Young as­pir­ing en­gi­neers wanted in paid roles to boost coun­cil re­sources

The Queensland Times - - News -

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.

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