Horticulture Apprentice / Tauira Ahuone

Working for Porirua City is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in our community.  You’ll be part of a team that’s collaborative, values input and empowers your development.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to gain practical experience and earn a trade qualification.  You will need to have a passion for plants and working outdoors.  While with us, you will be part of the team that maintains our gardens and flower beds around the city.

While working in the Horticultural team, you will be:

  • Involved in helping to maintain the city’s gardens and flower beds

  • Studying and getting on the job training to work towards your level 4 NZQA qualification

  • Move around the different Horticultural teams to gain the fundamental experience needed to become a gardener.

The apprenticeship is a three year fixed term position where you work, get paid and follow a study programme towards a trade qualification. You’ll need to show us that you:

  • have a positive attitude

  • have enthusiasm and drive to learn amenity horticulture

  • are organised to manage your programmed studies

  • have a clean driver’s licence (full licence is preferred)

  • have some experience or a strong interest in gardening or a related field of amenity horticulture

As this is a safety sensitive role, pre-employment drug / alcohol testing will be required.

Come and join our Parks team and be part of our welcoming and engaging environment. Please contact Malcolm Birch on (027) 530 3371 for more information. Applications need to be received via our Careers Portal by Sunday 26 May 2019

Fixed Term Full Time

Job no: EOAL94528

Location: Porirua

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019