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Jobs4Youth, a Government initiative coordinated by the Office for the Public Sector (OPS), aims to increase youth employment across the South Australian (SA) public sector. The program targets eligible young people between the ages of 17 and 30 to participate in employment opportunities on a full time basis in a number of public sector agencies across the state.

What is a traineeship?

Traineeships provide an excellent way for young people to start their career. Youth employment is an important strategy for DCSI. Our administrative traineeships combine on-the-job training with the Certificate III in Government over a 12 month period.

The salary a trainee will receive is dependent upon the highest year of schooling they have completed and the number of years they have been out of school.

Am I eligible to apply?

Trainees must be between the ages of 17 – 24 years, or between the ages of 17 – 30 years if they:

  • are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • have a declared disability
  • are currently, or have been, under the Guardianship of the Minister for Families and Communities
  • are deemed long term unemployed (greater than 12 months)

To be eligible for a traineeship you must:

  • be a South Australian resident;
  • be an Australian Citizen or have an appropriate work visa;
  • be without vocational education and training (VET) or tertiary qualifications;
  • not have completed a traineeship within the SA public sector previously or one hosted by the public sector;
  • not have accepted a Targeted Voluntary Separation Package within the last three years; and
  • not currently be a SA public sector employee.

How do I apply?

For more information about Jobs4Youth or to apply, please refer to Maxima.

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