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February

Horticulture Traineeship | Alexandrina Council

MAXIMA - Adelaide, SA

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Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity

Maxima in conjunction with our client are currently seeking a passionate individual who loves being out in nature to kick-start their career in horticulture within a diverse position at local Council.

This fulltime traineeship will offer you the experience to get your hands dirty and work outdoors, working to maintain plants, parks, gardens and streetscapes for one of Adelaide’s fastest growing councils. Interacting with a residential customer base within the local community, you will learn and work with industry and role based equipment.

Receive paid, on the job training whilst studying towards a nationally accredited Certificate III in Horticulture over a 3-year period.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Garden and grounds maintenance
  • Mulch, prune, pot and water plants
  • Use of garden tools and machinery
  • Brush cutting and mowing
  • Pest and weed control, minor landscaping works
  • Installation irrigation pipes and watering systems
  • Liaison with supervisors and labourers

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Enjoy working in the outdoors and working with garden tools
  • Be committed, reliable and hardworking
  • Display initiative, manage and prioritise time and tasks effectively
  • Work effectively in a team and have good communication skills
  • Have a can-do attitude, displaying initiative

Role Requirements:

  • Must hold a provisional or full driver’s licence and own vehicle
  • Physically fit and healthy due to manual labour work
  • Satisfactorily pass a pre-employment assessment including a drug and alcohol test
  • Previous experience in gardening, horticulture or similar trade (advantageous)

Culture and Benefits:

  • Rostered Day Off (RDOs) once a fortnight
  • Enjoy job security and access annual leave, sick leave and other leave entitlements
  • All personal protective equipment (PPE) and work uniforms supplied
  • No HEC’s or study debt

How to Apply:

Complete the online application form and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

We strongly encourage local residents and recent school leavers to apply.

National Apprenticeship Award terms and conditions apply.