Meet our Latest Apprentices

We’re thrilled to introduce the newest additions to our team: Allan, Calum, Harry and Haiden, who have recently enrolled in our Apprentice Academy. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they share a common passion: tree climbing. Our Marketing Manager, Juliet, caught up with them to learn more about their motivations for choosing this career path.

The Artemis Academy was established in January 2019 with a clear objective: to train the next generation of tree surgeons to meet our own high standards. Through a comprehensive 2-year apprenticeship program, which blends practical on-the-job experience, classroom learning, and industry recognised qualifications, we aim to produce some of the finest newly qualified arborists in the industry.

Let’s meet our newest team members individually below:

Allan

Allan worked in the hospitality industry for nine years in both London and Watford, working as waiting and bar staff.   Although he enjoyed this work, it involved a lot of evening and weekend work.

He saw the Artemis Apprenticeship Scheme on Indeed and was interested in applying.  He came in to do a trial week and could see a future in it, plus the hours would be better.  It would give him a better work/life balance.

So Allan decided to go ahead and join the Academy and has enjoyed his first five months at Artemis.

Allan enjoys the teamwork.  He likes the variety of the job – working with different teams, on different jobs and in different places.  He loves being outdoors and on the road.

Outside of work Allan likes Crafts and DIY.  He enjoys oil painting and his artwork that we’ve seen so far is very impressive.

Calum

Calum joined Artemis just one month ago on our Apprenticeship Scheme.

He’d studied Graphic Design but decided that wasn’t for him.  Although he enjoyed it, he wanted to work outside.

His first few jobs were at an Electrical Wholesaler and as a Forklift Driver.  However, it was when working on surveying Drainage Systems that he realised how much he enjoyed working outdoors and liaising with clients.

When he was younger Calum had enjoyed climbing so the idea of working outside and at height appealed to him.  Therefore, he didn’t hesitate to apply to the Artemis Academy.

He really enjoys teamwork and the fact that he works with different teams on different days.  He also enjoys visiting lots of different sites to carry out the tree work.  He’s learning something new every day and likes the prospects that the Artemis Academy will offer him in the future.

When he’s not at work Calum enjoys playing football and spending time with his friends.

Harry

Harry studied at Swansea University for six years and gained a Masters Degree in History.  His first job was in Administration working at home and he missed the interaction with others – it was quite lonely.  He decided he wanted to work both outside and with people.

He came across the Artemis Academy on Indeed, along with a variety of other jobs, but it was Artemis that appealed most because of the tree climbing aspect.   It sat well alongside one of his leisure interests, which is Bouldering.

The apprenticeship scheme looked very well structured and so he decided to apply.  He liked the idea of getting the relevant qualifications while working on the job.

Since joining, Harry has loved the job.  He enjoys working with people and has made good friends.  The team are always there to lift spirits and it’s a good community to work in.

In his spare time, as well as Bouldering, Harry volunteers at the Imperial War Museum, enjoys exploring London and going to the theatre.

Haiden

Haiden’s background is as a motorbike mechanic, an interest that he still pursues in his spare time.

He had helped a friend who worked as a Tree Surgeon out on a few of his jobs, and found it really interesting, so decided to apply to the Artemis Academy.

Haiden has been with us for just over a month now and is settling in well.  He is sure he’s made the right career decision. He loves the camaraderie and site banter.  He is happy being part of the tree surgery community and very much enjoys working outdoors.

When he’s not working, he is an Army Reservist and enjoys working on vehicles, and of course riding motorbikes.

From speaking to the new team members, Juliet noted that all four of our new recruits share a common passion for learning and a desire to work outdoors. While some have prior climbing experience and others do not, they are all eager to succeed in our Apprentice Scheme.

“What intrigued me most was the common theme when asked about their favourite aspect of working with Artemis so far. Each of them expressed appreciation for the strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie that extends beyond the usual work hours. Not everyone has the privilege of enjoying their job and the people they work with, but it seems our new team members have found just that!”

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Paul

I thought the Artemis team were absolutely brilliant. From coming to quote , prompt , and cutting back 2 oak trees they did a highly Professional and excellent job.... I thought the Artemis team were absolutely brilliant. From coming to quote , prompt , and cutting back 2 oak trees they did a highly Professional and excellent job.

3 days ago

Jill, Pinner

Efficient, thorough. Listened to what we wanted and carried out expertly. All v neat and tidy. Good job all round....

1 week ago

J M

Thank you Artemis for your excellent tree surgery work as part of ongoing maintenance over many years. The garden poses problems, but as ever the team were cheerful, efficient and everything was carri... Thank you Artemis for your excellent tree surgery work as part of ongoing maintenance over many years. The garden poses problems, but as ever the team were cheerful, efficient and everything was carried out exactly as planned. I shall continue to recommend Artemis.

2 weeks ago

Green hill housing

we have had work done with them and they do a wonderful job, from start to finish everything was perfect again, not a leaf leaf left behind, workmen were polite and professional.... we have had work done with them and they do a wonderful job, from start to finish everything was perfect again, not a leaf leaf left behind, workmen were polite and professional.

2 weeks ago

Jan

Artemis took down two lime trees who's roots had damaged the garage floor and were an inch away from the foundations of the house . The trees were in a very awkward place to get to but this didn't see... Artemis took down two lime trees who's roots had damaged the garage floor and were an inch away from the foundations of the house . The trees were in a very awkward place to get to but this didn't seem to trouble this highly competent team. The team were extremely well equipped , and they worked together like a well oiled machine. We were delighted with their work, tidiness and very pleasant manner. And it was at a fair price.

1 month ago

David Pooley

Excellent value, great work on a terrible day...good lads!...

1 month ago

Diana Stuckey

Excellent service with experienced people who did an excellent job of pruning my tree. Would definitely use them again....

2 months ago

Jonathan

Martin and Luke arrived on time They were polite and did the job to my total satisfaction and cleared up Took the time they said it would when they arrived Well done!... Martin and Luke arrived on time They were polite and did the job to my total satisfaction and cleared up Took the time they said it would when they arrived Well done!

2 months ago

Phil

Very professional job. The man in charge was excellent. Did the job exactly as we wanted it. Would highly recommend....

3 months ago

Anonymous

I have used Artemis a number of times and always feel confident that they offer an excellent service all the way through from the first visit to the final clearing up. They are knowledgeable, profess... I have used Artemis a number of times and always feel confident that they offer an excellent service all the way through from the first visit to the final clearing up. They are knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They do great job and I would highly recommend.

3 months ago

Anonymous

Friendly staff. Work carried out efficiently. Left the area clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend Artemis....

3 months ago

Chris

Artemis are very efficient, knowledgeable, professional and easy to deal with....

4 months ago

David

This was the first time we have used Artemis, and the whole process from initial enquiry through to completion was very easy. We would definitely recommend their services, and will be using them again... This was the first time we have used Artemis, and the whole process from initial enquiry through to completion was very easy. We would definitely recommend their services, and will be using them again I'm sure.

4 months ago

Natasha

Fantastic service from your team at Artemis. We needed a tree in our garden heavily crowned, having let it grow far too tall. We couldn’t be happier with the work done; the team were so professional, ... Fantastic service from your team at Artemis. We needed a tree in our garden heavily crowned, having let it grow far too tall. We couldn’t be happier with the work done; the team were so professional, really lovely and left our garden tidier than it was before they arrived. We won’t hesitate to recommend Artemis to anyone needing tree work done

5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service from first quote to final job. Very good communications and reminders so I knew exactly when they were arriving. Polite and hard working team who cleared up perfectly. Would definite... Excellent service from first quote to final job. Very good communications and reminders so I knew exactly when they were arriving. Polite and hard working team who cleared up perfectly. Would definitely recommend.

5 months ago

Ajay Lal

Efficient and effective service. On site team were polite and ensured the site was left clean and tidy....

5 months ago

Anonymous

From approval for the pruning to tidying up after they left, the team has been impeccably professional, pleasant and kind....

5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service. Punctual and extremely professional manner in which they carry out their work. Really happy with the work done . Would definitely use the company again.... Excellent service. Punctual and extremely professional manner in which they carry out their work. Really happy with the work done . Would definitely use the company again.

5 months ago

Terry

We have been using Artemis Tree Services for many years now and have just had our annual tree and shrub maintenance visit. Wonderful job as usual. The garden now looks great thanks to a very hard work... We have been using Artemis Tree Services for many years now and have just had our annual tree and shrub maintenance visit. Wonderful job as usual. The garden now looks great thanks to a very hard working and knowledgable team. Thanks again, see you next year.

6 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service from start to finish. Clear quotes, no jargon, prompt responses to queries and arrived on time. A large tree was expertly removed and recycled. The very professional and pleasant tea... Excellent service from start to finish. Clear quotes, no jargon, prompt responses to queries and arrived on time. A large tree was expertly removed and recycled. The very professional and pleasant team even removed the leaves from the lawn. Thoroughly recommend! Very reasonable pricing also. No hidden extras.

6 months ago

David Lynn

The team arrived on time, carried out all the requested work and left our garden neat and tidy. The tree work was as planned , we are very pleased and would recommend the company with no hesitation.... The team arrived on time, carried out all the requested work and left our garden neat and tidy. The tree work was as planned , we are very pleased and would recommend the company with no hesitation.

7 months ago