Design Cadetship

By November 16, 2022November 23rd, 2022No Comments

Come and work as a vital member of our Technical Services team here at Mareeba Shire Council, located within an easy one-hour drive from Cairns offering a regional lifestyle with all its benefits in relatively close proximity to Cairns.

The Role:

How would you like to you earn over $60k per year, have the costs of your university education covered by your employer and receive invaluable mentoring and on-the-job training allowing you to earn while you learn?

If you are a motivated individual with an interest in or some knowledge of technical drawing, design or graphics, this cadetship is an excellent opportunity to accelerate your career path and gain invaluable practical experience while undertaking an approved university course.

Unlike the traditional university route where you finish with a qualification but no experience and, in all likelihood, a rather large HECS debt, you will already have years of experience when you complete your qualification, have no HECS to pay off and already be earning good money.

Our cadetships are for a period of up to 48 months and the formal course component needs to be completed within that timeframe.  Up to two years further employment will be offered once you’ve completed your course.

What we are looking for:

  • You will need to be a motivated individual who will positively contribute and work as part of a hardworking team
  • You will have an interest in or some knowledge of technical drawing, design or graphics
  • You will need to meet the prerequisite requirements and be eligible to enrol in an approved tertiary course
  • You will have verbal and written communications skills that will enable you to communicate effectively with team members and supervisors and complete course work to the required standard
  • You will have a sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and a range of software applications and desirable if you have some knowledge of CAD and/or computer mapping systems

 What we can offer you:  

  • Opportunity to complete an approved Associate Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline, funded by Council
  • LGOA Level 2 – $62,194 per annum
  • Mareeba Allowance – $1443 per annum
  • Work/life balance – rostered day off every month
  • Up to 12% employer superannuation contributions
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Lifestyle benefits such as access to a Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrificing options


Please send the following documents to Council’s recruitment email address

  • Cover letter (no more than 300 words)
  • Current resume
  • Completed Employment Application form

Applications close:  Midnight Sunday, 11 December 2022

For further information about this position visit our website at: or contact Sam Wakeford, Manager Technical Services, on 07 4086 4707 (during business hours only).

Mareeba Shire Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity and workplace diversity. We encourage a diverse workforce reflective of our community to better meet the needs of our customers.