Careers and Training

Careers & Training


At County Tree Surgeons we firmly believe that our teams are our biggest asset and are committed signatories of the Skills Pledge. We prefer to develop and promote from within however often need to add to our numbers. We regularly look for qualified climbing arborists and team leaders to join our growing company.

Work & Pay Rates

In return for hard work and commitment we offer excellent rates of pay, a great working atmosphere and structured development programme. As soon as you start working with us your skills will be assessed and a full training gap analysis undertaken and a development programme agreed. This will be reviewed formally on an annual basis and requests for specific development areas considered and agreed dependent upon the needs of the business.

Apply for Employment

New contracts mean more opportunities!

We are currently looking for qualified climbing arborists at various levels. Contact us NOW in confidence.

If you can bring a particular skill, and if it will benefit the business, as we are not owned by a large multinational we can make the decision to diversify with the skills of our team members.

If you are looking for a rewarding career and are prepared to work hard then please e-mail your CV to paulfarrow@countytreesurgeons.co.uk, alternatively give us a call: 01342 719567.

What’s it like working for CTS?

We asked someone who did.

working for cts

“I started my career at County Tree Surgeons at 18. I wanted to work for a large company to learn from different and experienced climbers and to see how a tree company was run. I worked for CTS for a total of 3 years (2 stints). Started as an apprentice, finished as a foreman.

Learning to climb and cut from different climbers is in my opinion the best way to learn. You can use some of their advice and techniques to mould into your own style of climbing.
Thanks to CTS I have been able to complete many courses and tickets to improve my skills which I may not have had the chance to anywhere else. This industry is constantly evolving in tree management/ H&S/ machinery/ techniques… County has always kept up to date on these key points, which in my opinion makes them a premier in the UK tree industry.

As an AA approved company the standard of work is very high. They have had a whole number of different contracts, such as schools, highways, local councils but probably best of all, highly prestigious clients. This included a whole variety of jobs from planting to crane jobs, cobra bracing to reductions, stump grinding to air spading. I feel I learned nearly every aspect of tree work as an arborist at County. 8 years later, after working for a few big companies, CTS is the most professional, highly respected company I have worked for, but also my favourite. And the only reason I am not there now is because I live in Australia, and if I ever come back, I’ll be back there in a heartbeat.”