Trainee Arborist & Arborist

Trainee Arborist & Arborist
Posted: 9 Dec 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Te Awamutu
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Start Date: ASAP

  •  Great team with modern equipment
  •  Early start, early finish
  • Security working for an essential services business 
  • All training paid for 


Whether you’re looking for your first arborist opportunity or a great career move, Waipa Networks in Te Awamutu is worth a look. With 75 committed professionals looking after the electricity lines and assets in and around the Waipa region, this is a team where everyone really does know your name and cares about you and your career.


Our arborist teams are a tight knit bunch that get the job done while having fun doing it.  The Company’s commitment to health, safety and wellbeing, investment in great gear, medical insurance and great pay mean you’ll be well looked after right from the start.  And with 2,221 km of lines across the district there’s lots to be busy with and the days will fly by….



If you’re interested in the trainee position there is no experience necessary. You will need to enjoy working outside in the elements and the physical nature of tree work. A positive attitude and a willingness to learn are key factors in this role. Full NZQA training is provided and paid for to start your career to become a fully qualified arborist in an exciting industry



Our new arborist will come with experience and ideally qualified to level 4, but this is not essential. We are after someone that has a good broad range of skills from climbing, MEWP and utility experience would be an advantage. If you haven’t got all these attributes but are keen to learn then we’re definitely interested in developing these skills with you.


The non-negotiables

What’s not negotiable in either role is your maturity and attention to your own health and safety and that of your work team and customers.


So, whether you’ve already served your time and are looking to extend your experience; or you’re looking for a start in a career that has heaps of future prospects, and on your wish list is a business where you can learn, work with a great team and enjoy the security of getting paid for every hour you work in an essential services environment, then take a better look at what these jobs involve in detail (the attached job description is for the Arborist role) and click Apply today.