27 young people start work at Council

Date published: 2 February 2021

Townsville City Council is continuing to invest in the region’s future by welcoming 27 young people to its ranks as entry-level and continuing apprentices, trainees and graduate engineers.

Mayor Jenny Hill said the group would be working and learning across a wide range of disciplines including business, engineering, supply chain operations, library and information services, laboratory skills and conservation and land management.

“Council’s apprentice and traineeship program is an investment in the future of our city and region,” Cr Hill said.

“Welcoming this cohort will bring the total number of apprentices and trainees working across our organisation to 90.

“By taking on apprentices, trainees and graduates, Council is ensuring these young people can develop the skills, knowledge and on-the-job experience they need in their chosen area.

“Once they complete their training, they will be ready for full-time jobs either with Council, other employers or perhaps even starting their own business.”

Cr Hill said she was particularly pleased to see nine women among the group, including Abi Winter who recently completed a fitting and turning apprenticeship and will now complete a Certificate IV in Engineering.

“Abi was an exceptional apprentice who was awarded the Townsville TAFE Excellence engineering apprentice of the year award late last year,” Cr Hill said.

“We also have female apprentices in conservation and land management, parks and gardens.

“I am proud to welcome all of our new apprentices, trainees and graduate engineers to Council and wish them all the very best for their training.”