Watch this space for our next intake of A3 Trainees.
(Next course to be announced)

Be a Modern Arborist

Asplundh offers a Arboriculture Apprentice Academy which consists of approximately 2 weeks class room time followed by on the job training for 3 months. If you successfully complete your 3 months training you will be employed permanently by Asplundh and will begin your 2 yr Modern Apprenticeship training- this is an NZQA qualification. 
Why become a Trainee or Apprentice with Asplundh?
  • We are the largest arboricultural company in the world.
  • Multiple career paths and great career opportunities.
  • No Student Loans.
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Get issued quality P.P.E. and equipment.
Who would this suit?
  • Looking for a career change? This course is ideal for people with no previous experience.
  • This course is ideal for those who have a little previous experience and would like to develop this further.

Applications have now closed for the  latest intake.

No experience is necessary - the successful applicants will receive:
  • A fully paid in-house training course
  • An apprenticeship position with our highest performing crews
  • Mentoring by some of NZ's best Arborists
  • All safety gear will be provided
Information on the Asplundh Apprentice School
What is Arboriculture?

Arboriculture is the science of cultivating trees from the seed to the grave.
What is an Arborist?

Arborists are the professionals who practice arboriculture; combining physical skills and technical knowledge to carefully select, plant and nurture trees. Arborists specialise in all forms of tree work, including tree planting, tree pruning, tree climbing, transplanting, tree removal and treating tree health disorders.
The Opportunities

Asplundh is the world’s largest tree contractor, has a safety culture that is second to none and is a fantastic place to work and get a rewarding career as an arborist.

Asplundh is looking for trainee arborists to work in our elevated work platforms (bucket trucks) undertaking work for our loyal customers who range from local councils and power companies to private businesses and the public.
We are searching for trainees to join our team in the Auckland area as Trainee Utility Arborists who are responsible for the Line Clearance of street and park trees across the Auckland region.  This work is based in our state of the art elevated work platforms.  While there will be some climbing required most of your work will be in the EWP.

Successful candidates will be offered full time employment at the end of this course by Asplundh. Asplundh has a zero drugs policy and candidates will need to undertake a drug test prior to an interview process.

The Asplundh Training School is free of charge.