Council welcomes new recruits

Date published: 29 January 2020

Townsville City Council will continue to build on the success of its training programs as it welcomes its next intake of apprentices and trainees.

The Mayor, CEO and Councillors welcomed the apprentices and trainees this morning.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Council is employing 17 new recruits this month and more apprentices and trainees will start in February.

“Training has always been a focus for Council as the organisation needs workers with a broad section of traditional trades like boilermakers and electricians,” Cr Hill said.

“We also offer people a chance to learn about careers in digital media and technology or business, so these apprenticeships and traineeships are a great foundation for a successful career.

“We already employ 54 trainees and apprentices and I’m sure they will welcome the new recruits and show them the ropes.”

Cr Hill said some of the new starters will have a chance to learn from one of Council’s first apprentices.

“Vic De Guara started his career at Townsville City Council as an apprentice diesel fitter in 1974 and he was recently recognised for 45 years of service,” Cr Hill said.

“He has mentored more than 40 apprentices and he’ll have five new recruits learning from him this year.

“He’s now the fleet workshop team leader so he’s a great example to our youngest workers.”

People interested in a career at Townsville City Council can find current job vacancies at our current vacancies page.