Traineeship - Horticulture - Position No 8290.000

Job No: COWRA82
Location: Cowra, NSW

Position No:                          8290.000

Position Status:                    12 month Traineeship

Hours of Work:                     35 Hour week with RDO every fortnight

Closing Date:                        4.00pm Monday 20 November 2017


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 fifth 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 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 applicants must be physically fit, have an understanding of the importance of WHS.  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 2018 through to February 2019 with all study completed through TAFE NSW.

Position Details

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

Further Enquiries

Manager - Human Resources - Leanne Hughes - 0263 40 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 recent employment related 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.

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following 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 work related 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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