Townsville City Council has today welcomed one of its largest-ever intake of graduates as well as 23 first-year apprentices and trainees.
Council says the 12 new starters will be working and learning across a wide variety of disciplines, including conservation and ecosystem management, supply chain logistics, engineering and cyber security.
Mayor Jenny Hill said the graduates were a valuable addition to Council’s diverse workforce.
“Council is continuing to invest in the region’s future by recruiting these apprentices, trainees and graduates to be part of our team,” Mayor Hill said.
“These new recruits from varied backgrounds will bring our organisation’s total number of entry level program participants to more than 80.
“Council continues to support graduates, apprentices and trainees by providing employment and training opportunities to develop the skills and experience required to grow our city.”
The Mayor said she was proud of the Council’s team of 1,600-plus people who “would welcome, train and mentor Council’s new recruits”.
“Our apprentices, trainees and graduates will be working in business, arboriculture, parks and gardens, mechanical trade engineering, laboratories, water industry operations, chemical engineering, spatial services, cyber security and environmental health.”
“The team at Council is looking forward to seeing our new recruits succeed in their educational, training and work endeavours and in helping us grow Townsville,” she said.