Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Traineeships and Apprenticeships

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.

You can find out more about the opportunities with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boudler at the careers night:

Thursday, 1 August 2019
5pm to 7pm
Market Arcade, 272 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

How to Apply 

Applications for the 2020 Traineeship and Apprenticeship Program will open at the careers night on 1 August 2019.

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
  • ‚ÄčTraining is competency based, which means you can finish faster if you reach the required skill levels sooner than planned
Finance
Are you driven by numbers, do you have attention to detail and love to problem solve? A traineeship with finance will open  opportunities in jobs of accounts, bookkeeper, finance administration and more. Join us today!
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 job opportunities in town planning, public safety, environmental health and ranger services.

Communications

Is creativity your thing? Media, graphics, communication and design are some of the fun things you will learn with our marketing and communications team.

People and Culture

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!

Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre

Are you interested in fitness, exercise, health and the well-being of others? Join the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre and
start your career with a Sport/Recreation /Fitness traineeship.

City Living

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!

Mechanical Services

Have you always wanted to be a mechanic? Does engines excite you? Then an apprenticeship with the City is just what you
need to start your career.

Information Technology
Are you tech savy? Do you enjoy working with the latest technology? Join our team of experts and launch your career in IT!
Golf Course, Parks and Gardens
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!