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Careers and Work Experience

Located just 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Ipswich is Queensland's oldest provincial city, and blends a rich heritage with the energy of being the hub of today's growth region in South East Queensland.

Ipswich City Council is in a region which is a catalyst for growth and change in SEQ. With its population set to grow to over 435 000 by 2031, new jobs and quality lifestyle are key drivers for Ipswich's rapid expansion.

Ipswich City Council currently employs more than 1500 people. Council teams are spread across a range of industries delivering over 90 services to the community.

If you are seeking a career or work experience opportunity in an organization that offers flexibility, challenging and rewarding jobs and advancement, consider joining Ipswich City Council's team and contributing to the development of a prosperous and exciting future for the city.

Careers

To view current vacant positions visit Careers@Ipswich

Ipswich City Council has implemented an online recruitment system which allows candidates to apply for jobs online using a range of electronic and mobile devices.  You can also log in and view the status of jobs you have applied for, track the progress of your application through the recruitment process, and receive updates as your applciation reaches various stages of the recruitment and selection process.

To apply for vacancies go to Careers@Ipswich and select the “Apply Now” button on the job advertisement. To register for Job Alerts select the “My Jobpage” tab and register as a new user.  Select “Access my profile” to create a job alert.

Ipswich City Council provides excellent working conditions for employees including the following entitlements:

  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 15 days sick leave annually
  • Carer's leave, parental leave and leave without pay
  • Flextime or Rostered Day Off
  • Superannuation up to 12% with LGIA Super
  • Flexible work hours
  • Competitive salaries with an annual increment

Work experience

Are you currently studying and need to gain experience in the workforce? Ipswich City Council recognises the importance of providing meaningful work experience to students of educational institutions such as high schools, universities and other recognised courses of study.

The objective of work experience is to enable participants to gain an understanding of the particular occupational area in which they are placed and to gain experience being part of a large and diverse organisation. Council is committed to supporting as many placements as possible.

Applications can be made in a wide range of professional, technical, administrative, outdoor and trade areas. However, due to operational requirements and sometimes high demand for placements, not all requests can be accepted. In the event that Council receives more work experience requests than can be placed, preference will be given to those schools and institutions within the Ipswich Council area and to students residing within the area.

All work experience placements are unpaid and must be covered by public liability insurance (covered by the relevant high school, University, TAFE or participating organisation).

To request a work experience placement:

Please note: if you are accepted for a placement, it is your responsibility to submit your insurance paperwork prior to the placement. Without this documentation, your placement cannot proceed. Council staff will not be available to chase up your paperwork.

For further information regarding work experience with Ipswich City Council, speak to our friendly Call Centre staff on (07) 3810 6666.

If you are not currently studying, you may be interested in Council’s Volunteer Program. Visit Ipswich.qld.gov.au/community/volunteering