Apprentice/Trainee Civil Construction – Water Operations

Apprentice/Trainee Civil Construction – Water Operations

We are currently recruiting for an Civil Construction Apprentice/Trainee to be based at Ballina Shire Council.

About the position

Novaskill has a Apprenticeship/Traineeship position available within Ballina Shire Council for a suitable person interested in starting a career in civil contruction. This is a rare opportunity to learn all aspects pipe laying, repair and maintenance of water infrastructure, as well as the operation and maintenance of plant an machinery.

If you enjoy working in the great outdoors, and would like to complete a nationally recognised qualification in civil construction, then get the ball rolling and apply now!


The Opportunity

  • Working outdoors in a wide variety of locations and environments
  • Working in an all-inclusive culture where all people are valued and differences respected
  • Construction, maintenance and repair of water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Carrying out manual excavation using hand tool and power tools
  • Excavation of trenches and laying of pipe infrastructure
  • Operation and maintenance of small plant and equipment
  • Gain a nationally recgonised qualification in Civil Contstruction


About you

Selection Criteria

  • Enjoys working in physically demanding environments
  • Has Higher School Certificate or equivalent
  • Has a Class C manual drivers licence
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills both oral and written
  • Is community and customer focused
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Is safety focussed


About us


Since 1980, Novaskill has been providing superior trainee and apprenticeship management and are a proudly non-for-profit Group Training Organisation. Our apprentices and trainees, host employers, internal employees, students and stakeholders can be assured of our dedication to supporting our communities and enriching people’s lives through the provision of quality training and employment services.

This year, we are celebrating 40 years, and welcome the interest to join us!

As a group training employee, you will be employed by Novaskill but hosted by a partner employer for the duration of your apprenticeship/traineeship. For more information about Group Training, please visit https://novaskill.com.au/apprenticeshipstraineeships/

This position needs to be filled as soon as possible and our Host Employer is offering an immediate start!

Please apply now with your resume and cover letter addressing the above selection criteria.

For more information about this position, please email our Group Training team on recruitment@novaskill.com.au and clearly identify the position and location.

Please note: If you don’t meet the above selection criteria or you do not supply a cover letter, you will not be considered for this position. This is an entry level position and standard apprentice/trainee wages apply. Novaskill is a proud equal opportunity employer and encourage all persons to apply.

Unfortunately, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Apply Now

To apply for this job email your details to HR@novaskill.com.au