Employment, Traineeship and Career News

There a still a lot of job opportunities coming in for School Leavers.  Please come in and see me if you need assistance with your application.  There are also a lot of Christmas Casual jobs being advertised.


Vocational Education and SATS

Any Students wishing to enrol into a VET/TAFE course next year need to come and see Mrs Copping to collect an enrolment form.   


City Beach - Rockhampton  

Job Number: 495767

Job Title: School Based Trainee – Rockhampton

To apply, students will need to go to and search for this position by location or job number.

Applicants must:

  • currently be in year 10
  • be able to work one school day a week for the duration of the traineeship
  • be committed to completing the training requirements of the traineeship
  • have the confidence to provide outstanding customer service and;
  • be energetic, outgoing and enjoy working as part of a team

Click here for more information.


Certificate ll in Retail, Kmart - Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Mackay: Kmart, who have been a strong supporter of our Warumilang program, have just provided us with a large number of employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students spread throughout Queensland and Northern NSW. These school based traineeship roles are for current Year 10 students.  See Mrs Copping for more information about the positions.

Some of the stores want to get the students started as soon as possible over the next couple of months whilst other stores will interview and appoint their trainees before the end of Year 10 and the trainees will officially start in the New Year.

We are looking for young people who are motivated, reliable, would enjoy a customer service role and learning the operations of a big business which may lead to employment after their schooling finishes. The trainees will undertake a nationally recognised Certificate II or III Retail qualification as part of their senior studies. Some stores will start their trainees before Christmas but the majority will start in the New Year. Our Warumilang Mentors, Malita Sagaukaz and Jaala Ozies will play a key role in coordinating, monitoring and mentoring the successful applicants, along with our Field Officer, Toni MeyerGleaves. For more information or to apply, please contact Larissa Slater on the details below. Applications are to be emailed to Larissa and include cover letter, resume and most recent school report. Applications close on Friday, 27 October at 5:00pm. Larissa Slater Administration Officer (07) 3217 3500.

Applications close on Friday, 27 October 2017.


Employment Opportunities

JM KELLY GROUP - Apprenticeship Intake 2018: Applications for the 2018 Apprenticeship Program are now open.

The J M Kelly Group is a Rockhampton based construction group which includes a number of business units working within building, manufacturing and supply operations across Queensland currently employing almost 400 local employees including in excess of 70 apprentices. Our apprenticeship program will develop your skills in an on-the-job environment surrounded by a team of experienced tradesman, while working towards a nationally recognised qualification. An apprenticeship with J M Kelly Group will set you on the path to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

If you are a safety focused, highly motivated school leaver or current student, a fantastic opportunity exists for you if you are wishing to acquire a trade qualification.

Apprenticeships, including school-based apprenticeships to commence in January 2018 include the following disciplines:

  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Sheet Metal
  • Glazier
  • Joiner
  • Cabinet Maker

Applicants will ideally have a Queensland Certificate of Education, a focus on workplace safety, strong communication skills and the ability to work at different job site locations including some remote from Rockhampton Applications should be emailed to  and include a letter of application, a resume (including 2 referees) and copies of School reports for the last 2 years. Please note, each application should be for one position/trade only. If you wish to apply for more than one position/trade, please send an email for each application. General applications or one application for multiple trades will not be accepted. Please ensure you write the trade in the subject area of your email.

Applications close: 27 October 2017.


Cummins Australia Apprenticeships 

  • Heavy Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeship, Cairns
  • Heavy Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeship, Emerald
  • Heavy Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeship, Mackay
  • (AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology)

“This is your opportunity to join a world class organisation”

Do you have a passion for Heavy Commercial Vehicles and advanced Diesel Engine Technology?

As a Cummins apprentice you will work alongside our expert technicians, learn through on the job experience whilst working towards a nationally recognised trade qualification. At Cummins, everything we do is underpinned by our commitment to safety and collaboration.

Cummins are looking for applicants with the following preferred attributes

  • Enthusiastic and ambitious individuals
  • A positive attitude and eager to learn
  • Completed or currently enrolled in Year 12 preferable or
  • Completion or near completion of a pre-apprenticeship or relevant vocational training
  • Good level of language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • Part time or full time work experience in any field of work would be desirable
  • Right to work in Australia

All applicants are requested to submit resume and cover letter detailing your interest and motivation for applying. Shortlisted candidates will need to go through a multistep selection process which may include work experience at a Cummins branch.

All Apprenticeships will have a commencement date of 29 January 2018.

Cummins is a recognised segment leader in the On & Off-Highway, Mining, Power Generation, Rail and Marine market segments. We are a value based organisation who place the highest priority on customers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which we operate. Learn more about us at at

Cummins are dedicated to diversifying our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians and women to apply for our apprenticeship programs.

For more information or a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please call Natalie Singue on 61 2 9616 5319.


Jay Jays - Stockland Rockhampton: We currently have an exciting role at our Rocky Fair for our next Casual Sales Assistant who is ready to ROCK the first impressions that make customers want to come back again and again. The key to your success lies in a personal interest of on-trend and popular fashion trends that meet customer needs, creating connections that maximise sales, representing the brand with flair and style, and supporting the management team with stock organisation and visual merchandising.


  • Represent Jay Jays by providing customer service with honesty and integrity
  • Delivering on sales targets
  • Assist with stock management and setting up visual merchandising
  • Minimise stock loss following loss prevention processes
  • Attend store meetings and in-store training


Sandwhich Artist - Subway, Rockhampton: Positions are available to join our energetic team in Rockhampton. Ideal candidates will be friendly, motivated and responsible team players who genuinely enjoy working with people. Successful applicants will be providing exceptional customer service, making picture perfect sandwiches, doing food preparation and general cleaning duties. Own transport is preferred, but public transport is available. Submit your application here or email


Cec Funch Refrigeration & Air Conditioning: We wish to advise that we are looking to employ an Apprentice Refrigeration Mechanic by the end of 2017. This job is open to any students currently completing Year 12 in 2017 or any recent past graduates.

The apprenticeship is four years and the qualification is Certificate III – Mechanical Trade in Engineering (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning). This course is currently offered through the CQU at their Canning Street campus.

Cec Funch Refrigeration & Air Conditioning has been training apprentices in Rockhampton for more than 30 years and they are highly regarded in the industry. The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong worth ethic; will not be afraid of hot or dirty work.
  • A mechanical aptitude with some experience in working with tools highly desirable.
  • Completed Year 12 with preferably with a pass in both maths and science.
  • An ability or interest in solving problems.
  • A manual driver’s licence.
  • No fear of heights or ladders.
  • An acceptance that summer is our busiest period.
  • A Generic Construction Industry Induction is preferable but not essential.
  • A willingness to undertake a minimum of 2-3 days’ work experience.


This is one of the hardest trades from both a theoretical perspective as well as practically. Our company can provide one of the broadest ranges of work experience in CQ and our work emphasis is on breakdown repair. Our apprenticeship is for someone who wants to be challenged rather than just putting in split systems day in and day out.

We ask applicants that they contact us in person preferably to discuss the job, our company or to arrange work experience.


Kas Woch Real Estate - Position Vacant - Office Adminisation/Receptionisht with a Career Path in Real Estate.

We advise that we have a position available in our Real Estate Office for a Receptionist/Office Administration with a commencement date at the end of the school year.  

This position involves receipting of rentals, typing and other office duties and provides above award wages, job security and professional support in a friendly team environment.  A traineeship in Certificate 1V in Property (Real Estate) is available.  During the Traineeship normal clerical award wages as above apply. This position provides a career path in the vibrant Real Estate industry with promotion to Property Management.

The person we are looking for will need to be outgoing with the ability to interact with the public, have good computer skills with presentation and grooming being very important.

We would be please to receive resumes in this regard to or delivered to our office at the corner of Archer & Denison Streets, Rockhampton.


Christmas Casuals


Build A Bear Workshop : Build A Bear Workshop will be opening a permanent Concessional Kiosk Store at Stocklands Rockhampton in November this year and we are recruiting NOW.   Previous experience is not necessary, just a positive attitude, confidence and reliability with a good work ethic.  Anyone With  A Bubbly Fun outlook would be ideal for these positions. Staff would need to either live close to the Centre or have quick access to reliable transport/able to get to work each shift on time.

Build A Bear  Workshop is a children's store, where we make Teddy bears for guests and give a wonderful magical experience to all .    

If you feel you are suitable for this role, please email through a resume ASAP so phone interviews can be arranged in the coming days. - specifically addressing for Rockhampton Positions in the subject line


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)