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Wollongong City Council

Cadets, Apprentices and Trainees

Applications now open!

Council provides entry level education and employment opportunities each year open to people of all ages, background and experience. This includes apprenticeships, traineeships and cadetships.

Applications for our 2022 intake are open from Tuesday 14 September 2021 until 11:59pm Monday 4 October 2021.

This year's opportunities are listed below. Download the information pack for each role to find out more.

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

Civil Engineering Cadet (two opportunities, targeted for current year 1 uni student)

Civil Engineering Cadet Information Pack
Civil Engineering Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 47.13 KB

Economic Development Cadet (targeted for current year 1 uni student)

Economic Development Cadet Information Pack
Economic Development Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.51 KB

Business Systems Analyst Cadet (targeted for current year 1 uni student)

Business Systems Analyst Cadet Information Pack
Business Systems Analyst Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.62 KB

Community Facilities Cadet (targeted for person living with disability)

Community Facilities Cadet Information Pack
Community Facilities Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 45.99 KB

Aboriginal Art Curator Cadet (identified)

Aboriginal Art Curator Cadet Information Pack
Aboriginal Art Curator Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.37 KB

Traffic and Transport Cadet

Traffic and Transport Cadet Information Pack
Traffic and Transport Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.47 KB

Planner Cadet

Planner Cadet Information Pack
Planner Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.42 KB

Environmental Health Cadet

Environmental Health Cadet Information Pack
Environmental Health Cadet Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 46.52 KB

Library Services Trainee (targeted for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person)

Library Services Trainee Information Pack
Library Services Trainee Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 45.94 KB

Civil Construction Trainee (multiple opportunities)

Civil Construction Trainee Information Pack
Civil Construction Trainee Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 47.08 KB

Concreting Trainee

For this role, please apply for the Civil Construction Traineeship (above), and indicate in your application that you're interested in the concreting position.

Information Management Trainee

Information Management Trainee Information Pack
Information Management Trainee Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 45.1 KB

Civil and Structural Design Trainee

Civil and Structural Design Trainee Information Pack
Civil and Structural Design Trainee Selection Criteria Questionnaire DOCX, 45.68 KB

Download and share our 2022 Cadets, Apprentices and Trainees poster PDF, 947.41 KB.

To apply for these roles, or to see other opportunities currently available at Wollongong City Council, please visit our Positions Vacant page.

About Cadet, Apprentice and Trainee roles

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.