Council welcomes largest graduate intake plus apprentices and trainees

Date published: 31 January 2022

Townsville City Council has today welcomed one of its largest-ever intake of 12 graduates as well as 23 first-year apprentices and trainees.

The new starters will be working and learning across a wide variety of disciplines, including conservation and ecosystem management, supply chain logistics, engineering and cyber security.

Mayor Jenny Hill said the new starters were a valuable addition to Council’s diverse workforce.

“Council is continuing to invest in the region’s future by recruiting these apprentices, trainees and graduates to be part of our team,” Cr Hill said.

“These new recruits from varied backgrounds will bring our organisation’s total number of entry level program participants to more than 80.

“Council continues to support graduates, apprentices and trainees by providing employment and training opportunities to develop the skills and experience required to grow our city.”

Cr Hill said she was proud of the Council’s team of 1,600-plus people that would welcome, train and mentor Council’s new recruits.

“Our apprentices, trainees and graduates will be working in business, arboriculture, parks and gardens, mechanical trade engineering, laboratories, water industry operations, chemical engineering, spatial services, cyber security and environmental health,” she said.

“The team at Council is looking forward to seeing our new recruits succeed in their educational, training and work endeavours and in helping us grow Townsville.”

Four of Townsville City Council’s newest employees at their induction
Caption: Four of Townsville City Council’s newest employees at their induction