WA public sector school-based traineeships 2019/2020 – Applications now open!

Western Australia's public sector is the largest employer in the State with over 140,000 employees, and it offers some of the most interesting career opportunities around. The sector supports the Western Australian government through a number of Departments, organisations and independent offices.

Are you currently in year 10 and thinking about doing a school-based traineeship in the WA public sector while completing year 11 in 2019 and year 12 in 2020? Applications are now open for school-based traineeships in government administration – an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in the WA public sector and gain a nationally recognised qualification while you're still at school. 

This is a paid, two days a week school-based traineeship. The other three week days, you will be attending school. The school-based traineeship will form part of your secondary education and count towards your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

What are the benefits of a public sector school-based traineeship?

  • Your training will contribute towards your WACE 
  • You canstart your career pathway within the WA public sector
  • Build your confidence, experience and communication skills
  • Gain two years of hands-on skills and knowledge
  • Stay at school for years 11 and 12
  • Get paid for two days work a week under the traineeship

    What work will a public sector school based trainee do?

    • Work in a team and contribute ideas
    • Use a range of software, technology and office equipment
    • Customer service, such as handling email enquiries
    • Attend meetings and use a range of workplace communication strategies
    • Reception and administration duties
    • Processing mail

     

    What happens at the end?

    On successful completion of your two year school-based traineeship program, you will receive a Certificate II in Government (Administration) qualification. 

    You will be provided with career support and employment opportunities within the WA public sector, if you wish to continue working in government. Your traineeship will give you valuable skills and knowledge that can help kickstart your career!

    More information, and how to apply

    Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be registered into the Commissions Recruitment and Referral Service database. This database will be used to fill vacant school-based traineeships in government administration across various WA public sector agencies. Registered candidates may be invited for an interview by one or more public sector agencies. This may lead to you being successful to commence a paid school-based traineeship for two days a week over years 11 and 12. The other three days, you will be attending school. The school based traineeship will form part of your secondary education and count towards your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

    Full details for the public sector school-based traineeships, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, can be found on the jobs.wa.gov.au website.

    Apply now! This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in the WA public sector. Applications close Friday 31 August, 5.00 pm.