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