Horticulturalist Apprentice job availability

  • Programmed Skilled Workforce is a leading provider of managed labour, staffing and training services.


    An opportunity has arisen with one of our major clients for an apprentice in their Parks & Recreation area as a Horticulturalist and Sports Turf Management.

    During the course of the four year apprenticeship your duties will be but are not limited to:

    • To assist in the preparation, presentation and maintenance of turf wickets (including practise wickets), playing surfaces and Council parks and recreation assets
    • Assist in ensuring that Councils ovals and sports fields are transitioned from winter season sport to summer season sport in accordance with agreed timeframes and standards
    • Operate plant and equipment relevant to Turf Management in accordance with relevant licences & competencies.
    • Read plans and record accurately all 'as constructed' information as required
    • Ensure regular servicing requirements of plant and equipment are met ensuring all faults and problems are reported
    • Complete all required paperwork for customer requests/work orders
    • Install/remove and record traffic management signage for works carried out in road reserves
    • Carry out inspections/investigations, risk assessments and report as required
    • Assist other section employees in their duties in maintaining, replacing, or constructing Council assets as required
    • Capable of advanced landscaping works, turf maintenance, general horticultural duties, working from a design/drawing plan
    • Requires role advanced labouring skills, traffic control, safe and competent operation of mechanical plant, handles and use complex chemicals
    • Types of licences: MR - Medium Rigid, ROM - Ride on Mower, White Card, Traffic Management, Chemical Management, Manual Handling, First Aid

    If you have a passion for outdoor work, fit the above criteria & are looking to become trade qualified in an area where the sky can be the limit apply now.

    Successful candidates must have a current and working email address for vital communication between Programmed and yourself.

    All successful candidates must be job ready (Long sleeve high Vis shirts, Pants and steel capped boots)


  • Skills (required)

    • Horticulture

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