Irrigation Traineeship

About Maxima:

Maxima is a leading Group Training Organisation – we manage recruitment, placement and ongoing support of trainees and apprentices on behalf of our host employers. We aim to help you kick-start your career into the job or industry of your choice, boost your employment credentials and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to succeed in the future.

Your Host Employer:

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is one of Adelaide’s largest councils and is spread across 51 suburbs, just 8km away from the CBD. This council is home to historical buildings, cultural facilities, and an abundance of parks which, if successful, you could be working in every day.


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Irrigation Technology
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and uniforms provided
  • Fortnightly Rostered Day Off (RDO)
  • No study debt and additional licences and training at no cost

The Role:

Maxima, and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, are seeking a driven individual to undertake an entry-level Irrigation Traineeship to work within the Irrigation team.

This 3-year traineeship will see you getting paid to study, receive continuous mentoring and work towards a nationally recognised Certificate III in Irrigation Technology.

Duties Include:

  • Install and maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair irrigation system faults  
  • Read and interpret irrigation plans
  • Implement efficient irrigation schedules 
  • Setup traffic management systems 
  • Install and terminate low voltage wiring systems

About You: 

  • Enjoy working outdoors and with garden tools
  • Be committed, reliable and hardworking
  • Manage and prioritise time when working under pressure
  • Work effectively in a team and unsupervised
  • Good communication skills
  • Have a can-do attitude, displaying initiative on the job
  • Previous experience in gardening, horticulture, or similar (advantageous)

Role Requirements:

  • Must hold a provisional or full driver’s licence and own vehicle
  • Physically fit and healthy due to undertake manual labour work
  • Satisfactorily pass a pre-employment assessment, including a drug and alcohol test

How to Apply: 

Click Apply and complete the online application form and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Recent school leavers are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

National Traineeship wages and conditions apply.

For further information please visit our website 

At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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