Aran moved into arboriculture from a career as a rock climbing and watersports instructor. Starting in the industry as a tree climber, he spent 4 years contracting around the south coast, for homeowners and commercial clients. Aran then studied through the University of Central Lancashire working towards his degree in arboriculture, which Arbtech funded the final year of.
Since starting at Arbtech he has become a professional member of the Arboricultural Association (MArborA) and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. He is based in Hampshire and carries out BS5837 reports, mortgage reports and tree condition surveys all over the south. In his spare time, Aran camps and rock climb as much as the weather allows. He also surfs, sails and swims whenever he gets the chance. Last year, the wrong side of 30 years old, he started skateboarding!
Aran has been with us 5 years.
Robert Oates, managing director says:
Aran was the stand-out candidate among many competent applicants when we looked for a new arboricultural consultant in 2016. With each year that passes we beef up our recruitment and selection process; if I’m honest, these days, it’s actually quite hard to land a job here. We have people do a round of interviews that are progressively more structured, and follow that up with test surveys so we can assess candidates under the pressure of a live working environment and in real-time.
Aran sailed through, and has become the golden boy of the Arb team–clients literally inundate us with rave review of his work. If you don’t believe me, go to our reviews page and read them for yourself! I’m super-proud to have attracted Aran to the team and look forward to working with and learning from him in the coming years.
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