Mid-year intake available for apprentices and trainees

Published: 23 May 2023

Council is offering an additional nine new positions as part of its 2023 Apprentice and Trainee intake.

Workplace diversity and flexibility are a major focus of the Apprentice and Trainee intake program.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the Apprentice and Trainee program offered an opportunity for successful applicants to gain valuable on the job training.

“Council is a fantastic place to work, and we encourage people from all walks of life to consider taking on a role in our workforce,” Mayor Williamson said.

“This time round, roles will cover everything from event management to boilermaking and legal services – there is certainly something to pique everyone’s interest,” he said.

“The apprentice and traineeships often lead to full time work at council, and we are very proud to say we have many of our past apprentices and trainees still working here even 10 years later.”

The mid-year intake is being coordinated by Hays Recruitment, with opportunities in a variety of industries, including:

  • Business trainee
  • Apprentice boilermaker
  • Legal Services trainee
  • Community Services trainee
  • Event Management trainee
  • Civil Construction trainee x 2
  • Apprentice chef
  • Apprentice plumber

Council encourages applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, anyone re-entering the workforce, those from a non-English speaking background, individuals with a disability, impairment or long-term condition, school leavers or an adult worker wishing to change careers or gain new skills.

Applications for the mid-year 2023 Apprentice and Trainee intake are open now, and more information can be found at mackay.qld.gov.au/traineeintake or at hays.com.au.

Applications close June 9.