained managers to drive our sector forwards for years to come.