December 15, 2021
South Burnett Regional Council is offering 11 First Start traineeships in 2022, funded by the State Government.
First Start provides wage subsidies to local councils and community-based organisations to employ extra trainees.
The program offers opportunities to young people and disadvantaged job seekers to gain nationally recognised qualifications and 12 months’ employment by undertaking a traineeship.
The traineeships will be advertised on Council’s website on the Thursday, January 1.
Applicants will be able to apply through seek.com.au by selecting the link provided on Council’s Employment page.
The traineeships will be for the following areas:
- Cert III Workplace Health & Safety – People & Culture/Safety – Kingaroy
- Cert III Business Administration – Corporate Services – Kingaroy
- Cert III Business Administration – NRM & Parks – Murgon
- Cert III Business Administration – Environment & Waste – Kingaroy
- Cert III Business Administration – Infrastructure Support – Nanango
- Cert III Business Administration – Executive Services – Kingaroy
- Cert II Horticulture x 3 – NRM & Parks – Kingaroy/Nanango/Murgon
- Cert IV Library – Library Services – Kingaroy
- Cert III Laboratory Skills – Materials Laboratory – Kingaroy
The eligibility to apply for these traineeships is as per the First Start funding requirements; participants must be:
- Queensland residents
- Aged 15 years or older and no longer attending school
- Able to meet citizen, residency and visa requirements to undertake a traineeship
Key target groups are:
- Young people (aged 15–24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care
- Long-term unemployed job seekers
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Mature-age job seekers (45 years or older)
- Migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- People with disability
- Displaced workers
- Women re-entering the workforce
- Veterans, ex-ADF personnel and their families