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Wollongong City Council

Cadets, Apprentices and Trainees

We provide opportunities each year open to people of all ages, background and experience, to enter the workforce through a range of entry-level employment and education pathways. This includes apprenticeships, traineeships, school-based traineeships and cadetships.

Applications for our 2021 intake have now closed.

Thanks to everyone who applied - we'll be in touch soon.

About Cadet, Apprentice and Trainee roles

Watch the video below to hear about the experiences of our current cadets, apprentices and trainees.

Cadetships

  • Full time employment with time off to undertake studies
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Undergraduate studies
  • Industry experience while you complete your study
  • Usually between 4 - 7 years duration, depending on the cadetship.

Traineeships

  • Full time employment with time off to undertake studies
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Vocational qualifications at levels ranging from Certificate III to Diploma, depending on the traineeship
  • Industry experience while you complete your study
  • Usually between 1 - 4 years duration, depending on the traineeship.

Apprenticeships  

  • Full time employment with time off to undertake studies
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Vocational qualifications at levels ranging from Certificate III to Diploma, depending on the apprenticeship
  • Industry experience while you complete your study
  • Usually 4 years duration.

School-Based traineeships

  • Targeted to people in Year 10
  • Includes 100 days in the workplace between the end of year 10 and the end of your HSC
  • Mentoring and support to guide your skills development
  • Undertake a vocational qualification at level Certificate II or Certificate III that counts towards the HSC.