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Trainee / Junior Arborist

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Published By

Waipa Networks

Published Date

17 May 2024

Job Location

Te Awamutu 3800, New Zealand

About the Job

Are you looking to branch out your career as a Trainee / Junior Arborist? If yes, then Waikato Tree Services is the perfect place to cultivate your skills and grow your career.


For almost 30 years, Waikato Trees Services has been caring for trees in the Waikato region. The company was purchased by Waipā Networks in 2010. Since then, we’ve grown to become a dynamic and innovative workplace with three teams of fully qualified and experienced arborists and a fleet of modern, high-tech equipment.


If you’re ready for a unique opportunity to grow as a Trainee / Junior Arborist, join our team at Waikato Tree Services. You’ll not only gain valuable experience but also be part of a dynamic and innovative workplace in the beautiful Waipā region.


We’re not just a company but a community that values teamwork and actively supports community initiatives. And we’re now looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals to join our team!


By working together, we can make a positive impact in our community. So, if you’re eager to learn, keen to make a difference, and excited about joining a team that values community and teamwork, we want to hear from you!



Trainee / Junior Arborist key benefits:

  • Hands-on training – gain practical experience in tree care techniques under the guidance of experienced arborists.

  • Learn while you earn!

  • Great Waikato location.

  • Enjoy working outdoors in diverse locations.

  • Loads of employee benefits, including comprehensive health and life insurance, gym membership discounts and more.


The role of a Trainee / Junior Arborist


As a Trainee/Junior Arborist, you’ll ensure the safety and integrity of our electrical structures on the network. Your primary focus will be tree maintenance, powerline management, as well as some private customer work. Your craftsmanship and dedication will directly impact the reliability of our electrical network and the safety of our community.


You’ll work alongside our experienced team, participating in tree maintenance activities throughout our service area. Your role will also involve proactive vegetation management to minimise potential hazards and disruptions to our electrical service. In addition to routine maintenance, you can assist with emergency response efforts, including tree-related outages and storm damage.


We value our connection with our community and believe every team member can contribute to the business and our relationship with the community. So, if you’re looking for a role where you can expand your skills, make a difference, and be part of a fantastic team, this is the perfect opportunity for you!



About you


To excel in this role, you’ll need the following:

  • Current driver’s licence (ideally class 2 but not essential)

  • Level 3 Arboriculture qualification or working towards achieving it.

  • Physically fit to be able to perform the duties of an arborist.

  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills.

  • The ability to demonstrate a strong work ethic and reliability.

  • The ability to work well as a team, contributing positively to group efforts.

  • A commitment to prioritise safety and adhere to safety protocols rigorously.


Application process:


Please note that we run a structured recruitment process, including pre-employment vetting. To apply, you must have the right to work permanently in New Zealand without restrictions and be currently in New Zealand.


Join us at Waikato Trees Services, where you’ll not only grow as a Trainee / Junior Arborist but also make a positive impact in our community. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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