Entry-level opportunities at the City

Entry-level opportunities at the City

Entry-level program

The City believes young people are the bridge to our future. Our entry-level program provides young people with the opportunity to gain valuable organisational experience while preparing them for their future.

The City’s program has 3 streams:

  • intern, cadet and graduate program
  • apprenticeships and traineeships
  • work experience.

Each stream provides different experiences for young people at various stages in their career journey. We want to offer young people valuable organisational experience in their respective field and boost their confidence in the workplace.

Our program provides valuable work experience and it supports bringing in talent from a younger generation that enriches our workplace and creates a more diverse, agile workforce.

If you want to be part of something that contributes to our communities and Sydney as a whole, get involved and apply now.

Intern, cadet and graduate program (paid)

One of the City’s workforce objectives is to engage people with purpose and seek enthusiastic and motivated young people into our entry-level program.National Fair internship Pledge

We’re seeking interns, cadets and graduates to work in our organisation and provide them with an opportunity to be part of the future direction of Sydney.

We’re proud to support the National Fair Internship pledge – being paid is essential to an intern, also in acknowledgment of the value they add to our workplace.

Apprenticeships and traineeships (paid)

Seela Lotam

We’re committed to developing young people in trades through the City’s apprenticeship or traineeship programs. This includes areas such as gardeners, vehicle mechanics, electricians and general business certificates.

Apprenticeships combine on the job training with vocational learning and are usually a 4-year program.

The City also partners with ArtsReady, an initiative of AFL SportsReady, to provide paid traineeships for young people to get a flavour of the arts and creative industries.

Seela Lotam, an ArtsReady trainee, started a 12-month traineeship while completing a Certificate III in Business. Showing dedication and an ongoing commitment to learning, Seela now works as a business support officer at the City.

I honestly assumed I would be given very basic administrative tasks, but surprisingly found myself doing a lot more than I could ever imagine.

Seela Lotam, Business Support Officer

The traineeship is a 1-year program where trainees are supported with hands-on experience that prepares them in taking the next step in their career. Trainees will receive a nationally accredited qualification as evidence of their journey at the City.

Work experience (unpaid)

The City welcomes and values applications for short-term work that aligns with either your education or interest in gaining industry experience.

To express your interest in our work experience program, please email recruitment@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Last updated: Monday, 30 December 2019