Mandurah: Indigenous Training Program broadens scope of employment

City of Mandurah apprentices and, trainees and cadets
City of Mandurah apprentices and, trainees and cadets

THE City of Mandurah has broadened its employment development program this year to help build capacity and employment opportunities.

The City’s extensive trainee and apprenticeship program has grown and now consists of 21 developmental positions with three cadets, 11 apprentices and seven trainee positions in place, including four trainee positions set aside for indigenous recruitment.

The 2015-2017 Indigenous Traineeship Program comprises traineeship positions across the organisation.

The program delivered great outcomes including three trainees graduating with either Certificate 111 or Certificate 1V in their relevant fields.

Following completion of the program, three trainees are still working at the City either on a temporary contract or casual basis.

The latest Indiginous Training Program (2017-19) is made up of five traineeship positions in the youth development, city parks, recreation centres, community development and services areas.

The trainees are undertaking either Certificate 111 or 1V in various qualifications related to their field.

This year, the indigenous trainees are again supported by a mentor program provided by an external agency that contributed to the previous program’s success.

Chief executive Mark Newman said the City was one of the region’s biggest employers.

“The City employs 632 staff many of them part time and casual in many varied fields from all corners of Mandurah and surrounding areas,’’ he said.

More information about employment opportunities, apprenticeships and traineeships at www.mandurah.wa.gov.au

Recruitment for apprentices and trainees starts in October.