Aboriginal Employment

The City is committed to the ongoing employment of Indigenous employees across a range of job types from traineeships, apprenticeships, and from administration to positions that require tertiary qualifications.

Our commitment is based on the fact Indigenous Australians bring with them a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and skills that will inform, enrich and fundamentally improve the work that we do. We want our workforce to be reflective of all the citizens of our community.

The Reconciliation Action Plan strategy is to increase the percentage of indigenous workforce by 2015 with a focus on the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees through:

  • identifying entry level positions within the City’s business units
  • encouraging suitable qualified Indigenous employees to apply for vacancies
  • encouraging the recruitment of Indigenous staff to all business units of the City
  • develop and retain our Indigenous staff through professional development opportunities by creating a culturally safe and inclusive work environment.

The Aboriginal School Based Traineeships program enables the City to provide opportunities for Aboriginal students in years 11 and 12 to start training in school to gain a qualification and sustainable employment. As a host employer, the City partners with local schools, group training organisations and training providers to enable students to gain meaningful on the job training and mentoring.

All traineeships and apprenticeships are advertised on the current employment opportunities.

The City of Greater Geraldton promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. The City is age friendly and encourages people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.