Trainee - Recreational Services - Closing date 27 May 2022

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  • Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 21, 2022
Full time, Intern trainer

Job Description


his is a one-stop opportunity for a sports enthusiast, to become our next Sports Turf Trainee. This role is based from our North Shore depot and reports to the Team Manager, who is eager to share their valuable skills, knowledge and experience to develop the next Turf Trainee to their full potential. Previous experience is not essential and full training will be provided to the right candidate. This position includes committing to study for 39 months in order to complete a Sports Turf Apprenticeship (Sports Turf Level 3 and 4). The apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training, study through correspondence (outside of work hours) and block courses.


In this role you will learn all about:

  • Preparation sports turf playing fields including cricket wickets, rugby grounds, soccer fields to international standards
  • Irrigation system
  • The different types of grass species, diseases and fertilises that can impact the performance of a game
  • Construction of sportsfields
  • Using state of the art, innovative machinery

The career opportunities are endless…our employees have gone on to work in world-renowned stadiums such as Eden Park, Forsyth Barr, Westpac Trust, FMG, have also gone on to do a USPGA accredit course and even gone to perform ground assessments for the Olympics and FIFA worlds cups. Just think…the glory…the opportunity to travel the world…

Success factors:

  • Have a passion for Sports Turf and an interest in turf maintenance and be willing to learn and commit to training
  • A positive "can-do" attitude and great work is key
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and ownership of jobs
  • Have a minimum of a Restricted, Manual license.
  • The desire to get the job done and work as part of a wider team

Here is what we can offer you

  • An annual tool allowance, work phone (including GB data) and $300 annual wellness benefit
  • To tap into a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience to develop your sports turf career.
  • Opportunity gain an internationally recognised NZQA qualification whilst you work
  • To belong to a unique, family orientated company which cares about their people

Recreational Services is a family-owned business that offers full facility parks maintenance services, operating across New Zealand. Recreational Services prides itself on its very special culture that is committed to professionalism, ownership, people, and knowledge.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team. Opportunities like this do not come around often, so if you are keen to launch your career in Sports Turf Management then apply now.

We only accept online applications. Once you click 'APPLY' you will be routed to our career website where you will be required to complete an online application. This may take a few minutes. For any further information contact Chelsea,


Job Details

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Posted on
21 Apr 2022

Closes on
27 May 2022 12:00


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Work type(s)
Permanent full-time