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Qld Central Highlands on lookout for trainees

Queensland’s Central Highlands Regional Council is on the hunt for apprentices and trainees to commend in 2023.

From youth development to ranger services and civil construction, more than 10 positions are up for grabs across 12 teams and four departments, the Council said this week.

“Whether you are fresh out of school, looking to re-enter the workforce or just wanting to expand your skillset, these positions are an opportunity to embark on a fulfilling career with local government,” said Council CEO, Sharon Houlihan.

“Council is a unique employer. A career in local government offers hundreds of diverse roles equipping you with transferable skills that could take you anywhere across Australia.”

Supervisor Parks and Gardens Madonna Nelson-Bamford is a perfect example of how starting out as a trainee or apprentice can lead to impressive career development.

“I started my apprenticeship by upskilling in a Certificate III in Parks and Gardens in 2019 as I wanted to expand my skill set, gain knowledge and potentially further my career,” Ms Nelson-Bamford said. 

“If you’re thinking about starting a traineeship, do it. Knowledge is power, and it can change your life!”

Ms Houlihan said apprentices and trainees have excellent career prospects at council and beyond, with Ms Nelson-Bamford already having moved up the ranks to supervisor level.

All successful applicants earn while they learn, gaining a nationally recognised qualification in their field.

“Once you’re employed with us, you’ll receive a great range of employee benefits, including health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits over and above your pay,” Ms Houlihan said.

The annual apprentice and trainee program is a co-funded initiative with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work First Start program.

The trainee positions open for expressions of interest include:

•            Business administration

•            Information and communication technology

•            Arts and cultural

•            Sport and recreation

•            Procurement

•            Public relations

•            Youth development

•            Saleyards

•            Ranger

•            Civil construction

•            Quarry

Find out more here or contact council to speak to a recruitment officer on 1300 242 686.

Expressions of interest close at 8am on 17 October.

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