Fly-in fly-out contracts - 18th Jul 2012

NZ climbers working in Canberra yesterday
Richard Wanhill, thoughtplanters Business Development Manager has come to the aid of our Australian friends by finding New Zealand arborists to fill a hole.

By offering short term fly-in fly-out contracts to qualified tree climbers Richard was able to assist the Australians without adding to the shortage of workers here in New Zealand. 'By doing it this way we retain our arborists and satisfy the needs of the client in Australia'.

Currently there is a team of arborists in Canberra lead by thoughtplanters trainer Andy Neverman. Their work has attracted the attention of Treetools - Richard Tregoweth posted on Monday, July 16, 2012

Opportunities abound for skilled aerial arborists

The limited size of our tree care labor pool is well documented - see previous treetools posts. Now it appears the land of milk and honey (Australia in case you don't know) is short of experienced aerial arborists as well.

There are a number of big tree care projects underway across the Tasman offering fly-in fly-out contracts to qualified tree climbers. The emphasis here is on 'qualified' - that is, brains are required and not just brawn (apparently the aussies have enough of that already).

The arb inspired gold rush in Australia is likely to be temporary aberration but is does highlight the opportunities available to highly-skilled staff.

On that front, Arb NZ headed by ex-Asplundh Dave Darbyshire is currently recruiting staff from the UK and Europe to help fill the void in the local labor market.

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