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 have a nationally recognised qualification and the opportunity to apply for roles within Council.

Common types of traineeships in Council include:

  • administration
  • civil construction
  • customer engagement
  • horticulture
  • libraries.

Eligibility information

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

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

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

  • 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 invites applications for traineeships when opportunities become available. 

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 your application, include:

  • your current resume
  • a cover letter that includes: 
    • why you are interested in a Council traineeship
    • related school or pre-vocational training subjects
    • any transferrable skills from relevant work experience, or school/community projects you've been involved in that could help support your application.

More information

For more information on our traineeship program:

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