Water restrictions from 18 Sep 2018 - Water restrictions apply to all Council water supply schemes:

Medium level (200 litres/person/day) - Brookstead, Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Clifton, Greenmount, Hodgson Vale (includes Top Camp), Pittsworth, Southbrook, Vale View & Yarraman schemes.

Continuation of permanent conservation measures (200 litres/person/day) - Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply Scheme (Oakey, Jondaryan, Haden, Crows Nest, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Toowoomba City, Westbrook and Goombungee)

Trainee & apprentice programs

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Our apprenticeship and traineeship programs are a great way to kick-start your career and secure a pathway into our large and diverse workforce. We provide a structured apprenticeship or traineeship process, supported by block theory components through local TAFE colleges or registered training organisations. By combining paid work and training, you will learn some of the practical skills that we require of our team and gain nationally recognised qualifications along the way.

Positions can be located at any one of our service centres so please consider your ability to get to and from work.

Benefits

As an apprentice or trainee, you will be taking advantage of:

  • structured off-site training.
  • learning a trade/skills and gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid.
  • paid college fees and travel related expenses.
  • fully equipped toolkits for apprentices.
  • supplied safety uniform and/or personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • supportive mentoring and coaching from experienced tradespersons and supervisors.
  • comprehensive induction program.
  • access to the Employee Assistance Program.

Current opportunities

To find out about current traineeship and apprenticeship openings check our job vacancies website.

 

How to apply

Entry conditions

The minimum age for entry into apprenticeships or traineeships is generally limited to candidates who are 16 years of age or have completed Year 10 schooling, and are an Australian resident or hold an appropriate visa. You can apply for an apprenticeship and traineeship if you are a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult worker simply wishing to change careers or gain new skills. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and encourage females, mature aged and Indigenous candidates to apply.

Each year we employ a number of new apprentices and trainees who demonstrate:

  • mature/responsible attitude
  • good work ethic
  • self-motivation
  • willingness to commit to structured training
  • solid communication skills
  • ability to work in a team based environment
  • willingness to learn new skills
  • ability to accept direction
  • 'can do’ attitude towards work
  • attention to detail

The application process

  1. Positions are posted on our current vacancies website as soon as they become available, which is usually around August/September each year.
  2. If you are interested in a position complete an online application, through the current vacancies website.
  3. We contact you via phone, email or letter to advise if you have been selected to proceed to the next stage
  4. The recruitment process begins.

The recruitment process

New apprentices and trainees usually start in early January. The stages in the process are:

  1. You will be invited to attend a one-on-one interview.
  2. In the interview you will be asked for examples that demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experiences.
  3. If successful at your interview, further assessment is required such as a pre-employment medical.
  4. References you have provided in your application will be checked.
  5. If successful, you will be made a verbal offer explaining in detail the package being offered.
  6. If you verbally accept the offer, you'll receive a formal letter of offer.  This must be signed and returned to us to confirm your employment.

 

Last Updated: Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:01
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