Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Do you have what it takes? 

Do you enjoy working in a team environment and want to get paid while you complete a nationally recognised qualification?

If you have a fantastic attitude, good communication skills, an eagerness to gain new skills and knowledge, then applying for an apprenticeship or traineeship could be your next step. 

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder provides you with an opportunity to study, complete a nationally recognised qualification and gain hands-on experience in your chosen field - all while getting paid to do something you enjoy!

All trainees and apprentices are provided with an on-boarding program that supports their entry into the workforce. Mentors are provided to assist in ensuring trainees are supported during their career journey with the City.




Each year, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder hosts a number of trainees who are placed in a range of disciplines across the organisation. 

In the past, these areas have included:

  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Community Development
  • Enviromental Health
  • Finance
  • People and Culture
  • Sports, Recreation and Leisure Facilities

Most traineeships are for a period of 12 months and at the end of your studies, you will have achieved a certificate in your chosen field.


An apprentice is employed with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for four years. During this time, you will work alongside experienced qualified tradespeople.

Formal off-the-job training will be provided through Central Regional TAFE and at the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain a Trade Certificate in your chosen field.

Past Apprenticeships have included:

  • Mechanics
  • Sports Turf
  • Greenkeeper

First Nations Apprenticeships

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder commenced a First Nations Traineeship program in 2022. The program is designed to provide trainees with mentoring support from City mentors who have undertaken a specific Cultural Training Awareness and Mentoring Program.

2023 applications opening soon.