Coun­cil launches new 2017 trainee­ships

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil has started ad­ver­tis­ing for its 2017 trainee­ships pro­gram.

Three trainee ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cer roles are up for grabs, where em­ploy­ees will work to­wards a Cer­tifi­cate III in busi­ness.

Also avail­able are six trainee labourer po­si­tions, where em­ploy­ees will work to­wards a Cer­tifi­cate II in Hor­ti­cul­ture.

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil CEO Mark Pitt said the labourer po­si­tions, one in Biggen­den, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mt Perry, Monto and Mundubbera, were new po­si­tions for 2017.

“We’ve had a long his­tory of putting through a lot of trainees and ap­pren­tices,” Mr Pitt said.

“We gen­er­ally do three in­ter­nal ad­min­is­tra­tive ones ev­ery year and the oth­ers vary from ap­pren­tice­ships and other po­si­tions.

“This is a big­ger batch than we nor­mally do, as the new coun­cil has a fo­cus on parks and gar­dens.”

Mr Pitt said the pro­gram, which had run since 2008, was aimed at school leavers, though any­one could ap­ply.

“It is about keep­ing young peo­ple in the re­gion,” he said.

“Of­ten it is not just youth that ap­ply, but youth is an area we fo­cus on.

“They get prac­ti­cal work ex­pe­ri­ence and qual­i­fi­ca­tion.”

Mr Pitt said he en­cour­aged any­one who felt up to it to ap­ply.

“One of the quirky things that hap­pens is we some­times don’t get enough ap­pli­ca­tions,” he said.

“I’d very much en­cour­age peo­ple to ap­ply, be­cause we’ve got the nine spots.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply for the trainee­ships visit http://bit.ly/2ePjUNo.

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