Trainee Arborist - WEL Networks

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Published By

WEL Networks

Published Date

27 December 2021

Job Location

Hamilton, New Zealand

About the Job

  • Want to start a new career in Arboriculture?

  • Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network

  • Awesome range of employee benefits

About WEL Networks

At WEL Networks we deliver innovative energy solutions which enable our communities to thrive, and keep the lights on 24/7.

With around 300 employees, we've been serving the Waikato for 100 years, distributing power from the national grid, connecting over 160,000 people to electricity services.

Based in Hamilton, we play an essential role in the region's economic and social development by identifying and investing in new technologies that will modernise our network and future-proof our region. We're excited to be broadening our horizons as we diversify from a traditional lines company into a multi-utility.

What does an Arborist in our industry?

Working in our Vegetation Team, you be responsible for trimming or removing vegetation and/or trees from within our network to keep our power lines clear and our community safe. You will learn to operate, prepare, and maintain a range of arborist's tools, and gain a thorough understanding of vegetation management.

We are looking for people with the attitude and drive to join and learn from our highly skilled team, to become a qualified Utility Arborist (NZQA Level 4).


You will need to have the following:

  • A strong commitment to ensuring the Health and Safety of yourself, your team and the public who use our network

  • An interest in vegetation  management and arboriculture

  • Basic chainsaw operation qualification preferred but not essential

  • Some level of workplace experience

  • Full drivers licence

  • The drive and motivation to advance your career in the industry in general and in WEL in particular!

Staff benefits

We look after our people - Full training costs will be covered.

At WEL, we look after our people - with medical, life and income protection insurance, the safest equipment and a tonne of other awesome benefits!

We are committed to making sure our people go home safe every day, and with a drug and alcohol free worksite we will require you to take a drug and alcohol test before you join us.


How to apply

If this sounds like the right fit for you, don't delay - come and join us!

Please review the position description for more details by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/710889_JobDesc.pdf


We will be advertising through the holiday period and looking to start our new trainees in February 2022!


Please Note: As an essential service, WEL Networks has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to ensure we can continue to deliver our services and keep our community safe. We require all our employees (and visitors to WEL sites) to be fully vaccinated.