Richmond Valley Council is committed to creating our workforce and leaders of tomorrow.
Council is pleased to have our sixteen 2020 recruits selected and ready to gain experience with our wonderful staff.
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.
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.