Applications are now open for 2017.
Wyndham City will support the placement of as many Year 10 work experience students as possible with priority given to students who either live or go to school within the municipality. Due to high demand for placements, limited resources or work load of the Department, it is not always possible to place all students.
Departments Offering Placements
The Fleet Management Unit is responsible for the procurement, disposal and maintenance of Council fleet. The administrative duties include data entry of works carried out to all of the fleet using the Asset Master System, the receipting of invoices, service scheduling, organising insurance repairs, registrations and general support of the day to day running of the workshop. The procurement duties include tender preparation, awarding contracts for the purchase of Fleet vehicles and their disposal. Duties also include the management of fleet fuel cards, infringement notices and Citylink tolls pertaining to Council’s fleet.
The in house mechanics undertake services and general maintenance to a vast variety of Council Fleet and plant.
Fleet Management could take on students that are either interested in becoming an apprentice mechanic or may be interested in undertaking an administration position. Fleet Management could take multiple students in Terms 1-4, including school holidays.
The Libraries and Community Learning Department provide Wyndham City residents with books and resources to enjoy for leisure and entertainment. The Libraries employees promote learning and engagement opportunities to the community, provide great customer service and share a love of reading with all visitors to the centres.
Work experience students will undertake a variety of library tasks including shelving, shelf reading which involves making sure books are in order according to the Dewey Decimal System and other administrative duties. Students will also assist staff in the preparation and delivery of community learning programs, as well as some collection management activities. Tasks will vary according to operational need.
Wyndham has five libraries that operate throughout the municipality; Werribee Library, Wyndham Vale Library, Plaza Library, Point Cook Library and Julia Gillard Tarneit Library. The five libraries are able to accommodate varying numbers of students throughout the year.
Youth Services aims at creating safe, engaging, entertaining, accessible, innovative, and inspiring social opportunities for young people aged between twelve to twenty five years through a range of events, facilities and services. Youth Services works actively with young people, families, schools, universities, community organisations and other Council departments.
Work experience students will assist with the delivery of youth programs, events or activities that may be happening at the time of placement. Other duties may include assisting staff with administration duties and program planning, supporting the internet café, assist with unpacking food for the food bank and promotional opportunities amongst other things. Youth Services could take multiple students in Terms 1- 4, including school holidays.
The Payroll/Superannuation service provides in-house production of Payroll & Superannuation for approximately 1600 employees to provide a timely & accurate service that meets the needs of the organisation whilst complying with relevant Awards, Taxation, Superannuation and other legislations.
The Work experience student will assist with administration duties and will be using Microsoft Excel 2010 to assist with the archiving of personnel files and will have some exposure to the Aurion Human Resources Information System. Payroll could accommodate a student in term 2.
How to Apply for Year 10 Work Experience
- Complete the online request form below.
- Once the Work Experience Request Form is received, the HR team will endeavour to coordinate your placement with the nominated area of Council.
- You will receive an email to advise if your application for placement has been successful or unsuccessful. If successful you will be provided with details regarding your placement i.e. supervisor details, location, dates and times.
- All applications must be received by 31 March 2017. Please note: No applications will be accepted beyond the closing date.