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 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.
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.
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.
- 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
Have you always wanted to be a mechanic? Do engines excite you? Then an apprenticeship with the City is just what you need to start your career.Planning Development and Regulation Services
Are you passionate about our City and the environment that we live in? A Traineeship with Planning Development and Regulatory Services can lead to jobs opportunities in town planning, public safety, environmental health and ranger services. The possibilities are endless!
People and Culture
Is creativity your thing? Media, graphics, communication and design are some of the fun things you will learn with our marketing and communications team.
to learn what the Marketing and Communication team do!
Are you passionate about people, do you want to help others realise their true potential? Are you a people person and like giving advice? Then join us to launch your career in Human Resources, where you can help make a difference!
Are you interested in fitness, exercise, health and the wellbeing of others? Join the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre and start an exicint career with a Sport/Recreation /Fitness Traineeship!
Do you enjoy being a party host? Do you like planning functions and events and understanding what goes on behind the scenes? Apply with us for a traineeship in Events!
Do you possess a genuine interest in the welfare of others and enjoy going above and beyond to help others? Then a Traineeship in Community Services might be next step for you.
Golf Course and Parks and Gardens
Are you driven by numbers, do you have excellent attention to detail and love to problem solve. A Traineeship with finance will open endless opportunities in positions such as accounts, bookkeeping, finance administration and more!
Do you dream of working outside? Do you like sports and the surfaces they are played on? A career with us will enable you to make a difference to the City’s appearance, learn about parks, gardens and sports turf!
Are you tech savy? Do you enjoy working with the latest technology? Join our team of experts and launch your career in IT!
How to Apply
Applications for the 2019 Traineeship and Apprenticeship Program have now closed.