Thursday, 27 October 2016

SANBI Horticulture work-integrated learning 2017

The South African National Biodiversity is offering a six-month work-integrated learning opportunities at various national botanical gardens from January 2017.  The duration of the programme will depend on the requirements of the relevant university – six months or one year placement.


Students will gain hands-on experience in horticulture and have a garden/ living collection project for the duration of their programme. This will be in the form of an area in the garden/ collection that is already developed and requires on-going maintenance and improvement. Students will be solely responsible for all the propagation, maintenance, soil preparation, planting and labelling of the section, in consultation with their mentor.

Value: R4 000.00 per month. No benefits apply. Note that accommodation is for the students’ own arrangement.
Duration: 1 January 2017 – 30 June 2017 OR 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017.
Positions available (please select only one on the attached application form):

• Kirstenbosch NBG, Cape Town (2)
• Karoo Desert NBG, Worcester (2)
• Pretoria NBG (1)
• Walter Sisulu NBG, Roodepoort (1)
• Lowveld NBG, Mbombela (1)
• KwaZulu-Natal NBG, Pietermaritzburg (1)

Who is eligible to apply?

South African students who study horticulture (Diploma/National Diploma) are urged to apply. Students must be passionate about horticulture, enthusiastic and eager to learn.

Note: Placement is only for those students who still have to complete their required experiential learning. Students who are already qualified need not apply.

How to apply

Applications close on 31 October 2016. at 10:00 am. Click here to download the application form.

Application should include a full CV, certified copy of ID and academic record, a letter from your academic institution indicating you still need to complete a WIL programme, letter of reference (academic), your goals while training at SANBI and your letter of interest in applying for the programme. Students also need to include a letter from the university stating the duration and requirements for their experiential learning. Submit completed application and a letter of motivation to students@sanbi.org.za  subject: Horticulture work-integrated learning 2017.

Via – SANBI

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