Amenity Horticulture Apprentice

If you have an interest in horticulture, are driven by results and can show you’re real team player who is not afraid to muck in and get their hands dirty then we want to hear from you!

The Council’s City Parks team is looking for an Apprentice to join its operation and gain our organisation’s support in progressing their skills and horticulture career.

About the position

The Amenity Horticulture Apprentice assists with the maintenance and development of Hamilton’s parks, sports grounds, natural areas, landscapes and road plantings to make our city beautiful.

About you

You’ll need to be an energetic and hard-working team player who isn’t afraid to muck in and get their hands dirty. Physical fitness and the ability to remain calm under pressure are vital. You will have NCEA level 1 English, Mathematics and Horticulture and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in horticulture. You’ll be a team player, with the ability to work independently and complete all allocated tasks on time.

What we can offer

This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday. We will help you with on and off the job training to complete a National Certificate in Horticulture as well as additional on-going training and development and the chance to progress your career.

The wage for this position will depend on skill, experience and any relevant unit standards that the candidate has.

Hamilton City Council is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today! This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a stronger economy and a more attractive city for families.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical and drug assessments, and Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

For further information refer to the position description available on our careers website at

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.

Fixed Term - Full Time

Job no: CIAO856890

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Closing Date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018