26 September 2023

Kings Park opens for 2023 trainees

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Applications are now open for the Kings Park’s Horticulture Traineeship program in 2023.

Trainee positions offer work and learning in the Western Australian Botanic Garden and Kings Park’s parkland precincts.

Training Coordinator at Kings Park, Amanda Shade said people from all walks of life with a passion for Western Australian flora, along with a willingness to learn and be challenged, should apply.

“Successful applicants will gain excellent on-the-job training in best-practice horticulture of Western Australian plants, while attaining a Certificate II or III in Horticulture,” Ms Shade said.

“Our trainees work alongside our teams in the Botanic Garden and parkland areas, Nursery, Arboriculture, Seed Centre, bushland and turf management.”

She said traineeship positions were for 12 months, with a possible extension depending on the qualification being sought.

“Trainees may also take up opportunities for work placements in the Botanic Gardens, field trips and individually-tailored special projects during their time with us,” Ms Shade said.

“Trainees had been part of the work culture in Kings Park for more than 50 years and fit in well with qualified staff.”

She said past trainees had taken up roles ranging from Local Councils and schools to landscaping businesses and nurseries, while others had opted for further study.

“It’s a great springboard to start a career in Horticulture or Arboriculture, with a number of current Kings Park staff having begun their careers as trainees here,” Ms Shade said.

Applications close on 21 October with details and documents available on this PS News link.

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