Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

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

Our YES (Youth Employment Strategy) program offers scholarships, traineeships and apprenticeships to our local young people. The program has been running since 2015 and we have had over 70 local young people work with us to learn new skills and contribute to the Richmond Valley LG story. We are very proud of our YES program and continue to offer opportunities for our young people through:

  • Professional scholarships
  • School-based traineeships
  • Full traineeships and apprenticeships

Every year, Council seeks students entering Years 10, 11 and 12 who are interested in: customer service; civil construction; planning and development; assets; finance; information technology; communications and event planning; parks and gardens; landfill; saleyards; and water and sewer.

Our most recent Careers Expo was held on Wednesday 28 August, 2019, at the Casino Civic Hall.

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 – Civil Construction

Council has successfully applied for funding under the Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Grant (EDAEG) to subsidise the creation of five school based traineeships for Aboriginal students.

We are seeking applications from current Year 10 students interested in completing a school based traineeship in civil construction whilst completing Year 11 & 12.

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.

What will you learn? 

Concreting – Footpaths, Kerb and Gutter, Driveway Crossings, Stormwater Pits
Roadworks – Heavy Patching, Road Widening, Full Road Reconstruction
Drainage – Repairing roadside drains, Trenching, Laying Pipes
Signage Installation and Road Surface Painted Markings
Plant Operation – Rollers, Skid Steer Loaders, Small Trucks

Interested students should go to:

Expression of Interest – Civil Construction Traineeship Click here to apply

Applications will close on 11.30pm on 10 November 2019

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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