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Apprentices, trainees and cadets

Why not work and study with Port Stephens Council?

We offer a range of exciting opportunities for up-and-coming apprentices, trainees and cadets to join the team!

What makes us different from the rest?

We want to see you reach your goals. We pride ourselves on giving you work that really matters — you’ll gain invaluable work experience while studying towards your desired degree or certificate.

And yes, there’s perks! We offer 7 hours of study leave per week to attend lessons, lectures or to study via distance. We also give you leave to attend exams. Most importantly, we provide you with a team fit to help you succeed and get the most out of your time with us!

Who can apply?

Whether you’re still in school, a recent graduate or wanting a career change — we want to hear from you!

Ready to change your outlook and kick start your career with us?

If you missed it, you can still check out a recording of our Apprentices, Trainees and Cadets Information Session (audio only).

Hear about what a day in the life of a cadet and trainee looks like and how you can submit your best application.

In this session, you will:

  • understand our application and recruitment process
  • hear from current and past apprentices, trainees and cadets about their experiences
  • meet the experts you will be working and learning with
  • see how you can easily balance studying and work at PSC through a tailored experience.