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 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.
Applicants from the following groups are encouraged to apply:
- young people
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people from a non-english speaking background
- people with disability or impairment
- Australian South Sea Islanders.
Types of apprenticeships
We employ a diverse range of trade apprentices across Brisbane and within various industries, including:
- Construction industry: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting and decorating, engineering (fabrication).
- Automotive industry: auto electrical, heavy vehicle mechanics, auto manufacturing, signage and graphics.
- Horticulture industry: aboriculture, parks and gardens, sports turf management.
When you’re working as an apprentice with Council you can enjoy these great benefits:
- competitive salaries including penalty rates where applicable
- a nine day fortnight
- uniforms and all tools provided
- 100% of the training costs paid for by Council
- ongoing training and career development in your trade
- dedicated apprentice support person and mentor
- opportunity to participate in the annual Lord Mayor's Apprentice of the Year Awards
- work based in Brisbane.
How to apply
To stay up to date with apprenticeship opportunities create an account and set up a Job Alert (located under Job Management).
Our bulk intake for apprenticeships is usually advertised in September each year. We may advertise apprentice roles at other times depending on business needs.
Please note the recruitment process has a number of steps which may include: application; online assessments, interview and/or assessment centre, reference checks and a medical.
Important eligibility information
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.
For more information on our Apprenticeship program phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or email Council's Employment programs team.