Cadetships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Cadetships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

2023 YES Program

We are taking expressions of interest for our 2023 Youth Employment Strategy (YES) Program.

Council has a variety of opportunities available including apprenticeships, traineeships, school-based traineeships and cadetships.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Expressions of interest close 11.30pm, Sunday 16 October 2022.

Richmond Valley Jobs Fair and Career Expo 2022

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

Each year Council recruits a new intake of school-based trainees to be part of our YES (Youth Employment Strategy) program.

The YES program offers cadetships, traineeships and apprenticeships to our local young people. The program has been running since 2015 and to date we have had 100 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 cadetships, school-based traineeships, and full-time traineeships and apprenticeships.

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.

To find out more about YES, check out this video on YouTube

Expressions of interest – apprentices, traineeships and cadetships

Take this opportunity to kick start your career and earn while you learn! You will be given the opportunity to learn new skills, gain a nationally-recognised qualification and be mentored by long-standing Council employees serving the local community.

We are also interested to know who is going to university or another learning institution, and what will you be studying. After your first year of university we may be able to offer a cadetship or similar. Register your interest with us by following the below link.

We are incredibly proud of our continued support of work experience and training programs, delivered in partnership with our local schools and North Coast TAFE.

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.

We have had more than 100 school-based trainees, trainees, apprentices and scholars through our Youth Employment Strategy program and have recently had one of our own win the North Coast Trainee of the Year! As part of YES we are eager to welcome applications in the near future.

👉 To apply for a cadetship, follow this link

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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