Learn new skills whilst getting paid
  • Friday 20 January 2017

If being paid to gain valuable skills and work experience, whilst completing a certificate qualification appeals to you, apply for a Sunshine Coast Council traineeship now.

Traineeships are an excellent opportunity for people with limited qualifications and limited work experience to learn on-the-job.

Council is offering a variety of full time 12-month and 18-month traineeship positions in parks and gardens, information technology, library and cultural services, civil construction, business administration and conservation and land management.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said entry level traineeships provided great opportunities and practical experience for successful applicants.

“The skills and knowledge gained throughout the course of a traineeship is invaluable when looking for future employment,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Council is committed to providing job opportunities for the Sunshine Coast community, and these traineeships are one way we can do this.”

Applications close on February 5 and successful applicants will start work March 13.

Former trainee Fion Spurr-Sambrooks, who now works in the Office of the Mayor and CEO, said traineeships with council were a great way for young people to get a foot in the door to a large organisation.  

“There’s no better way to get hands on experience through paid work and come out with a qualification at the end,” she said.

“For someone like me who didn’t know what I wanted to do after I graduated year 12, a traineeship with council provided me with a direction and opened up a whole new set of opportunities.”

Council’s traineeship program is partially funded by Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work – First Start Program.

Visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more information, and to apply.