Traineeship - Horticulture - Position No 8290.000

Job No: COWRA109
Location: Cowra, NSW

Position No:                          8290.000

Position Status:                    12 month Traineeship (Commencing February 2019)

Hours of Work:                     38 Hour week with RDO every fortnight

Closing Date:                        4.00pm Monday 12th November 2018                         

About the Opportunity

Looking to start your career in Cowra? Now’s the time to get your application in for Council’s Traineeship Program.

Now in its sixth year, the program has offered local school-leavers the unique chance to make a start on their working lives with training in their field of choice with Cowra Council for a full year.

Cowra Council is seeking a highly enthusiastic and suitable applicant to fill a Trainee position within Council's Parks & Gardens Section.  This position undertakes labouring duties associated with the maintenance of our Park & Gardens. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, snipping, brush cutting, mulching and weeding, turf preparation, irrigation work , spraying, planting and tree maintenance, as well as the operation of small plant and equipment associated with the role.

The successful applicant must have an understanding of the importance of Work Health & Safety.  We are looking for a reliable and motivated candidate with a ‘can do’ work ethic and ability to work positively within a team. 

The successful applicant will undertake a Certificate II in Horticulture.  This twelve month traineeship starts in February 2019 through to February 2020 with all study completed through TAFE NSW.

Position Details

Please click on the link for a full copy of the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

Further Enquiries

Human Resources Officer - Tiffany Kent - 02 6340 2031

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed & rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested. 

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two referees.  Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage.

Late applications will not be accepted. 

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following an interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing, drug & alcohol assessments.
  • Please include two referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications

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