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Apprenticeships, Cadetships and Traineeships at Council


Council is committed to providing opportunities to combine formal study with on-the-job learning in a wide range of disciplines.

Council’s Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Cadetship programs ensure that our workforce remains highly skilled and able to meet the future needs of our community. Many Council apprentices, trainees and cadets have received awards for achievement in their studies, and have gone on to have rewarding and highly skilled careers with Council or other employers. 


Council can offer apprenticeship, traineeship and cadetship opportunities in a variety of careers, including:

  • Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics (Telemetry)
  • Water Industry Operations
  • Library Services
  • Road Maintenance and Construction
  • Bridge Maintenance and Construction
  • Horticulture


How you can benefit from an apprenticeship, traineeship or cadetship:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Job specific tools provided
  • Supportive and high quality on-the-job training
  • Access to experienced supervisory staff

How to apply

Council do an annual intake for the majority of apprenticeships and traineeships in September/October each year with all available positions advertised through our Job Vacancies Page.

All candidates are invited to attend aptitude testing which covers literacy, numeracy and trade specific knowledge. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a panel interview which may also include a hands-on practical test and further online testing.

Successful candidates generally start in January the following year.

Please ensure you complete the online application form in full and answer each question honestly. Upload a recent resume and include any paid/unpaid work experience, relevant qualifications or training or special interest you have in your chosen career.

For further information, please contact Council on (02) 6581 8111.

This page was last updated on: 02 July 2020