Trainees and Apprentices

What is an traineeship or apprenticeship?

An traineeship or apprenticeship, is a learning pathway that combines paid on-the-job training and formal study with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). It’s a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification while earning a wage!

As an apprentice or trainee you will finish your higher-learning journey equipped with practical skills and a formal education. This powerful combination of theoretical and hands-on experience is prized by employers across many industries and professions.


A traineeship is a training agreement between the trainee and their respective employer whereby the employer agrees to train the trainee in a specific industry, and the trainee agrees to work and learn. Traineeships usually last between nine to 48 months, depending on the vocation and certificate level undertaken.


An apprenticeship is a structured training arrangement of usually 3.5 or four years duration. The training combines practical experience at work with complementary off-the-job training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Why Council?

Working for Wagga Wagga City Council means you'll be joining a dedicated and supportive team where your efforts are part of a bigger picture. You will be an active player in working towards achieving great things for our City.

We are committed to building the capabilities of our people. We offer a diverse range of initiatives and programs that support and encourage flexibility, development, and health and well-being in the workplace.

With modern, spacious and well located office and depot facilities supported with excellent systems and resources, our staff have a working environment the envy of any local government authority.