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Wollongong City Council

Cadets, Apprentices and Trainees

Applications for our 2022 intake of Cadets, Apprentices and Trainees have now closed.

To see other opportunities currently available at Wollongong City Council, please visit our Positions Vacant page.

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.