Rockhampton Regional Council’s Apprentice and Traineeship program has ticked off another milestone, with 22 local residents completing the program last week.
The group were celebrated at a special graduation ceremony held in City Hall.
Rockhampton Region Mayor, Tony Williams congratulated those graduating on their hard work and gaining nationally recognised qualifications.
“Everyone graduating should be proud of the achievement they have accomplished,” Mayor Williams said.
“From the group of 22, these individuals have secured qualifications in Horticulture, Engineering Production, Business Administration, Warehousing, Live Production and Services, and Carpentry.
“These traineeships and apprenticeships are not easy, with some lasting as long as four years, but our graduates have made it, and these qualifications will open lots of doors.”
CEO, Evan Pardon said Council was grateful to the First Start Funding program for its continued support.
“The First Start Funding program, which is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, has been supporting Council’s Apprentice and Traineeship program since 2016.”
“In that time, the program has supported 81 individuals to do their training at Rockhampton Regional Council, of the current graduating class, 17 of the 22 are funded under the first start funding program,” he said.
Mr Pardon said recruitment for the next Apprentice and Traineeship program for 2022 was well underway.
“We are currently receiving numerous applications for the next Apprentice and Traineeship program for 2022,” Mr Pardon said.
“The program is a great opportunity for local residents to explore different types of work, secure a nationally recognised qualification, and have access to excellent mentoring to kick start their career.
“We have numerous employees who started as a trainee or apprentice and have continued to work and grow their careers with Council.
“I encourage anyone looking to start a career or even change it up to visit our website to find out more about Council’s Apprentice and Traineeship program.”
To find out more, visit: https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/AboutCouncil/Careers-at-Council/Trainee-and-Apprenticeships
Prospective applicants can sign up for a job alert for the 2022 program through Council’s Recruitment Portal. For information on signing up for a job alert, visit: https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/AboutCouncil/Careers-at-Council/Application-Process