Brisbane City Council's traineeship program provides trainees with the skills, training and experience to kick start their chosen career. Upon completion of the program, trainees will have a nationally recognised qualification and the opportunity to apply for roles within Council.

Applicants from the following groups are encouraged to apply:

  • young people
  • Aboriginal people
  • Torres Strait Islander people
  • people from a non-English speaking background
  • people with disability or impairment.

Types of traineeships

Common types of traineeships in Council include:

  • administration
  • customer engagement
  • laboratory skills
  • logistics
  • civil construction.

Benefits for Council trainees

Council trainees can enjoy benefits including:

  • competitive salaries including penalty rates where applicable
  • 100% of training costs paid for by Council
  • ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • dedicated trainee support person and mentor.

How to apply 

To stay up-to-date with traineeship opportunities, create an account and set up a job alert located under Job Management.

Trainee roles may be advertised at different times in the year depending on business needs.

The recruitment process has a number of steps which may include:

  • application
  • online assessments
  • interview and/or assessment centre
  • reference checks
  • a medical.

Important eligibility information

To apply for a traineeship with Council, you must be:

  • 15 years and over
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a person with a permanent residency visa, a temporary protection visa or a temporary residency visa.

More information

For more information on our traineeship program:

Last updated: 8 May 2019

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.