Employment, Traineeship and Work Experience News

There are still a number of students who need to lodge their enrolment forms for 2020.  Please make sure you attend to this as some courses are very popular and have limited places.  Students who get their enrolments in promptly are generally assured of a position.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

KFC Rockhampton South School-based traineeship (Cert III Hospitality): KFC are currently advertising for students wishing to complete a school-based traineeship (Certificate III Hospitality).  If you are interested in applying come in and see Mrs Copping.


Casual Employment Opportunities

Casual Hospitality - Rockybowl and Leisure: We are looking for people with a strong work ethic who can handle job specific time management and multi-task while greeting our customers with a smile.

Previous food experience preferred but not required

Both Senior and Junior positions are available.

Immediate start available for accepted applicants to begin training, Night and weekend work included with approximate 20 hours per week.

Rocky Bowl and Leisure is the longest running family owned entertainment centre in Rockhampton. The centre has been constantly upgraded with new attractions.

If you want to join a great team  with lots of different areas to work in send a current resume with included cover letter detailing your availability to  with subject line POSITION VACANT 

If you are selected for round two interviews you will be contacted via reply email / or phone call.


Casual Meat Assistant/ Meat Packer - Drakes Supermarkets Rockhampton

If you ..........

  • Love helping customers
  • Have the motivation to be successful
  • Enjoy fast paced challenging work
  • Are happy to be flexible
  • Are looking for a dynamic career in retail ...

Drakes Supermarkets is the company for you. A family owned and operated private company, we are Australia's largest independently-owned supermarket chain. Due to our unprecedented growth, we can provide either an excellent career opportunity or hours of work to fit in with your lifestyle.

Working as a part of an enthusiastic team, in a highly competitive supermarket environment, applicants will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm
  • Show commitment to good staff and customer relations
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be reliable and self-motivated
  • Be able to work as part of a small and dedicated team
  • Have high standards of personal hygiene and appearance
  • Show commitment to work health and safety standards


Crew Member - Hungry Jacks, Rockhampton 


  • Provide high levels of customer service
  • Prepare & cook food
  • Adhere to safety & hygiene standards
  • Clean equipment, fittings & restaurant areas
  • Handling money & balancing
  • Work as a team unit to maintain customer flow

Skills & experience

  • Be courteous & customer focused
  • Ability to work quickly with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow procedures


Baristas - Zarraffa's Coffee,  Rockhampton North: Zarraffa's Coffee Rockhampton North currently have positions available for a Baristas to join their enthusiastic team.

Zarraffa's Coffee focuses on training employees and providing the necessary tools to effectively carry out their roles. Zarraffa's Coffee employees are encouraged to carry out their duties with diligence and enthusiasm and to ensure that we deliver on our promise to serve an individually perfect cup of coffee - every time.

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.
Barista responsibilities will include:

  • Customer Service
  • Cashing Orders
  • Making Coffee

The positions are casual offering 20+  hours per week. A seven day flexibility is required, including weekends, early morning opens and late-night closes.
Previous Barista experience is preferred.

If you feel you meet ALL of the above criteria, have the desire to succeed and enjoy a challenging and rewarding career, please forward your resume with cover letter by email through the link.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Casual Retail Assistant - Spendless Shoes, Yeppoon: Your primary role is to ensure your stores’ sales opportunities are maximised. This is achieved by creating a warm, friendly place to shop and always exceeding your customers’ service expectations. You must ‘WOW’ every customer and make his or her visit to Spendless Shoes an experience to remember.


Team Members - Nando’s, Rockhampton: Nando's Rockhampton is the hub of great food and a great time. Be part of this great team where we have customers including shoppers, locals and families - we need your amazing customer skills to wow them all.

About you:

  • You’ll have proven hands-on experience in a restaurant or hospitality environment
  • You’ll have lots of great customer service skills
  • You’ll bring a positive attitude, enthusiastic personality and winning smile
  • Immaculate personal grooming and presentation
  • Knowledge of food handling and OH&S procedures
  • You’ll be hungry to learn and develop and ready to grow as fast as Nando’s does!
  • Thursday night, Friday night and weekend availability is a must.



Fulltime Employment Opportunities

Aircraft Mechanical Apprenticeship: Rose Aircraft Engineers are looking for an apprentice to commence in 2020.  You must have a genuine interest in aviation.  If you are interested please contact Mrs Copping.


Roofing Plumbing Apprenticeship for Year 12 School Leaver: A Roofing Plumbing Apprenticeship is 4 years long. A description of the job is ....general plumbing maintenance,  underground drainage and potable water installations and fitting plumbing fixtures. It also involves doing metal roofing, fascias and gutters, roof battens and re roofs. It is not an easy job and work hours are long. The majority of work is in Rockhampton. You need to be a hard worker who is able to work in a group environment. Drivers license is not essential but preferable. Maths is a subject that is important.  If you are interested please contact Chris Pegg


MRAEL are advertising for the following positions

  • Business Trainee, Mackay JOB ID 3726
  • Business Trainee, Mackay  JOB ID 3725
  • Apprentice Glass and Glazier, Padget  JOB ID 3723
  • Apprentice Carpenter, Gladstone  JOB ID 3719
  • Apprentice Plumber, Gladstone  JOB ID 3720


MIGAS 2020 Apprenticeship and Traineeship Intake, Middlemount  

  • Electrical Apprenticeship JOB ID 5241
  • Electrical Apprenticeship JOB ID 5228
  • Warehousing Apprenticeship JOB ID 5231
  • Mechanical Fitting Apprenticeship JOB ID 5229
  • Workplace Health and Safety Traineeship  JOB ID 5232
  • Business Admin Traineeship  JOB ID 5230
  • Fitting and Turning Apprenticeship JOB ID 5240

You can read more about each position and apply online via this link.  


Junior Legal Officer- Swanwick Murray Roche



Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate: Position is for General Reception and administration 

Some of the duties  are as follows :

  • Receipt Rent via eftpos and balance eftpos at end of day
  • Word processing and general team support for Property Managers and the Team 
  •  Answer phones within 3 rings, transfer calls and take messages including distribution in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Handle rental enquiries via telephone and email if applicable
  • Ensure accurate filing of all documents  electronically
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in reception area, external doors and window displays including spot cleaning throughout the day
  • Ensure office is opened promptly
  • Ensure office is securely closed
  • Process and collect mail daily
  • Greet Clients, Tenants and tradespeople and direct to meeting areas as required

Looking for someone that with the following  :

  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong customer service focus and skills
  • Positive attitude

Hours will be  full time : 8.24am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. For more information please contact Bernie Dodson


Bressington & Partners Rockhampton

79 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton Ph: 49277344.

Are seeking applications for the position of a CONVEYANCE CLERK/ASSISTANT

Hours are MONDAY - FRIDAY 8.30AM - 5PM

Duties would include:

  • Entering contacts in computer
  • Searches electronically
  • Letters to clients and real estate and solicitors
  • Handling settlements eg cheques

For further information please contact Mr James Harney on 49277344 or email:


Power Station Attendants, Remote QLD Communities: In the coming months and into early 2020 we’ll be looking to fill casual positions in the following communities: Aurukun, Doomadgee, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Pormpuraaw and four Torres Strait Islands - Dauan, Badu, Mabuiag and Boigu.    We’re looking for safe, reliable locals with a driver’s licence.  We’ll provide training. Expressions of interest should be emailed to


Apprentice Baker - Bernies Pie Shoppe, Rockhampton: Bernies Pie Shoppe currently has an apprenticeship available as a fulltime baker/Pastry Chef.

All training is provided on the job.

Please phone 07 4926 1047 for an interview.


Team Leaders - Sizzlers, Rockhampton: We are currently seeking Team Member to work Monday to Sunday, 7.00am to 9.00pm at our Rockhampton, Qld restaurant.

What we are looking for:

  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly
  • Willingness to learn

What's on offer:

  • Learn lifelong skills through one on one, on the job training with our qualified trainers
  • Career opportunities
  • A safe environment to meet new people and make friends
  • Flexible hours
  • Discounts at Sizzler across Australia and KFC QLD, WA and NT

We're always on the lookout for people with get up and go, ambition and a desire to be a part of our success story.

Sizzler is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as such, all applicants will receive equal consideration for employment for which they qualify.

Please visit us.


General Packers & Labourers - JBS Swift, Rockhampton

About the Role:

JBS Australia is a customer focused, innovative and efficient meat based food processing and distribution Company committed to the highest quality assurance and food safety control measures. 

We currently have production opportunities for Packers and General Labourers for our Rockhampton Processing Plant. The Rockhampton processing facility is a 6 day operation processing approx. 700 head per day.  The facility runs on a rotating roster working 4 x 9.5 hour shifts.  We are looking for highly motivated people with their own transport as there is no public transport available. 

To be successful in these roles you must be able to demonstrate the below criteria:


  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Good communication skills essential
  • Demonstrated integrity and good presentation
  • A professional work attitude
  • Superior Attendance
  • Labourer Duties
  • Attention to Detail
  • To adhere to Safety and Quality procedures

How to Apply:

Complete your application online


Gladstone Regional Council are currently advertising for the following Traineeships 

  • Business Administration Trainee x 9 positions
  • Conservation and Land Management Trainee
  • Process Operator Trainee
  • Local Law Enforcement Officer Trainee
  • Waste Management Trainee
  • Warehouse Trainee

Click here.


Training Opportunities (School Leavers)



Certificate lll in Individual Support Funded Training, Multicap, Rockhampton: Multicap is proud to offer funded training in Certificate lll in Individual Support to individuals who meet eligibility requirements.

This accredited training course runs for 17 weeks.  Upon successfully completing the training you will have:

  • Completed 120 hours of organised practical placement with Multicap and a local aged care provider
  • Received your Certificate lll in Individual Support
  • Gained employment opportunities in this fast-growing, highly rewarding industry.

Next course commences in February 2020. See Mrs Copping for more details.


Get Set, Go for Child Care, Rockhampton: MRAEL in partnership with C&K College of Early Childhood are delivering the FREE Get Set, Go for Childcare Program.

The program will provide participants with the opportunity to undertake Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care while receiving tailored support and guidance to increase their job search skills, work readiness and general employability.  PLUS MRAEL will support successful studnets to secure employment opportunities upon completion of the program.

The program runs for a total of 26 weeks and will commence on Monday 10 February 202.

There are only 12 places available.

Contact MRAEL today to express you interest and to learn more about this program and how to achieve your career gaols.

1300 467 235 or


Bluestone Medical and Professional, Upcoming courses in Rockhampton  

  • Certificate ll in Health Support Services Starts 14 November 2019 or 27 January 2020
  • Certificate lll in Individual Support – Ageing – Starts 27 January 2020
  • Certificate ll Individual Support – Disabilities – Starts 27 January 2020

Call our Rockhampton office and speak to Nicole or Nicki regarding your enrolment on 07 49214513 or email:

Nicole Hood–

Nicki Whitmey-Bowers–


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)

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