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Wollongong City Council

Cadets, Apprentices and Trainees

Applications now open until 12pm Thursday 22 October!

We provide opportunities each year open to people of all ages, background and experience, to enter the workforce through a range of entry-level employment and education pathways. This includes apprenticeships, traineeships, school-based traineeships and cadetships.

Applications for our next intake are now open. This year's opportunities are listed below.

Download the information pack for each position to learn more about each role and how to apply.

You'll also need to complete and submit the Selection Criteria Questionnaire for each role with your application.

Apprentice Formwork Carpenter

Apprentice Formwork Carpenter Information Pack
Apprentice Formwork Carpenter Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.78 KB

Cadet Building Surveying

Cadet Building Surveying Information Pack
Cadet Building Surveying Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.92 KB

Cadet Civil Engineering

Cadet Civil Engineering Information Pack
Cadet Civil Engineering Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 47.52 KB

Cadet Data Science and Cybersecurity

Cadet Data Science and Cybersecurity Information Pack
Cadet Data Science and Cybersecurity Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 47.36 KB

Cadet Environmental Science

Cadet Environmental Science Information Pack
Cadet Environmental Science Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.96 KB

Cadet Communications

Cadet Communications Information Pack
Cadet Communications Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.79 KB

Trainee Arborist

Trainee Arborist Information Pack
Trainee Arborist Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 47.06 KB

Trainee Community Services

Trainee Community Services Information Pack
Trainee Community Services Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 47.06 KB

Trainee Horticulturalist

Trainee Horticulturalist Information Pack
Trainee Horticulturalist Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.95 KB

Trainee Information Technology

Trainee Information Technology Information Pack
Trainee Information Technology Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.51 KB

Trainee Revenue Administration

Trainee Revenue Administration Information Pack
Trainee Revenue Administration Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.13 KB

Trainee Waste Operations

Trainee Waste Operations Information Pack
Trainee Waste Operations Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 47.07 KB

Ready to apply? Go to our Positions Vacant list to start an application before 12pm Thursday 22 October 2020.

Note: this list includes all positions that are currently available at Council.

Spread the word

Download and share the poster for these opportunities below:

Start Something Great (A3 poster) PDF, 2600.6 KB

Find out more

Watch the video below to hear about the experiences of our current cadets, apprentices and trainees.

Cadetships

  • Full time employment with time off to undertake studies
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Undergraduate studies
  • Industry experience while you complete your study
  • Usually between 4 - 7 years duration, depending on the cadetship.

Traineeships

  • Full time employment with time off to undertake studies
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Vocational qualifications at levels ranging from Certificate III to Diploma, depending on the traineeship
  • Industry experience while you complete your study
  • Usually between 1 - 4 years duration, depending on the traineeship.

Apprenticeships  

  • Full time employment with time off to undertake studies
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Vocational qualifications at levels ranging from Certificate III to Diploma, depending on the apprenticeship
  • Industry experience while you complete your study
  • Usually 4 years duration.

School-Based traineeships

  • Targeted to people in Year 10
  • Includes 100 days in the workplace between the end of year 10 and the end of your HSC
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Undertake a vocational qualification at level Certificate II or Certificate III that counts towards the HSC.