Traineeship – Conservation and Land Management

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About BUSY
BUSY At Work is a not-for-profit organisation providing apprenticeship, employment and community programs. We have over 40 years’ experience providing skilling solutions and services to businesses, workers and job seekers. BUSY At Work provide a wide range of services including recruitment and apprenticeship support services, employment and community services.
An exciting opportunity for eight (8) Conservation and Land Management Trainees to work with BUSY to restore the natural landscape and public spaces from recent flood damage.
About the role
Working across various sites around the Mary Valley, Gympie and Maryborough areas, you will be full time  5 days a week, earning as your learn the ins and outs of a Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management. Trainees will be led by experienced industry practitioners within daily tasks, including learning to identify native seedlings, tree planting, working within a nursery and repairing local landscapes across a number of publicly accessed sites.  
Learning on the job will provide trainees the ability to learn how to use various equipment and machinery’s in addition to undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.
Our program and support service assist graduates in connecting with employment opportunities to continue your career in the sector.
This is a full time role until October 2022.
About you
Recognising that this is an entry (or re-entry) level opportunity our emphasis will be on attitude to undertake the challenge and have the ability to be successful (with training and experience). So if you have the following skills, we want to hear from you! 

  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated enthusiastic approach to day-to-day project operations;
  • Keen to follow instructions of Project Supervisor
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Good communication skills and an approachable demeanour
  • Positive approach to learning
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to operate across different work sites
  • Ability to work in a respectful manner towards colleagues, supervisors and the wider community
  • Desire to learn skills to pursue an industry career in the land conservations sector. 

If you would like to secure your opportunity to earn whilst you learn within an organisations focused on creating and supporting local jobs, then we highly recommend you apply now.  
Our preferred method of application is on the BUSY At Work website listed above. Candidate care is important to us, so you will hear from us at some stage in the process, either via phone or email.    
This position involves working with children.  The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment.    
BUSY At Work are an environment where employees may need to comply with COVID-19 vaccination pursuant to any Queensland Health Directive.  
The BUSY Group is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. 
The BUSY Group is an Organisation that puts the best interest of children and young people first by adhering to the Child Safety Organisation National Principles.

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Following the recent Queensland Health advice, a number of BUSY At Work offices will be temporarily closed in the Greater Brisbane Area from 5pm Monday the 29th March and will not reopen until after the Easter long weekend on Tuesday the 6th of April, 2021. Click here for list of offices affected. We will be taking calls until 8pm Thursday 1st  on 13 28 79 should you wish to speak with one of the team.

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