Horticultural Apprentice

Pymble Ladies’ College is a school of the Uniting Church in Australia for girls Kindergarten to Year 12 with boarding from Year 7. At Pymble, we foster a world-class educational environment with the importance of global citizenship and a worldwide perspective central to our strategic intent.
We believe our staff, both teaching and non-teaching, are our most valuable resource. We are proud to have passionate and dedicated staff who recognise the unique strengths and qualities of every Pymble girl.

The role

We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for a formal Horticultural apprenticeship. The successful applicant will work closely with our experienced Horticulturists on a day-to-day basis who are responsible for the maintenance and first-class presentation of the College gardens and grounds.
Our Horticultural apprenticeship is conducted over a period of up to three years and remunerated for full-time paid employment for its duration. Apprentices’ who successfully complete all required training and work experience will receive a Certificate III in Horticulture – Parks and Gardens which is a highly transportable and credible qualification in the Horticultural sector and is delivered in partnership with TAFE NSW.

About you

You will have:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively in a team environment
  • A great work ethic with self-motivation and reliability
  • The ability to follow procedures and work programs as directed
  • A proven commitment to safety in the workplace
  • A strong sense responsibility and be able to demonstrate initiative
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach to all duties
  • The ability to work in an outdoor environment where weather conditions are unfavourable at times
  • Physical fitness sufficient to undertake the responsibilities required
  • Knowledge of plants and gardening operations is advantageous
  • Possession of a Manual driving license (desirable).

The successful candidate must have a Working with Children Check clearance.
Pymble Ladies’ College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a workforce which represents the diverse society in which we live. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
We acknowledge the Durramurragal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which our College is built. We pay respect to elders past, present and future recognising the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Applications close 3.00pm Thursday 4 March 2021.


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