Central Coast Council has officially launched its new Undergraduate Program.
Through the program, Council is offering undergraduates the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working alongside professionals in a range of fields, from engineering to social sciences, with successful applicants offered one-year paid employment with Council while they undertake their studies.
Council’s People and Culture Executive Manager, Krystie Bryant, said the program equips students with the skills required in a competitive market.
“Students are exposed to a wide range of projects and opportunities that exist within Council, and our development framework equips them with the professional skills required in today’s job market,” Bryant said.
“The program helps students learn first-hand about what’s involved in the day-to-day tasks in their chosen profession and assists with building their early career.
“Many of our undergraduates have been successful in gaining permanent employment upon completing their degrees,” she said.
Mayor Jane Smith said: “As one of the largest employers on the Coast, we are able to offer a range of opportunities for our undergraduates to get experience in their chosen career.
“Young people are the future of the Coast and we want to ensure that they have every opportunity to be able to live, work and study here on the Coast,” she added.
Council’s Undergraduate Program is available to university students in their second to last and final years who can work part time while they study.
Applications close on October 13.
Media release, Sep 5
Central Coast Council Media