In this series of articles, we will be sharing exclusive coverage from all aspects of the ARB Show 2023. 

LAND-BASED awarding organisation Lantra put careers under the spotlight.

As well as demonstrations and climbing clinics from leading climbing experts and Lantra instructors Jo Hedger and John Trenchard, the team was also on hand to offer advice on its training and qualification options, provide updates on latest health-and-safety legislation requirements in the sector and, most importantly, listen to the industry feedback that underpins its project and product development.

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The team was also keen to find out what visitors thought about Lantra’s new website, launched earlier this year, designed to inform and inspire people with a wealth of information around job roles, salaries, responsibilities, support training and qualifications, and progression routes.

Mandy Maynard, national account development manager, said: “As anyone who works in the sector knows, the world of arb is full of fulfilling jobs and exciting opportunities but, that’s where we hit a snag.

"We need to promote arboriculture as a career choice outside of the sector too by shouting from the rooftops that regardless of gender, background, ethnicity or disability, there are roles to suit everyone.

"I’m personally inspired by all the fantastic women who currently work in the sector, and I’m sure having seen world champion climber Jo doing her thing at the ARB Show, there are plenty of others who will have been similarly inspired.”

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