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The City of Marion offer a number of traineeship opportunities through the Inclusive Traineeship Program. An initiative developed to foster a diverse, inclusive and multi-skilled workforce to support our approach to workforce planning. It enables us to bring younger people and those with diverse backgrounds into Council to ensure diversity in our age and cultural demographics. This is a critical area of our workforce planning to innovate and be proactive as generally our sector has an ageing workforce. Our program differs to other traineeship programs by targeting three key diversity areas, which align with our Diversity and Inclusion Plan:

  • Aboriginal
  • Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
  • Disability

It provides people with diverse backgrounds with employment pathways and has developed our reputation for making a difference to the lives of Aboriginal Australians, people with disabilities and people from CALD backgrounds, their families and the community.

Trainees undertake meaningful work within different areas of Council and have the opportunity to contribute to making a difference within our Community.

The program provides work experience, develops confidence and key skills in younger people, people with a disability, Aboriginal and new arrival communities and provides an opportunity for participants to leverage their career aspirations.

After the success of the initial year trial, the program was endorsed by Council to run for a further three years, to June 2022.

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award - Finalist

The City of Marion were announced as finalists in March 2021 for the Local Government Professionals Excellence Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, with the winner to be announced in May 2021. Watch the video below to find out more about our Inclusive Traineeship Program.

More information

All traineeship positions are currently filled and will be listed here when available. For more information please contact Unit Manager People and Culture, Rachel Read.