Twice the trainees and apprentices for MCC

Published on 29 July 2019


This Local Government Week, MidCoast Council is making a commitment to double the number of apprentices, trainees and engineering graduates placements over the coming years.

As part of this commitment, Council also plans to increase opportunities for student work placement and pre-apprenticeship recruitment initiatives to support youth, the disadvantaged and the broader community.

“The development and implementation of Council’s Employment-Based Training Strategy is really exciting for us and for prospective new employees,” said MidCoast Council’s General Manager, Adrian Panuccio.

“We are committed to attracting and retaining apprentices, trainees and engineering graduates into our organisation and we’re pleased to be able to offer such a great range of opportunities for jobseekers in the area.”

MidCoast Council is proposing to offer over 25 new apprenticeship and traineeship positions between commencing 2020. 

“Many people don’t realise the broad range of career opportunities that Local Government can offer,” Mr Panuccio said.

“We are working towards offering traditional trade apprenticeships such as electrical, plumbing, automotive, horticulture and bridge building and maintenance, in addition to traineeships in surveying, civil construction design (drafting), water operations, laboratory skills, community services (ageing and disability) and customer engagement."

MidCoast Council encourages those seeking a career in engineering to consider Local Government as an option following or even during university.   

This year Council welcomed two university graduates and two university students into their graduates program. Council graduates enter a three-year program and are rotated across multiple departments to gain a wide range of experiences.

Council will be exhibiting at the Lower North Coast Careers Expo this Friday 2 August, at Chatham High School and at the Taree Careers and Trades Day at Taree PCYC on Saturday 28 September.

Visit their display at either of these events to find out more about their Graduate Program, careers in Local Government and the proposed apprenticeship and traineeship opportunitiesfor 2020.

As positions become available in late 2019, Council will advertise through their website and other employment websites. 

Anyone interested in joining the MidCoast Ccouncil team can keep up to date with current job opportunities by subscribing to the Careers page on the council website


*caption: Ben Langdon started an Engineering Fabrication apprenticeship with MidCoast Council in 2018. He is pictured with Helen Hamilton from Council’s HR Team.