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Several opportunities are available, including apprenticeships in Electrical, Parks & Gardens or Fabrication & Welding and a Business Traineeship.
Keen to work for one of the Tweed’s largest employers? Applications are now open for Council’s Apprenticeship Program, commencing in January 2024.
Council has partnered with Programmed Training Services, who specialise in the employment of apprentices and trainees, to deliver the program.
Several opportunities are on offer across various areas of Council, including apprenticeships in Electrical, Parks & Gardens or Fabrication & Welding and a Business Traineeship.
Council’s Manager People and Culture Aimee Austin said the Apprenticeship Program would help kick off successful careers in local government.
“This is an incredible program for motivated individuals to start a new career in a sector that is full of opportunity,” Ms Austin said.
“The successful applicants will not only gain the skills and qualifications needed to start a rewarding career but they’ll also see why people working in local government stay!”
Ms Austin said a successful apprenticeship and traineeship program would also help Council prepare for future workforce needs.
"Council delivers more than 50 services to the Tweed community, which means there are many sub-industries within the local government sector, each with their own recruitment challenges such as skill shortages, ageing workforces, lack of diversity or evolving technology,” Ms Austin said.
“Hiring skilled recruits and fostering their career development ensures we have the capacity to deliver reliable services to the community and make the Tweed better tomorrow than it is today.”
The program involves competency-based, nationally accredited training (apprenticeship 4 years, traineeship 1-3 years), combined with on-the-job training, coaching, mentoring and support from Council staff.
Ms Austin said Council was encouraging people from all walks of life to apply.
“Whether you are a school leaver, mature-age job hunter, or just looking for a career change, we want to hear from you,” she said.
Council is seeking applicants with:
a positive attitude and self-motivation
current driver’s licence and reliable transport
completed Year 10 education, or completed Year 12 education (Electrical Apprenticeship only)
ideally completed a Cert II in Electrotechnology (Electrical Apprenticeship only)
OH&S construction card (white card) or willingness to obtain one prior to commencement
a commitment to complete the apprenticeship, including requirements to attend TAFE
demonstrated capacity to work safely and as a team member.
The positions can be directed to work anywhere within the Tweed Shire, however, the roles are currently based in Tweed Heads, Chinderah, Bogangar and Murwillumbah.
Programmed Training Services is the employer for these apprenticeships and traineeship. Tweed Shire Council is the host organisation only and will not be managing the applications, enquiries or recruitment of these positions.
For all enquiries, contact Programmed on 1300 440 784.
For more information and to submit an application visit Apprenticeships for 2024.
Applications close at 2 pm on Monday 6 November 2023.
Apply today and kick off your career in local government. Applications close at 2 pm on Monday 6 November 2023.
Photo 1: Council staff - Fabrication & weldingCaption: Several opportunities are available, including apprenticeships in Electrical, Parks & Gardens or Fabrication & Welding and a Business Traineeship.
Photo 2: Council staff - Parks & gardensCaption: Apply today and kick off your career in local government. Applications close at 2pm on Monday 6 November 2023.
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