Applications open for infrastructure traineeships

Peninsula Year 12 students interested in working in the infrastructure industry can apply for a two-year paid traineeship through the NSW Government.

The Infrastructure Traineeship Program will provide participants with experience across government and private sectors while they complete a qualification.

The program, run by School Infrastructure NSW, is a collaboration between NSW Government infrastructure agencies and approved industry partners, providing Year 12 graduates with office-based rotations between government agencies, contractors and consultants.

Last year was the program’s first intake, with 2,200 applications received for 137 traineeship positions across the state.

NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said that the opportunity was there for a school leaver to step into a paid role within the industry.

“It’s rare to see an opportunity as comprehensive as this for students straight out of school,” Mitchell said.

“Not only will the traineeship provide practical industry experience and networks across multiple sectors; students will also come out with a qualification, all while getting paid.”

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, said that in addition to their practical work experience, trainees would receive free training from TAFE NSW in courses such as project management and procurement, First Aid and White Card accreditation.

“This is an opportunity for school leavers to gain real world, practical skills so they are equipped for jobs and are part of the long-term economic prosperity in their local region,” Lee said.

Applications for the 2022 intake are now open and Year 12 school leavers can find out more and apply for the program at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/career-and-study-pathways/infrastructure-traineeships.

Source:
Media release, Oct 29
NSW Government

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