Job Details - First Start Traineeship Program | Civil Construction and Parks & Gardens

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499533 Projects & Asset Srvcs Full time, Maximum Term, Trainee Apprentice/ Trainee, Construction/ Maintenance, Parks/ Horticulture/ Arboriculture

City of Moreton Bay are proud to be partnering with the Queensland Government in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work First Start Traineeship program.

This program aims to provide young people and disadvantaged job seekers with an opportunity to join our team for 12 months within a traineeship position where you will develop new skills and experience whilst undertaking a nationally recognised qualification and contributing to our local community through paid employment.

To be eligible for this program, you will identify as one of the below job seekers:

  • Young People (Aged 17–24 Years)
  • 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 A Disability
  • Displaced Workers
  • Women Re-Entering The Workforce
  • Veterans And Ex-Service Personnel and their families

The Details:

  • Maximum Term Full Time (12 months) 
  • Starting at $48,206 pa (includes industry and uniform allowances) + super (up to 12%) + leave loading. Please note - junior rates apply for applicants under 21 years of age - remuneration starting from $43,901 (includes industry and uniform allowances) + super.
  • Incremental increases will occur with time spent in the position or completion of agreed number of training competencies (whichever comes first) 
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level 2 of the EBA5 (pro rata)
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 76 hour fortnight | 6:00am - 3:00pm or 6:30am - 3:30pm (dependent on the team) 
  • Location: These positions will be based out of a number of our depots including Petrie, Burpengary, Deception Bay, Margate, Arana Hills or Caboolture - please note, the Deception Bay, Petrie and Burpengary based positions will be moving to a Narangba location in the coming months.

About our Traineeship Opportunities

This year we are excited to be offering traineeships across our Parks, Construction and Roads and Drains operational areas within the Asset Maintenance department of City of Moreton Bay where you have the opportunity to finish your 12-month program with qualifications in either Civil Construction or Parks and Gardens.

Your responsibilities will include undertaking the requirements of the training program you'll enroll into whilst participating a range of construction and maintenance duties as directed or horticultural and general parks tasks. Our traineeships will have you performing general labouring tasks, using and maintain plant and equipment and maintaining good working relations with team members and the public. Opportunities for our Operations Traineeship will sit within these teams:

Our Parks Team (undertaking a Certificate II in Parks and Gardens) 

We have some of Queensland’s best natural scapes, gardens and parks and we have an opportunity for you to take it all in. Our Parks team are accountable for the maintenance of our parks, gardens, reserves and open greenspaces. You'll get to work as part of a team and have variety in your work in both the location and with tasks like mowing, pruning, trimming, raking and other general garden labouring activities.  

Our Roads and Drains Team (undertaking a Certificate II in Civil Construction) 

Our Roads and Drains team undertake a range of duties on road and drainage works which may include levelling, pavement grade checking, basic concrete formwork/placement/finishing, signage and the laying of pipes and pits. Our team carry out labouring duties on civil construction-based maintenance projects within our region, contributing and maintaining the communities transport infrastructure.  

Our Construction Team (undertaking a Certificate II in Civil Construction)

Council’s Internal Construction Crews undertake a range of construction projects across the full suite of civil activities. Predominately delivering road works, stormwater drainage, bulk earthworks and traffic and transport infrastructure upgrades. Labourers within the Internal Construction Crews can obtain a skill set which would see them competent in activities including stormwater drainage installation, road pavement compaction, concrete formwork, placement and finishing as well as the ability to read complex construction drawings and use survey technology equipment such as GPS units and total stations.

About you

To be considered for one of these opportunities you will:

  • meet the eligibility criteria outlined above per the Queensland Government in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work First Start Traineeship program guidelines
  • be available for a June 2024 commencement date
  • have a genuine interest to work within and learn more about the selected program/s
  • have the physical ability to safely carry out manual labouring tasks
  • be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • hold a current drivers license (minimum C class) 
  • hold or be willing to obtain a Construction Induction Card prior to commencement
  • meet citizen, residency, and visa requirements to undertake a Traineeship.

Safety is a key priority for us as an organisation, and we will be seeking candidates who not only have the knowledge and physical ability to safely undertake the manual tasks required in this role, we want you to have a genuine desire to contribute to a positive safety culture.

We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability, and we are seeking people who resonate with these values.

Why join the team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2100 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates any previous work experience you may have. 

Applications close 11:55pm Tuesday 16th April 2024. 

Following your application submission, your application will be carefully reviewed by our team, and you will be contacted via email with an update.

Our process may include calling you on the phone or emailing you to invite you to an Assessment Centre Day. If you require any assistance with these processes, please reach out to our Careers team at to let us know. At this stage we anticipate our Assessment Centre will be held the Week Commencing 6th May 2024. 

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by City of Moreton Bay as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.

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