Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


Are you starting your career, looking for a change or wanting to do more of what you love but drive your career forward?

Mackay Regional Council is an exciting organisation with a large workforce of approximately 1100 staff and a diverse range of career opportunities. Council encourages and aids its employees to maintain work/life balance so you can create an idyllic lifestyle for you and your family. Home every night? Yes, please!

Working for council, you will find fulfilling opportunities that allow you to work with purpose and make a difference to your community. No long work commutes, along with attractive employee benefits and training and development opportunities makes council a competitive employer of choice in our region.

You can jump straight in and apply for a current vacant position by scrolling through the list on council’s webpage or check out the Graduate Program, Apprenticeship and Traineeship Programs or apply for work experience, academic bursaries or work placement.

The 2023 apprentice and trainee mid-year intake is planned for July 2023. Excitingly, this represents a 50 per cent increase in the total number of apprentices and trainees employed, making council increasingly attractive as an employer of Mackay residents and school-leavers.

The 2024 intake for the new Graduate Program was launched in March across eight professional streams. It offers permanent employment and a two-year professional development program focused on engineering-based roles and other professional roles that are increasingly difficult to fill in the current labour market.

Aimed at developing and nurturing the next generation of leaders, coaching and mentoring is provided from experienced professionals with rotations and exposure across different business units to broaden their capabilities, develop their industry knowledge and explore various career pathways.

Work experience is a valuable way to help you make informed decisions about your career or explore a change in career direction. At council, secondary and tertiary students can gain valuable work experience across a range of sectors.

So, if you’re in the job market consider Mackay Regional Council. A diverse workforce is important, and council encourages applications from school leavers through to mature age. There is potentially something for anyone willing to have a go.

Contact council today to explore a secure, satisfying career opportunity, living right here in the heart of the beautiful Queensland coast.

Cr Michelle Green
Mackay Regional Council

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