Apprentice Nurseryperson


Penrith City Council


Penrith, NSW

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Commencing salary: $38,541 p.a. + 9.5% Super



At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education 
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • And much, much more!

City Presentation delivers a range of services that provide clean, well-presented public spaces in the Penrith Local Government Area. Comprising over 200 qualified and driven staff, areas of opportunity for employment include civil construction and works, horticulture and landscaping, fleet management and workshop servicing, trades and public cleansing and maintenance.

Our team ensures that Council spaces are well maintained and always ready for use by our residents, are sustainable into the future, and significant assets, community buildings, roads, drainage, fleet, parks and open spaces provide the required level of service in a cost-effective manner for present and future residents.

In City Presentation, we seek staff who are organised, take pride in their work, and are willing to go that little bit further to ensure the little details make their work speak for itself. We encourage personal and professional development, and pride ourselves on a culture that encourages staff contribution and involvement.

We are currently seeking to employ a keen and enthusiastic Apprentice Nurseryperson on a full-time basis for a period up to three (3) years.

In this role, you will undertake a range of horticultural tasks associated with the operations of a successful plant production nursery, and will successfully complete a Certificate III in Production Nursery. Day-to-day duties will include plant growing, plant maintenance, irrigation system maintenance, and pest and disease control, as well as liaising with Council staff and customers.

In this position, you will be based at our Penrith Nursery and will be required to work from Monday to Friday, operating on a 76-hour fortnight with a Rostered Day Off once a fortnight.

To be eligible for this position, you must not hold a Certificate III or IV in any field completed in the last 7 years, and/or a Diploma qualification and above in any field of any date. Qualifications up to Certificate IV level commenced whilst at school or within two years of leaving school do not affect eligibility.

In addition to meeting the above eligibility requirements, you will also need to address the following selection criteria in your application:

Essential Criteria

  • A willingness to undertake and complete a TAFE Certificate III in Production Nursery
  • An interest in the nursery wholesale and production sector of the horticulture industry
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service
  • Experience in planning and coordinating day-to-day activities
  • Basic keyboard skills and Microsoft Office literacy
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Interest in environmental/sustainability issues
  • Current Class C driver licence

Commencing Salary: $38,541 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation

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