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Junior horticultural apprentice wanted

Melbourne Gardens’ Horticulture branch is seeking a Junior Gardening Apprentice to join the team. This opportunity comes around rarely, so if you are a young person under 21 years with an interest in working outdoors and plants and gardens, we’d love to speak with you!

This role is ideal if you are looking to get into the industry as a recent school leaver or are looking to grow and expand on your experience. During the four-year apprenticeship, you will be guided by some of the best in the business while completing a Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens).

The Gardens’ most recent apprentice, Ebony Seeley, was awarded Chisholm Institute’s Best Apprentice in Parks and Gardens for 2012. Ebony, a member of the Horticulture team for the four years of her apprenticeship, says it has been a great learning experience.

“Both of the Coordinators have been really supportive and I’ve got to work all over the gardens and really build my horticultural knowledge,” she said.

As Michael McNabb, Manager of Melbourne Gardens, explains, Ebony’s award just goes to show what a fantastic learning environment we’re cultivating at the Gardens.

“It’s a great opportunity for someone who likes getting out in the garden and would like to turn that interest into a fulfilling career," he said.

“Not only will you gain a recognised industry qualification, you will also learn from our dedicated staff who are extraordinarily generous in sharing their time and expertise.”

“I would encourage young people with an interest in horticulture – even if they don’t have experience - to get in touch and find out more about this opportunity.”

Applications close on Friday 4 April. The full position description is available via the SEEK website. Please contact Aplus Apprentice + Trainee Services on 1800 818 105 with any queries.