Trainees and Apprentices

Providing opportunities to kick start careers in our region is a key pillar of Western Downs Regional Council’s Career Development Program, which will equip 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.

Do you consider yourself to be enthusiastic, motivated and eager to learn? We’re looking for driven, friendly, passionate and confident individuals, with a can-do attitude to join our team!

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 with a diverse organisation
  • Coaching and assistance to complete course work
  • Attend a Council meeting
  • Online and face to face training with a registered training provider
  • Supportive work environment
  • Experienced supervisors
  • Mentoring partnership
  • Up to 4 internal department rotations, information sessions and tours of Council facilities to better understand our business
  • Up to 8 weeks work experience with another organisation


  • 9 day fortnight or 19 day month
  • Salary Sacrifice options


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.

There has never been a better time to take on an apprentice or trainee by investing time in developing the skills of our future generations and building stronger relationships with Council.

To participate complete the Expression of Interest form and return to