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North West Youngsters Gain Insight Into Becoming Tree Surgeons


The next generation of tree surgeons may have been inspired at an event held in the neighbouring north-west city of Liverpool in June.

A report from the Department of Work and Pensions praises the success of the Skills Show Experience, which was held at Aintree across June 17th and 18th, and attracted 5,000 young people from the region.

Hands-on experience of more than 120 professional activities was available, including tree cutting, bricklaying and simulated lorry-driving.

Councillor Phil Davies, chair of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, said: “I know from speaking to young people that they really benefited from the event, [with] many feeling enthused and inspired to pursue their chosen career path.”

For some, that path is likely to lead to other parts of the region – which hopefully means a promising future for tree surgeons, along with other communities throughout the north-west.

In the Greater Manchester area itself, My Future – due to be held at Bolton College on September 25th – may help to inspire the next generation of tree surgeons Bolton needs to undertake its forestry work.

And a Have a Go Careers Fair is also scheduled to take place in the city of Manchester, at Coop Academy, on October 14th.

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