Brisbane City Council runs a Cadetship Pathway Development program for tertiary students in the final years of their undergraduate degree. Cadets are paid to work at Council on a part-time basis in a discipline relevant to their studies.

Council offers cadetships in the following industries:

  • business and data analytics
  • communication
  • engineering (civil, mechanical, environmental)
  • human resources
  • planning and environment

Eligibility information

To apply for the cadetship program, you must be:

  • currently studying an undergraduate degree level course at a tertiary institution
  • in the final two years of your degree
  • have a visa/work rights that allows this type of activity (if applicable).

Council is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. The following groups are encouraged to apply for cadetships:

  • young people
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • people with a disability or impairment
  • LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender diverse, intersex, queer).

How to apply

Council recruits for cadets throughout the year.

View our current vacancies and employment program opportunities on Council’s careers page and stay connected by joining our talent community.

Application requirements

When submitting a cadetship application, include:

  • you current resume
  • a cover letter that addresses:
    • why you are interested in a cadetship with Council and how your suited to it
    • transferrable skills you've developed through work experience, or university/community/volunteer projects you've been involved with.

More information

For more information about cadetships in Council:

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