Council’s youth traineeships great for young locals

Every year Council is dedicated to offering job opportunities for local young people to kick start their career.

“We have so many different services and roles here at Council,” said learning and development officer Kate Brierley.

“We want to give young people valuable career experiences they don’t have to leave home to get.

“It’s hard to know what to do when you finish school. We’ve designed our youth traineeship program to help you figure out. Our program is about giving young people exposure to different career options while building some valuable cores skills. We pay you for two years while you complete two qualifications, and we pay for them too.”

This year Council is offering three youth traineeships; rotating through three different areas of Council – recreation services, libraries and creative arts – every eight months while studying for both Cert III and Cert IV in Business at TAFE.

“It’s about building a wide range of skills that will serve anyone well through their working life – customer service, data input and analysis, events and project management, and file and record maintenance,” Ms Brierley said.

“The rotations provide a good mix of community work, creative arts activities and programming and administration. Take home something between $1,200 and S1,700 each fortnight, enjoy an excellent work-life balance, and remember a Cert IV in business is an ATAR equivalent of around 73 should you wish to go on to further study.”

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