Shire’s traineeship program continues to support local young people

Two new employees have started a 12-month traineeship with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale as part of a Shire initiative to increase employment and training opportunities for local young people.

12 July 2019
Shire Traineeship program

Demi Glegg, of Oakford, and Abbey Worboys, of Byford, will each complete a nationally–accredited Certificate III in Business Administration during one-year traineeships with the Shire.

The program, which is in its second year, will provide on-the-job training across different areas of local government, equipping the pair with skills to build lasting careers in their chosen paths.

As the fastest growing local government in WA, Shire President Michelle Rich said the program formed part of the Shire’s strategy to increase employment pathways for young people living in the district.

“Creating more local jobs is a key focus of the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan and something that is integral to meeting the needs of a rapidly growing population,” Cr Rich said.

“Through this program, we are hoping to equip our newest employees with skills and experience they can call upon throughout their careers.

“In return, we believe we have found two excellent young members of the community who will put their best foot forward for the Shire and our residents.

“On behalf of everyone at the Shire, I’d like to congratulate and welcome Demi and Abbey, and look forward to seeing them grow into their new roles.”

In 2018, Gemma Worboys and Scott Shaw were the program’s inaugural participants and successfully completed their traineeship with the Shire in March this year.

Cr Rich said the program provided them with a range of workplace experiences and had supported them to grow both professionally and personally.

“While the Shire’s traineeship program is a great opportunity for those selected, we’re committed to ensuring as many people as possible can live and work locally,” Cr Rich said.

“This means promoting a robust and diverse local economy and helping local businesses thrive.”


Photo caption: Shire acting chief executive officer, Helen Sarcich, trainees Demi Glegg and Abbey Worboys and Shire President Michelle Rich.