Careers & Training Opportunities

What are your grandchildren doing?

Age 16-25, or work experience opportunities

Are you keen on the outdoors? Interested in garden work?

Why not come & have a trail day with our team this Summer!

Training in arboriculture & horticulture can be arranged work experience or apprenticeships, please give us a call or drop us a text or email and ask to talk to the operations manager.

Age 25-65!
Whether you are looking for outdoors work or a part-time office role, we would love to hear from you, perhaps you have taken early retirement from a customer facing role, or you have experience with customer service, sales or management! Now looking for a quieter life? Drop us a line & perhaps we can have a chat to see if there is any opportunities here for you!

Business Partners & Contractors

We often get asked to undertake contracts & projects that need the help of others, like bricklayers, carpenters (outdoor woodwork) & Painters (sheds & woodwork) to name a few. Also large / outdoor area contracts that need the assistance of other tree surgeons, is another example. If you are available to help part-time with any of the above please get in touch.

Out of area contracts - franchise

As we constantly get asked to do work out of our designated areas, we are now looking at franchise partners in designated areas away from our main areas of work. So if you have been made redundant or are looking for a career change we would be happy to talk this through with you. Or you may have the support (& financial support) of your family & are looking to set up your own company? (John Barber Pruning is a family owned, family run business & will continue to be so for the Warwickshire & North Oxfordshire communities, however there are opportunities in certain areas, for a range of services provided from our company. A future franchise partner may wish to concentrate on certain elements of our business, eg, overgrown gardens, gutter clearing or jet washing. Services we have refined & honed over 3 decades! or for those who generally have youth on there side tree pruning & specialist pruning - which involves a specialist level of training. If you love the outdoors & you are genuinely looking to make a life-style change we would love to have a chat (you will need the finances to invest & a large commitment of time for training) we will tell you if we think this is for you & likewise we will want to find the right people to partner. Like wise I am sure you will also want to partner with the right team. (There is much more to it than picking up a few tools!), as I am sure you will also. We will give you the initial training, ongoing support both on & off site, marketing, administration & dealing with quotes, clients expectations, prioritising your diary, managing seasonal months & much more.

and finally….

If you are looking for a part-time job delivering leaflets, you are fit and active with a least 6 hours free each week & are looking for some (pin money?) then please drop us a line to find out if there are any availability in your area!

Thanks for taking the time to read all this, if we don’t have a career opportunities for you. We wish you all the very best.

John Barber


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More Job Opportunities

We are a growing company! There are many opportunities to come & join our professional family firm, that prides itself in training & staff development.

Are you already a qualified tree climber looking for career change? 

Below is a list of a few of the opportunities available.

Trainee Pruner Required

Are you training in arboriculture? Hold a driving licence / learning? CS30/31? 

Looking for a full, part-time or day release from college. please call to discuss.

Leaflet DelivererLeaflet Deliverer

Part-time, 12-16hrs per week. Are you fit, active, mature person. This role is simply pushing leaflets through letterboxes. £9.25 - £10.25 per hour. Please ask for details.

Though having a car is essential. Best suited to someone with a few other commitments.

To find out availability in your area, please give us a call or send us an email.

Part-Time Gardener

2/3 days to spare each week?

Interested in gardening? Do you have some practical experience? Driving License?

Active semi-retirees welcome. Full training given.

Please give us a call.

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How to find us

John Barber Pruning

Address: The Garrett, 76 Smith Street, Warwick, Warwickshire. CV34 4HU

Freephone: 0800 876 6501

John Barber

John Barber Pruning: A family run business, long established for over 30 years, our reputation is built on customer satisfaction, attention to detail and repeat business.


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