Bass Coast,

Careers blossom for trainees at Council

Traineeships at Bass Coast Shire Council provide fantastic opportunities for young people to kick start their career, with up to four new trainees and apprentices employed each year.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said with career paths available in almost any direction, Trainees have the world at their feet.

“They are mentored by experienced professionals in their field of choice with access to training, support and guidance geared towards helping them establish successful careers,” Cr Rothfield said.

Having grown up in Kilcunda and Wonthaggi and completing her secondary schooling at Wonthaggi Secondary College in 2004, Renee Reiter commenced a Business Administration traineeship and studied a Certificate III in Business Administration whilst working and learning on the job.

Completing the traineeship in 2006, Renee chose to embark on a career in horticulture and is now working in Council’s Parks and Gardens Team.

Hope Dudley completed her VCE with Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College in 2006 and undertook a Business Administration traineeship with Council in 2012 whilst studying a Diploma of Human Resource Management.

During her traineeship, Hope discovered a passion for Human Resource Management and subsequently went on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in that field.

After working at Cardinia and Baw Baw Shire councils, Hope has returned to Bass Coast in a senior Human Resources position.

Mitch Fievez grew up in Loch and begun an IT traineeship with Council this year.

Not only is he now well on this way to completing an IT qualification, Mitch was recently successful in obtaining a new position as a Community Safety Ranger.

Council is currently recruiting three new Trainees in Business Administration, Finance and Information Technology.

For more information or to apply, please visit or contact Council’s Human Resources Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.