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Job Ref:  20123
Employer:  Wellington City Council
Job Type:  Fixed Term Full Time
Wellington, New Zealand (Show on map)

Arboriculture Apprenticeships

(3-year fixed term position)

Have you ever considered a career working with trees? Satisfying, challenging and rewarding, this can be the perfect career path for those with a passion for trees and a love of the outdoors.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team in Parks Sport and Recreation as an Arboriculture Apprentice. 

What we offer:
• A 3 year fixed term contract during which time you will be able to gain valuable work experience and successfully complete an NZQA Level 4 National Certificate in Arboriculture.
• The opportunity to help manage Wellingtons tree population
• The opportunity to work in a variety of locations around the city including parks, sport fields, reserves, the Botanic Gardens and Otari-Wilton's Bush.
• The benefits of working alongside knowledgeable industry professionals with years of experience.
• A dedicated Apprentice Co-ordinator who will track your progress and guide you towards completion of your qualification.

If you would like to earn while you learn, have a commitment and genuine interest in arboriculture, a driver's licence, knowledge of amenity horticulture, good writing and reading skills, and preferably three years secondary education then we would like to hear from you.

This is a modern competency based apprenticeship. Please visit for further information on modern arboriculture apprenticeships.

Applications will not be accepted via email, please apply by clicking the apply link on the advert on our career site.

Applications close 9am Monday 1 October 2018.

For more information please contact Will Melville, Team Manager Arboriculture on


Reference # 20123
Posted on 12 Sep 2018
Closes on 01 Oct 2018 09:00
Location(s) All of Wellington
Expertise Parks, gardens and open spaces
Job level(s) Entry
Work type(s) Fixed term full-time
More details (document) Job Description arborist apprentice.doc

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