Council launches new 2017 traineeships
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.