Young aspiring engineers wanted in paid roles to boost council resources
IPSWICH City Council is launching a cadetship program offering engineering students the chance to be paid while they learn.
Three positions are available that combine full-time study and paid part-time work.
Acting Mayor Wayne Wendt said eligible civil or environmental engineering students could gain practical work experience, part-time employment and study assistance, while the council developed its future engineers.
“We want high calibre people who want to shape the future of our city,” he said.
“Nationally there is a lack of engineers, and it’s an ongoing problem as the workforce ages.
“Local government engineering offers exciting opportunities, access to the latest systems and technology, ongoing professional development and the ability to pursue your goals.”
Cr Wendt said the cadets would rotate through council departments and experience the variety of engineering disciplines within local government.
“Every rotation will offer new real-world experiences, including investigations, design, project management, construction and maintenance, asset management, operations and more,” he said.