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Gap Year 2024

Watch our current Gap Year Program participants, Zane and Amara, share their experiences of the program in the video above. Want to reach our participants directly to chat more? Email your questions to or

Gap year @ City of Marion

A gap year with the City of Marion will give you the edge to kick-start your career.

The program offers two school leavers a paid, 12-month role in Council where you will learn new skills and gain valuable experience and contacts.

Work times

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm although there may be occasions when work outside these hours is required.

What will you do?

You’ll rotate through different departments across the organisation, building confidence while working alongside friendly professionals.

A city as big as Marion needs a skilled and diverse team to serve the community. You’ll find roles in finance, IT, communications, people and culture, engineering, landscaping, community wellbeing and libraries. With such a diverse range of jobs available, you can be assured that no two days will be the same.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking individuals with energy, creativity and passion for the community. You will be a team player, someone who thrives on challenges, a great communicator, achievement-focused and demonstrate initiative.

This is a rare opportunity to get your career off to a flying start.

Interested in applying?

You must be a City of Marion resident and attend a school within the City of Marion.

To apply, then please forward your resume and cover letter to

  • Applications are to be received by 26 November 2023
  • Applications will be shortlisted, with the interviews to be held in late November and December 2023

The contract will commence on 29 January 2024 and finish on 24 January 2025.

For more information please contact