Wollongong City Council (in conjunction with Illawarra Group Training) is inviting applications for cadets, apprentices and trainees to begin work with Council in 2012.
Opportunities to contribute and assist our community are available in Civil Engineering, Planning, Surveying, Library Services, Horticulture, Community Aged Care, Truck Driving, Labouring and Arboriculture. Some of these opportunities are targeted specifically to people living with a disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
“Council has a strong policy of providing employment opportunities within the Illawarra,” Trevor Jones, Manager Human Resources, said. “At Council you can enjoy the benefits of working with a large and diverse community based organisation that supports and encourages your career development, provides networking opportunities and enables you to make a positive impact on the community’s lifestyle.”
Council budgets about $2 million each year to employ cadets, trainees and apprentices. Each year Council on average employs about nine cadets, apprentices and trainees. These staff are trained and developed in roles that Council requires and this program is a way Council can address the issue of skills shortages and youth unemployment in the region.
“This program has been running successfully for more than 20 years,” Mr Jones said. “We have a number of senior staff who commenced as a cadet, including our Director Planning and Environment Andrew Carfield and Director Infrastructure and Works Peter Kofod. So as you can see this program is helping to develop, train and begin the careers of senior people in local government.”
Information relating to these opportunities, including how to apply, is available on our Jobs@Council webpages.