Apprenticeship in Horticulture (Production Nursery)

Humphris Nursery, a progressive, successful and leading horticultural wholesale plant nursery in Mooroolbark, located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, has an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our team. 

The company is expanding and we are seeking individuals passionately interested in an apprenticeship in horticulture (production nursery). 

The successful candidate, working with a fun team of enthusiastic managers and co-workers, will achieve a wide range of on-the-job horticultural skills, including:

  • production of container-grown plants, potting and maintenance of plants
  • propagation and grafting
  • production scheduling
  • preparing plants for despatch
  • pest and disease and plant nutrition management
  • environmental requirements for plant production
  • the opportunity to work in a local retail nursery
  • gaining a general understanding of business management skills

The role is a full time permanent position and the successful applicant will attend external training through Swinburne University of Technology, Wantirna campus. 

The individual will need to show a passion for horticulture and be able to demonstrate a level of exposure to the horticultural industry or similar environments. You must have excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, be a team player yet have the ability to work independently, show personal initiative and have a willingness to learn. Your own transport is essential.

If you have a strong desire to undertake an apprenticeship in the nursery industry at Humphris Nursery, email your resume and personal cover letter to Andrew White. If you require further details please email

Closing date: 25 January 2018