Opportunity to grow invaluable experience with Council

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Penrith City Council is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to join its award-winning organisation as an Apprentice Nurseryperson, with the new position currently being advertised.

The full-time role for up to three years will see the successful candidate complete a TAFE NSW Certificate III in Production Nursery while undertaking hands-on work at Council’s nursery.

Council’s nursery on Castlereagh Road is undergoing a $1 million revitalisation to further establish Council as self-sufficient in its delivery of ongoing operational requirements, such as working with the City Presentation Department to deliver soil and landscape supplies through to plant production for various programs.

Daily duties will include plant growing and maintenance, irrigation system maintenance, and pest and disease control.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said the role is ideal for someone looking to gain invaluable horticulture experience while working closely with Council staff and customers.

“Sustainability is one of Council’s key focus areas as Penrith is a vast city dotted with suburban recreation spaces as well as its family friendly spots along the Nepean River – it is crucial that we meet the needs of our growing population,” Cr McKeown said.

“We live in one of the state’s hottest areas which is why we continue to roll out nature-based initiatives with a focus on planting trees for shading and protection of our community through the Cooling the City strategy and other initiatives.

“The right candidate for this position will get hands-on experience while learning and understanding more about Council’s great work and core values along the way.”
Applications for the Apprentice Nurseryperson position close on Sunday 6 December. Visit www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/council/careers to find out more.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 1 December 2020.