Horticulture Apprentice / Tauira Ahuone


Have you ever considered a career in Horticulture? Satisfying, challenging and rewarding, this could be the perfect career path if you have a passion for plants, love learning and enjoy working outdoors.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Porirua City Council Parks and City Services Team as an Amenity Horticulture Apprentice.

Our city is changing and we need awesome people to help make that happen. Working for Porirua City is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. You’ll be welcomed into a team that values your input and empowers your development. To top it off, the harbour and bush are at your doorstep; it’s the perfect place to work!

Our people are excited about making a positive change for our growing City and this is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your horticulture knowledge and skills and gain a trade qualification. 

What we offer:

  • A 3-year fixed term contract where you will gain valuable work experience and successfully complete an NZQA Level 4 Advanced National Certificate in Amenity Horticulture
  • A dedicated trainer who will track your progress and guide you towards completion of your qualification
  • The benefits of working alongside knowledgeable industry professionals with years of experience.
  • Get paid while you work and learn!

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to show us that you:

  • Have passion for plants and the environment
  • Are physically fit
  • Are organised to manage programmed studies
  • Have a clean driver’s licence (full licence is preferred)

To find out more about working for Porirua City Watch this video.

Come and join our team, we’re waiting for you! Please contact Dave Stone on 021 673 823 or David.Stone@poriruacity.govt.nz for more information. Applications need to be received via our Careers Portal by Sunday 14 August 2022.

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

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Fixed Term Full Time

Job no: GZBM25093

Location: Porirua

Closing Date: Sunday, 14 August 2022