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My name is Dan, I have recently moved to Christchurch after spending three years in Brisbane working as an Arborist, and prior to that, 5 years traveling throughout NZ and Europe working in Hospitality. I hope to  continue working in the horticultural industry and increase my knowledge and experience. I am a UK citizen on a residency visa, looking to settle in Christchurch permanently.

Work experience

October 2015December 2018

Arboricultural Experience

Company: All Tree and Palm

Company: All Tree and Palm, Brisbane QLD

Role Description:

Hired as a groundsman, clearing branches, felling trees, feeding the chipper and working as a 4-5 man team. Promoted to a climbing position after 6 months, trained on the job to do all aspects of the role. Operated as manager when the owners went on holiday and managed 4-5 staff.

Quantity: On average we would do 12-24 cubic metres of mulch per day.

Skills: Climbing, using a chipper, using a chainsaw, using a stump grinder, managing staff, driving a truck and chipper, rigging and lowering, machinery maintenance, customer service, hedging, general horticultural knowledge. 


Chainsaw ticket obtained 2017

Truck licence obtained 2018

First aid course 2018

2005Aug 2015

Hospitality Work

Worked in hospitality in York, UK, before settling in Wellington between 2011-2013.

Traveled between 2013-2015 throughout Europe working in hospitality. 


Fish King, York, UK: Manager

Role description: Cash up, food prep, ordering, customer service, managing staff.


The Living Room, York, UK: Bar Manager

Role description: Managing bar, bar tending, making drinks, cash up, ordering. 


Plum Cafe in Wellington: Night Duty Manager 

Role description: Managing staff, barista, bar tending, managing functions and events, ordering, cashup, customer service.


Alpine Action, UK: Chalet Host

Role description: Managing a 15 person chalet 6 days a week, all food prep, service and cooking, cleaning. 

Caveland Hostel, Santorini, Greece: Hotel Receptionist

Role description: Managing Caveland hostel for three months over winter. Managing check-ins and check outs, cleaning, customer service. 

The Eagles Nest Discover LTD, France: Domestic Staff 

Role description: Managing the domestic cleaning of a field work centre in France which accommodates 120 students per week. Food prep, cleaning, service. 

Skills Obtained: 

Managing staff up to 10 people, Trained barista, customer service, communication skills, bar skills, cash handling, bar tending, ordering, food prep. 

Oct 2012Jan 2013


Alex. C Joiner

Short term labouring role for four months.

Role description:

Concreting, Brick laying, Fitting kitchens, Windows & Doors.

Sep 2007Sep 2008

Bricklaying Apprenticeship

Shepard Construction

Began a bricklaying apprenticeship in 2007 but didn't complete the course.

Role Description:

Construction basics, labouring, bricklaying, blocklaying, concreting. 


Communication Skills

Working in hospitality from a young age has given me fantastic communication skills which I have used in all aspects of my most recent roles. Communication in a team environment is essential and I value this as one of my most valuable skills.

Work Ethic

I have worked from the age of 9 years old and am a dedicated worker. I enjoy hard work and the rewards you get from dedicating yourself to a position and working your way towards an end goal. In the last three years working I called in sick twice. I have both professional and personal goals which motivate me to always show up and give the job my all.


Working in hospitality for so many years taught me to use my initiative, and to always find something useful to do. You will never see me standing around waiting for direction. I have used this skill in my most recent Tree Lopping work by maintaining focus throughout the day and making sure I am a constructive member of the team thinking on my feet and always foreseeing work that needs to be done. 


Sep 20092010

Chemistry, Biology, Physics & Maths

York College
Jan 2003Sep 2008

Canon Lee Specialist Arts College


  • All Tree and Palm:   Clinton Macrae +61 0437814967

    Facebook: All Tree and Palm trimming and Removal

  • Plum Cafe: David Fenwick & Stephanie Croft. (Owners) Email: [email protected]

  • Joiner Alex Cammidge: Contact number +44 1904591553

  • The Living Room. Morgan Goodridge . (Bar Manager) Tel: +447584670355