A new generation of workers are furthering their studies and exploring their career prospects as Isaac Regional Council welcomes eight trainees and apprentices to the organisation.
At a Trainee and Apprentice Welcome Day held this week in Moranbah, the new recruits were welcomed by Council officers and Councillors, receiving their Council team shirts as a symbol officially joining the Isaac Regional Council team.
Mayor Anne Baker said Council was proud to offer a traineeship and apprenticeship program that saw locals and job seekers upskilled, uptrained and job ready across the region.
“These positions combine hands-on work experience with a nationally recognised qualification,” Mayor Baker said.
“So far 36 per-cent of trainees and apprentices go on to stay at Council, reflecting our outlook that this organisation is built on the strength of pure people power.
“We welcome seven full-time trainees, who will complete their qualifications in one or two years and one full-time apprentice, who will complete their apprenticeship over four years.”
Mayor Baker acknowledged this year’s traineeship intake was assisted by First Start, one of seven programs that make up the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
Isaac Regional Council welcomed the following trainees and apprentices during the official formalities:
Apprentice Painter and Decorator
Trainee Economy and Prosperity
Trainee Payroll Administration
Trainee Compliance Officer
Trainee Frontline Service Officer
Trainee Information Management Officer
To find out how you can energise your career with Isaac Regional Council, call 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) or visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/employment