Entry level programs

Entry level programs
Entry level programs
See what Council offers our trainees, apprentices and graduates. Entry level programs canterbury bankstown See what Council offers our trainees, apprentices and graduates.  

 

​​​​Trainee, Apprentice and Graduate Program

The City of Canterbury Bankstown offers our trainees, apprentices and g​raduates a dynamic work environment, on-going professional development, and a supportive on-the-job training as well as a competitive entry salary.

How do I apply?

These opportunities are advertised each year from 1 September in the local newspapers, the Sydney Morning Herald, www.seek.com.au​ and on ​Council's  Careers page.

Successful applicants will commence work in January of the following year.

Download the following publication to find out more about applying as a Trainee, Apprentice or Graduate​ at CB City.​

Trainee, Apprentice and Graduate Information Guide - Career opportunities at the City of Canterbury Bankstown​

Traineeship

As a trainee at Council, you will complete Certificate III (minimum) at TAFE in a related field to your work placement. This provides you with the theory to support your job. A traineeship lasts 12 months.

Traineeship checklist -

  • I've completed Year 12
  • I have a positive attitude
  • I'm motivated to succeed
  • I want to learn new skills and continually gain new knowledge
  • I enjoy interacting with others and working in a team
  • I've got good communication skills​

Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship lasts four years, during which time you will get hands-on experience with qualified tradespeople. You'll also receive formal off-the-job training at TAFE. At the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain a TAFE trade certificate IV in your chosen field.​

Apprenticeship checklist -

  • I've completed Year 10
  • I would like to learn a trade
  • I'm a hard worker
  • I have a positive attitude
  • I'm motivated to succeed
  • I want to learn new skills and gain new knowledge
  • I enjoy interacting with others and working in a team

Graduate

As a graduate, you will have completed your tertiary education and looking for your first step in the workforce. A graduate role lasts 12 months.

Benefits of graduate roles -

  • Build your work experience
  • Learn from experienced professionals
  • Build relationships and networks
  • Apply what you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment
  • Discover your on the job potential
  • Gain knowledge and experience in preparation for future opportunities​

Placement options

Areas of placement change each year, but may include -

  • Horticulture
  • Electrical
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanics
  • Sign writing/Painting
  • Finance
  • Town planning
  • Engineering
  • Records Management
  • Administration
  • Waste Management
  • Customer Service
  • Media/​Communications
  • Community Development
  • Recreation