Vacancy Details

Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Civil Construction Trainees
Traineeships - Multiple opportunities available
Salary from $728.10 per week plus superannuation
Certificate II in Civil Construction (RII20720) or Certificate III in Concreting (CPC30320)
Recruitment No. 21120

Do you enjoy a wide range of tasks and like working outdoors?  Do you like hands-on-work? Come join our team!

We are looking for trainees to join our City Works team to focus on concreting or civil construction. Traineeships are a great way to achieve your chosen qualification whilst working closely with experienced employees in an environment focused on safety, teamwork, and leadership.

In the civil construction stream, we are seeking two trainees to complete the Certificate II Civil Construction (12 months). In this role you will work closely with our crews in construction and maintenance activities such as working on roads, footpaths, car parks, drainage structures and much more. On successful completion of this traineeship there may be opportunity for a further 12 months training in truck driving operations subject to performance and operational requirements.

In the concreting steam, we are seeking a trainee to complete the Certificate III in Concreting (24 months). In this role you will work closely with our civil construction teams on everything from general construction to large-scale construction projects, which includes work on footpaths, kerb and gutter, stormwater drainage, and driveways just to name a few. You will also gain exposure and training across civil maintenance, operation of plan and machinery and much more.  

We are looking for someone who…

  • Is eligible in 2022 to enrol into the Certificate II in Civil Construction or Certificate III Concreting
  • Has appropriate language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills to manage the educational and professional requirements of the traineeship
  • Has a genuine interest in the construction and/or concreting field
  • Will seek and accept constructive advice from mentors and more experienced colleagues
  • Has a positive attitude to achieve strong results
  • Is self-motivated and reliable
  • Has the ability to work in a team
  •  Is able to perform physically demanding and repetitive manual tasks
  • Has an understanding of Work Health and Safety principles

If this sounds like YOU, we encourage you to apply!

For this role you are required to upload a current resume and complete a Selection Criteria Questionnaire which can be found HERE

For more information including HOW TO APPLY please refer to the information pack below.  

Further questions? Please contact Learning and Capability Team on (02) 4227 8248.

Questions regarding submitting your application online please contact our Recruitment Team on 4227 7065.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday 4 October 2021

We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with public health orders eg potentially online interviews.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.