Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is committed to offering a number of opportunities to recent graduates and school leavers, giving them the chance to develop their theoretical knowledge and gain some practical experience in the career of their choice.

As a Trainee or Apprentice you will be supported, encouraged and mentored while performing meaningful work and contributing to the successful operation of our local government. 

In conjunction with obtaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification, our  Traineeship and Apprenticeship Program provide real opportunity to develop skills within a team environment and while attending courses designed to support your professional, personal growth, you may also uncover your potential.

Traineeships

Our Traineeship Program runs for 12 months and commences at the beginning of each year in January. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge relevant to your chosen field of work. We have highly experienced Mentors  who will assist you every step of the way and provide guidance and endless support to help you achieve the best possible results.

How a Traineeship works

A Traineeship is the time spent learning a job under a supervisor. You can do a traineeship in just about any workplace.
Traineeship qualifications range from Certificate II up to an Advanced Diploma.

As a trainee, you and your employer will have a legal agreement called a training contract. This lasts until you have completed your training and both you and your employer agree you are competent. 
You’ll be supervised while learning on the job, and you will also attend off-job training with a training provider. In some cases, training may be completely undertaken in your workplace.

Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship Program runs for up to 4 years depending on your chosen trade qualification. During your Apprenticeship you will get straight to work with your dedicated Mentor who will guide you in your day-to-day work and provide you with advice on a range of disciplines relevant to your qualification.

We pride ourselves in creating a supportive and friendly environment that allows open communication amongst team members. Being an Apprentice at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is challenging, fast-paced, varied and rewarding.

How an Apprenticeship works

An apprenticeship is the time spent learning a skilled trade under a qualified tradesperson. There are hundreds of different trades – from hairdresser to mechanic, electrician to chef, plumber to cabinet makers.

As an apprentice, you and your employer will have a legal agreement called a training contract. This lasts until you have completed your training and both you and your employer agree you are competent. 
You’ll be supervised while learning on the job, and you will also attend off the job training with a training provider. In some cases, training may be completely undertaken in your workplace.
You’ll study towards a nationally recognised qualification and obtain a trade certificate when you finish.

Benefits

  • Trade-specific skills, giving you a competitive edge
  • Secure a nationally recognised qualification
  • Paid employment combined with structured training
  • Accelerated career pathway through competency-based learning
  • Practical hands on training in an industry of your choice
  • Gain formal recognition of your skills and experience
  • A stepping stone to higher education
  • ​Training is competency based, which means you can finish faster if you reach the required skill levels sooner than planned