Apprentice - Horticulture

$29,066 - $53,555 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time Internship and Apprenticeship Facilities, Real Estate, and Property Science and Technology

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 16 December 2021

Classification: Apprentices
Salary: $29,066 - $53,555 plus superannuation
Position No: 49876
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 November 2021
Contact Officer: Belinda Ryan on or (02) 6207 8230

Details: Yarralumla Nursery is the largest wholesale nursery in the southern tablelands and sells high‑quality, competitively priced plants to landscape, wholesale, and retail industries; Landcare groups; and local, state governments as well as the Australian Government. The Nursery propagates and grows over 300,000 cool climate plants annually from its own plant stock and seed bank including local, rare, and endangered species.

As a Yarralumla Nursery apprentice, you will undertake a range of duties and studies over four years to complete the requirements of the apprenticeship. The role requires a person who wants to take their interest in horticulture to the next level by gaining experience across all aspects of a wholesale nursery including, seed collection, propagation, production, plant maintenance, and sales.

This position requires a fit and capable person with good interpersonal and communication skills to work in a team environment and demonstrate a culture of respect and a desire to achieve customer service excellence.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

  1. Year 10 Certificate or equivalent with passes in English, Mathematics and preferably a credit pass in science.

  2. You must hold a current Class C Driver License or be able to possess a licence prior to commencement.

  3. Ability to undertake the physical requirements of the tasks listed in the Position Description.

  4. Ability and commitment to complete the Certificate 3 in Horticulture.

Notes: This is a temporary position available from 24 January 2022 until 23 January 2026 with the possibility of permanency. This apprenticeship and the full-time salary range noted above will be filled dependent on the entry level, qualifications and skills of the successful applicant.

How to Apply: Applicants should address the numbered list in the what you require/Selection Criteria section from the Position Description, providing examples. Please limit responses to one A4 page (maximum) against each of the Selection Criteria.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.

Job Closing Date

16 Dec, 2021