Seven jobseekers get start with Council
This week seven local people embarked on a new career path through Maitland City Council’s apprenticeship and traineeship program.
Brendan Markey, of Largs, Mitchell Williams, of Thornton, and Jye Bieman-King, of Wallalong, have commenced apprenticeships as gardeners and greenkeepers, while Bolwarra’s Breeanna Perry, Bolwarra Heights’ Shakira Muldoon, East Maitland’s Rhylee Stig and Tenambit’s Amy Furner-Grant will receive a business administration qualification at the end of their traineeship.
While most have not long finished school, Amy Furner-Grant was looking for a change that would benefit her young family.
“I worked in hospitality for a long time, but I wanted to break out into something that is a bit more family-friendly,” she said.
“The hours [were attractive] – the nine to five and weekends off.
“I still like dealing with people, so Citizen Services is a great fit.”
After that rotation Ms Furner-Grant will switch with Ms Perry to work in the records department, while Ms Muldoon and Ms Stig will train in Planning and Development, and Infrastructure and Works.
They were welcomed to Council by Mayor Loretta Baker on Wednesday morning.