Richmond Valley Council
Trainee Civil Construction

Posted: 15 May
Closes: 03 Jun
Casino, New South Wales


Start a new career with Richmond Valley Council

Richmond Valley Council is committed to creating opportunities in our community, we are proud of the trainees/apprentices that we have developed and grown. We are currently seeking interested applications for a Trainee Civil Construction to join our great team and assist in all types of construction and maintenance works that Council carries out.

About You

In a Trainee, we look for:

  • A team player with a 'can-do' attitude
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Someone with a safety-first focus
  • Flexibility and reliability

What you can learn:

  • Operate small plant and equipment
  • Traffic control, signage installation and road surface paint marking
  • Work as a team to contribute towards common goals and work objectives
  • Contribute to the positive safety culture within the team and ensure a safe workplace for the team and community

While no prior experience is required, a genuine interest in construction and a willingness to learn is essential. We are committed to providing you with the necessary training and support to develop your skills and knowledge, so you can thrive in this role. You will undertake a Certificate III in Civil Construction. 

About the Role

Fixed Term: 76-hour fortnight (Term Contract - 2 years)

Salary: Dependent on skills & experience

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 2 June 2024

Contact: Daniel Rowlands, Manager Asset Delivery and Projects - (02) 6660 0305

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B and Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.


About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The area is around three hours from Brisbane and less than an hour to Byron Bay. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farmlands. 

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing Day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley, and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.


Our Values

Integrity and Passion

The Way We Do Business

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together

To Apply


Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document and then copy and paste these into the fields below.

  1. Please review the role description, outlining the key responsibilities and requirements of the role.
  2. We encourage you to speak with the contact person listed above to understand whether this is the right role for you.
  3. Complete the questions below, demonstrating your skill, experience and interpersonal suitability for the role. Click "Next".
  4. Attach your resume. (You may also attach a cover letter).  The names of your documents should not contain any characters other than letters, numbers and spaces. Click "Next".
  5. Review your application to ensure everything is correct. Click "Confirm" to submit your application.