Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Richmond Valley Council is committed to creating our workforce and leaders of tomorrow.

We are now recruiting a new intake of school-based trainees to commence in 2021. 

Our YES (Youth Employment Strategy) program offers scholarships, traineeships and apprenticeships to our local young people. The program has been running since 2015 and to date we have had 90 local young people work with us to learn new skills and contribute to the Richmond Valley local government area story. We are very proud of our YES program and its track record of providing opportunities for our young people through professional scholarships, school-based traineeships, and full-time traineeships and apprenticeships.

Council is currently seeking students in Year 10 who are interested in paid school-based traineeships for one day per week in 2021 and 2022 in: business, civil construction, library services, and horticulture (parks and gardens). Applications close on Friday, 16 October.

To apply, please click on the below link:

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We are incredibly proud of our continued support of work experience and training programs delivered in partnership with our local schools and TAFE NSW. Many students have enjoyed a week of work experience, learning about what it is like to work before they leave school. Others have completed school based traineeships, full time traineeships, scholarships and apprenticeships with the support of expert mentoring and technical guidance.

School-Based Traineeships – Elsa Dixon

Each year Richmond Valley applies for the maximum intake of Elsa Dixon recruits. Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Grant (EDAEG) encourages businesses to offer young Aboriginal people opportunities to gain employment and experience whilst at school. We are very proud to support and mentor Elsa Dixon graduates.

This is an amazing opportunity for young people to gain a valuable qualification and experience whilst still at school, providing them with a great head start in life.

If you are interested in finding out more about these programs, or have any questions about applying, please contact Council’s People Engagement Coordinator: Sue Franey on 02 6660 0351.


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