Employment Programs

Student Programs

At Bayside Council we work with partner universities to offer student/graduate programs in the various disciplines across Planning and Engineering. Every two years we appoint a number of students and recent graduates to undergo a 24-month job readiness program, where they’ll benefit from on-the job skills training that include written and verbal presentation skills, report writing and how to run successful meetings.

Our Student Programs have been a huge success, with many students moving either into roles at Bayside or other exciting roles beyond the local government industry.

What can a successful candidate expect?

Bayside provides a wide range of opportunities across planning and engineering. The candidates will rotate through the relevant disciplines that include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Development Assessment
  • Traffic
  • Public Domain
  • Development Referral

Who can apply?

Students going into their 2nd year of university, through to student who have graduated in the preceding 12 months (undergraduate degree) can apply to the program.

How to apply

Applications are only accepted through the Council’s online recruitment system. Positions are advertised on SEEK, LinkedIn, Council’s website and partner university career portals.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program

At Bayside we’re passionate about offering young people and school leavers the opportunity to earn while they learn and develop a career in Local Government. And that’s why we work with our partner My Gateway to offer an Apprenticeships and Traineeship program. 

This program is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious people to obtain qualifications in a supportive environment whilst giving themselves the chance to secure a permanent role at Council. 

What kind of Apprenticeships are on offer?

We offer a wide range of Apprenticeships that include Greenkeeping, Horticulture, Landscaping, Plumbing, Painting, as well as Traineeships in Childcare. 

Who can apply? 

This is open to everyone, however those with a positive attitude who are keen to learn a new trade and skills have the best chance of succeeding.

How to apply 

When Apprentice and Trainee positions become available they’ll be advertised on our website, and through our partner My Gateway. Be sure to check frequently and follow the prompts.

Want to know more?

Contact the Workplace Relations Team on 1300 581 299 or email people@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

Refugee Work Experience Program

At Bayside we recognise how difficult settling into a new country must be. And then there’s employment in a foreign land to think about. No easy task. That’s why we have partnered with Settlement Services International (SSI) to offer refugees the opportunity to experience work in Australia, gain confidence and have a reputable experience to include in their resumes. 

This paid work experience program enriches the lives of participants, but also enriches the Bayside team and the community as a whole. 

Who can apply?

Genuine refugees are eligible for this program. Participants are paid for the duration of their work experience, and provided support during their time with us. 

How to apply 

Those interested should contact SSI to discuss these opportunities and their suitability. Visit www.ssi.org.au to get the process started.

Current Vacancies

If you're looking for current vacancies, please head to our Working for Bayside page.