""Brisbane City Council’s Apprenticeship Program provides apprentices with the skills, training and experience to graduate as a qualified tradesperson, not only with specific trade competencies, but as well-rounded employees with the capability to succeed in their chosen industry.

Council recruits throughout the year for apprentices. To apply you will need to submit a resume and cover letter outlining your personal attributes and interest in the particular apprenticeship on offer. The recruitment process may include online assessments, interview and/or assessment centre, reference checks and a medical.

To receive an email about the next apprentice intake, create an account and set up a Job Alert. 


We employ a diverse range of trade apprentices across Brisbane and within various industries, including (but not limited to):

Building Automotive Horticulture Engineering
Electrical Auto electrical Arboriculture Fabrication
Plumbing Vehicle painting Parks & gardens Mechanical
Carpentry Panel beating Sports turf management  
Painting & decorating Heavy vehicle mechanics    
  Coach building    


Council provides you with excellent on-the-job training as well as additional training to complement your technical ability. This training includes areas such as leadership, communication, negotiation, resilience, career management and mental health and wellbeing.

Benefits for Council apprentices

When you’re working as an apprentice with Council you can enjoy these great benefits:

  • competitive salaries including penalty rates where applicable
  • a superannuation scheme of 14%
  • uniforms and all tools provided
  • 100% of the training costs paid for by Council
  • being paid to attend training
  • ongoing training and career development in your trade
  • dedicated apprentice support person and mentor
  • annual Lord Mayor's Apprentice of the Year Awards
  • work in Brisbane

More information

For more information on our apprenticeship program in Council, phone 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Corporate Apprenticeship Program Team.

For more information on Careers in Council, phone our Resource and Contractor Management team on 07 3403 4998.

13 April 2015