Employment, Traineeship and Work Experience News

Welcome back to Term 4.  Enrolments are now open for any students looking at undertaking a VET Certificate Course in 2020.  Please come in and see Mrs Copping to collect an enrolment form.

There are also still a large number of Apprenticeship positions and jobs for school leavers being advertised.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

City Beach - Rockhampton: We are excited to announce that we have a new School Based Traineeship opportunity available for current year 10 or Year 11 students at City Beach - please see job details below:

Job Number: 499923

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 or 11
  • 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.

If this is something you are interested in, please contact Mrs Copping.


School Based Traineeship, Certificate ll in Warehousing Operations, Reece Plumbing - Gladstone and Rockhampton

Key responsibilities include:

  • Embracing the Reece values, policies, and procedures
  • Customer Service
  • Completing all requirements of the certificate
  • Processing sales
  • Stock Management
  • Answering the phone to take messages and orders
  • Communicating with customers and staff
  • Building product knowledge
  • Providing follow up to customers
  • Contributing to maintaining the branch at a high standard.

About You:

If you have the following attributes, we would like to hear from you:

  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Enthusiasm and a great attitude
  • Willingness to give new things a go
  • Team player
  • Willingness to maintain a neat and tidy workplace
  • Well presented

Students will be required to work the equivalent of one and a half days per week. Must have Saturday Availability. Additional hours during school holidays are available and recommended to assist in your progress.

Take the Plunge and apply now! This is your chance to join a great company that offers excellent conditions and comprehensive on the job training.


Casual Employment Opportunities


Zarraffas Coffee, North Rockhampton

Candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • Confident and well spoken
  • Outgoing and not afraid of hard work and good fun
  • Impeccable presentation and personal hygiene
  • Thrive on working in a fast paced, team environment
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Self - motivated

Zarraffa's Coffee aims to create a culture that is inviting to our customers; promoting a fun environment and sharing a smile is important.


Christmas Casuals, City Beach, Rockhampton 


Fulltime Employment Opportunities

Tops Elite in Kawana.  I would like to advise we have a future vacancy for an apprentice stonemason at Tops Elite in Kawana.

The student can apply to

We will be running interviews choosing from resumes submitted (please note school results will be a requirement- we understand the school leavers final results will not out, we require Year 9/10 or 11/12 results, depending on the age of the applicant.

We would be interested in offering work experience to the interested student for a block period only (not 1 day a week), for a minimum of 3 and 5 days as this really gives them and us a good indication if they like the position and are suitable.  


AFP Directions Program: The Australian Federal Police (AFP) are currently recruiting for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway – The Directions Program.

The Directions Program is a full-time employment and development program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program is an integral part of ensuring the AFP workforce reflects the Australian public we serve. As part of the program participants will complete a number of formal work rotations, providing exposure to the wide variety of work at the AFP. Participants will also attain a nationally recognised qualification, supporting them to excel in their new AFP career.

Positions are primarily Canberra based and often requires participants to relocate. Moving away from family, friends and community can be challenging and a range of support is available from the Directions Program team, The Malunggang Indigenous Officers Network, Mentors and Buddies.

Participants are eligible to apply for the program if they are:

  • 18 years or older at the commencement of the program, and
  • Can confirm through the provision of relevant documentation they are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Successful applicants will be motivated team players seeking to commence in a professional role with the AFP. Ideal applicants will: 

  • have effective communication skills
  • be able to think outside the ‘box’
  • have experience using basic IT, and
  • show a demonstrated willingness to learn 

No formal work experience or pre requisite qualifications are required to apply.

If you know of someone who might be interested in this opportunity, please refer them to the Directions Program  web page, have a look at some of our current and past participants journey’s or encourage them to contact the team via Additionally, please forward this email to any of your networks who you think may value from knowing about our Program.

Applications close at midnight on 13 October 2019.   


Elders Stock and Station Trainee Program - various locations across Australia: The Elders Trainee Program has been specifically designed to provide hands-on training to the next generation of stock and station agents in the livestock and wool industry.

Over the course of 18-months, we provide the tools and training to ensure our trainees can launch their careers at Elders through diverse experiences, mentoring, and opportunities to network with industry leaders at face-to-face workshops. Upon completion, trainees have a broad understanding of Elders, the agency and the agricultural industry with the opportunity to apply for permanent roles.

We’re looking for motivated people who are seeking to learn, be challenged and are passionate about a career in agriculture.

When you join our team, you will be working for an industry leading agribusiness backed by over 180 years of experience. Successful candidates will need to be flexible and willing to relocate throughout the Elders national network.

Applications for the next intake of the Elders Trainee program are now open and will close on 21 October 2019 for commencement in February 2020.


SANTOS 2020 Apprenticeship Intake, Roma 

  • Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical (4 years)
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology and Instrumentation Control (5 years)

Demonstrated interest in your chosen trade through work experience, hobbies or interests

  • Keen interest and a desire to be hands on in your chosen field
  • Completion of secondary schooling to a Year 11 level (minimum) or completion of relevant pre-vocational qualifications
  • A high commitment to safety, quality and attention to detail and procedures
  • Motivation to achieve personal work goals and objectives
  • A strong desire to learn and develop a range of new skills associated with your chosen trade
  • A team player with a willingness to actively contribute to achieving results
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain a drivers licence, prior to completing your apprenticeship
  • Willing to undertake medical and criminal history checks


MIGAS BHP Apprenticeships, Coppabella  

  • Auto Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Diesel Fitter Apprenticeship
  • Tyre Fitting Apprenticeship


MIGAS South Walker Creek Mine Apprenticeships, NEBO 

  • Tyre Fitting Apprenticeship
  • Electrical Apprenticeship


MRAEL have the following NEW positions:

  • Apprentice Auto Electrician, Mackay Job ID 3646
  • Apprentice Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Mackay JOB ID 3647
  • Business Trainee, Rockhampton JOB ID 3643
  • Apprentice Carpenter, Rockhampton Job ID 3640
  • Apprentice Motorcycle Mechanic, Rockhampton Job ID 3631
  • Childcare Traineeship, Rockhampton JOB ID 3595
  • Childcare Traineeship, Yeppoon JOB ID 3595
  • Early Childhood Apprenticeship, Yeppoon JOB ID 3596


Kestrel Mine Apprenticeship Intake 2020, MRAEL 

We are now recruiting for the following positions to commence in 2020.

  • Apprentice Diesel Fitter (JOB ID 3627)
  • 1st or 2nd Year Apprentice Electrician (JOB ID 3625)

MRAEL along with Kestrel Coal Resources is offering you the chance of a great future, challenging career and the rewards that you deserve.  We will provide access to genuine opportunities to contribute your knowledge and realise your potential, while working in a team committed to your training and development.

Kestrel Coal Resources Kestrel mine is located 40km north east of Emerald in Central Queensland and is an underground operation, supplying world markets with coking and thermal coal.

If you embrace change, safety, strong leadership and sustainable performance and want to do things that matter, Kestrel Coal is the place to be.  Take control of your life, shape your future, starting today!

Local residents are encouraged to apply!

(Please note there is NO Accommodation provided).

Why be an MRAEL apprentice?

As an MRAEL apprentice you will be appointed a Field Officer who will guide you through your trade, making sure every aspect of your training experience is rewarding and professional. The Field Officer provides you with consistent mentoring, support and performance management throughout your apprenticeship while ensuring you progress through your training and will coordinate block bookings when necessary. The Field Officer will have regular meetings to discuss your progression and any challenges you may have.


These will be Full Time, fixed term apprenticeships.

What we are looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated candidates who have the hunger and drive to grow and thrive on the challenges our employment provides, giving you the opportunity to learn and grow in your profession. Equally important is a passion for your discipline and an affinity with our company culture and values, accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity. You will also demonstrate our values every day, in everything you do. Ideally you will be a positive, enthusiastic self-starter, with a strong team work and safety focus.

Please ensure all parts of the application process are completed including the required testing.


Please head to our website and view the above mentioned JOB ID Numbers.


Apprentice Carpenter, Onsite Tradies

We are offering a full time Carpenter Apprenticeship.

We are seeking an eager enthusiastic person to join our team with an immediate start.A great opportunity to work alongside other Carpenters. We specialise in all aspects of carpentry.


  • Car Licence
  • Basic Hand Tool Experience
  • Well Presented, Punctual & Eager to Learn
  • Positive Attitude

Email Resume to:


Apprentice Electrician, The COMNLEK Group, Mackay: The COMLEK Group has emerged as a leading provider of electrical, instrumentation and controls services and products to numerous industries.  We have multiple divisions that focus on specialised areas while ensuring complete solutions for small and large scale projects.  This includes Engineering, Electrical Contracting, Mechanical Contracting, Switchboard Manufacture, Training and Audits/Certification.  We are Australian owned and have offices located at Mackay, Brisbane and at several overseas locations.

Position Details

We are seeking motivated individuals to complete their Electrical Apprentice with our Mackay Team, Apprenticeship - Commencing January 2020.

  • Completed Year 12.
  • A willingness to learn and initiative in their work.
  • A current manual driver's licence.
  • A genuine interest in the Electrical field.
  • Good manual and technical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions from supervisors
  • Good listening and communication skills.

This apprenticeship will allow you to gain a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

Please apply through Seek and attach the below:

  • Current Resume.
  • School Results.
  • Cover Letter, detailing why you want to obtain an Electrical Apprenticeship.


Apprenticeships, JBS, Rockhampton 

  • Mechanical Apprentice
  • Electrical Apprentice

An exciting opportunity currently exists at our Rockhampton Processing Plant within our Maintenance Department. We are offering a Mechanical Fitter apprenticeship to an aspiring individual who has a passion to learn a hands on trade in the maintenance area.

We are seeking a passionate and energetic individual who is committed to providing an effective professional service.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic, exciting organisation and enjoy the benefits and satisfaction in contributing to the continued growth and success of our business.


  • Adherence to safe work practices and procedures
  • Working with and under the supervision of tradespeople and other engineering staff
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions
  • Attendance to TAFE facility as required


  • Genuine and demonstrated interest in trade
  • Previous work experience advantageous
  • Minimum completion of junior high certificate (grade 10)
  • Exceptional reliability, punctuality and attendance
  • Good Presentation & Communication Skills (Verbal/Written)
  • Current Drivers Licence & Personal Transportation
  • Ability to work on a shift roster
  • Able to demonstrate integrity and a professional work attitude
  • Highly developed time management and multi-tasking skills with strong attention to detail

Applications (including a covering letter and resume) can be forwarded to:

JBS AUSTRALIA - Rockhampton - Emily Janes


Or Apply Online

Applications Close: Sunday 13 October 2019


Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Apprenticeship, Migas, Rockhampton 

The Apprenticeship

Are you a good problem solver, have a natural talent for maths and enjoy working with your hands? Are you wanting something with variety and have always been drawn to working with plumbing, metal and electrical but can’t decide which is for you? An Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration apprentice could be the challenge and variety you’re looking for!

Undertaking this four-year apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to become a qualified Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and earn your Cert III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration.  

You will develop the skills to install, service, maintain and repair air-conditioning and refrigeration systems commercial, industrial and domestic environment.

This position is located in Rockhampton and you will be hosted with a brilliant company that prides itself on its local focus and expertise within the Rockhampton region.  

The Best Bits

  • No HECs Debt – in fact, most apprenticeships are fully funded by the Government. So you will leave your 4 years with a qualification, no debt and ready to earn the big bucks in an industry that is eager for more qualified tradespeople to join their ranks
  • We will actually pay you to learn! How many of your Uni mates get paid to study?
  • Potential to be selected for one of MIGAS’s annual MiScholarship funding, a combination of a cash prize and additional financial support
  • Your own personal MIGAS mentor who will guide you through your apprenticeship
  • Free uniforms and PPE when you start with MIGAS
  • We are a culturally diverse employer and actively advocate for local Indigenous Australians and women in trades

Who Should Apply

A team player with excellent communication skills, good customer service and an organised approach to work.

Ambitious and positive individuals with a good attitude and a genuine passion for the industry who can show their initiative to get tasks done independently.

Must haves:  

  • Driver’s license

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Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)

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