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Top trainee talents recognised at awards

Published: 25 October 2018

Top trainee talents recognised at awards

City of Logan’s stars of the future have been recognised at the 14th Annual Logan City Council Trainee and Apprentice Awards.

Held at the Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre, the awards recognised the efforts of the 2018 program’s 67 trainees, apprentices and their supervisors.

Categories included School-based Trainee of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Trainee Supervisor of the Year, Branch of the Year and the 2018 Trainee of the Year.

City Treasurer Councillor Trevina Schwarz said the program had grown significantly in recent years, with participant numbers in 2018 almost double that of the previous year.

“It was great to present awards on the night to our hard-working trainees as I’m incredibly proud of our graduates and the program,” Cr Schwarz said.

“It is a great investment in Logan’s youth and our economy.

“The results speak for themselves. Graduates come out work-ready and take up real employment opportunities locally, either with council or in the private sector.

“It’s rewarding for everyone at Council to help our youth into jobs which will set them up for a bright future.”

Cr Schwarz said Council is set to host and welcome 58 new trainees and apprentices in 2019, bringing the total cohort to 87, making it one of the largest traineeship and apprenticeship programs for an organisation of Council’s size.

“I encourage anyone interested in a traineeship or apprenticeship to apply now for next year’s intake,” Cr Schwarz said.

“It’s more than just a nationally-recognised qualification – there’s a whole lot more value-added opportunities included.

“There’s a wide range of traineeships available, so check out the details on our website and put your name forward for one of these incredible opportunities.”

Council has employed 38 trainees since 2015, with many more also employed as temporary or agency staff, covering short-term absences.

Traineeships on offer in 2019 include business, events, hospitality, IT, library and information services, marketing, sport and recreation and pest management.

An apprenticeship in boiler making/sheet metal fabrication is also on offer.

Information on how to apply to our panel of recruitment providers can be found at

https://www.logan.qld.gov.au/careers/traineeships-apprenticeships

14th Annual Logan City Council 2018 Trainee and Apprentice Awards winners

* School Based Trainee of the Year - Beau Anderson, Plant Fleet Services

* Apprentice of the Year - Lachlan Daly, Plant Fleet Services

* Personal Growth Award - Angela Roberts, Road Infrastructure Delivery

* Community First Award - Brianna Winterstein, Sports, Leisure & Facilities

* Excellence Award - Rebecca Aguirre, Marketing & Events

* Trainee of the Year - Jessica Kenney, Customer Experience & Community Engagement

* Trainee Supervisor of the Year - Ursula Kemp, Road Infrastructure Delivery