Trainees and Apprentices

Kickstart Your Career with Western Downs Regional Council

A traineeship or apprenticeship with Western Downs Regional Council is the perfect way to Kickstart your Career, but don’t take our word for it! Hear from some of our local apprentices and trainees about their experiences working with Council.


Council is commited to providing local opportunities to kickstart careers in our region as part of its Early Career Program, equipping our region’s future generations with job-ready skills and qualifications.

WDRC provides a number of new traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities across the region throughout the  year with vacancies advertised on Council’s website and Facebook page.

We are looking for driven, friendly, passionate and confident individuals, with a can-do attitude to join our team as a Trainee or Apprentice. You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience across a variety of areas, while being fully supported throughout your study.

View current vacancies here

What To Expect From A Council Traineeship



  • Paid fixed term employment for the duration of your course (Apprentice & Trainee wages apply)
  • Nationally-recognised qualification
  • Hands-on experience within a diverse organisation
  • Online and face-to-face training with a registered training provider
  • Experienced supervisors to coach, mentor and assist you to be successful
  • Supportive work environment
  • Up to 3 internal department rotations (Business Trainees only), information sessions and tours of Council facilities to better understand our business
  • Industry work experience with a private business located in your community


    WDRC Apprentice and Trainee Industry Initiative

    Council is committed to ensure our local apprentices and trainees are provided with the best start in their career.  The Apprentice and Trainee Industry Initiative provides local businesses the opportunity to place an apprentice or trainee in their business for a period of up to 8 weeks to gain additional skills and insights into career pathways. During the placement period, Council will continue to pay wages and cover public liability of the apprentice or trainee.