Start your success story with us

Career Entry Programs

Launch your professional journey with our career entry programs at Sunshine Coast Council.

Careers at council can start at any stage

Work Experience

Explore work experience with Sunshine Coast Council: insights, hands-on learning, diverse industries. Contact us today!


Maybe you’re looking for a supportive stepping stone into the workforce or help to transition into an entirely new career – our paid traineeships are designed for people with limited qualifications and experience to get a start in future employment.

Opportunities for Uni Students

Explore a range of opportunities for your an early start to your career including Summer Internships, Paid Cadetships and a Graduate Programs


Volunteers are an important part of our team serving the community. We have a range of opportunities for you to engage with. And, while you support important services you'll also get to meet some great people.

Meaningful work experiences in your neighbourhood

Starting your career but not actually sure where to start?

You don’t need to leave the region you love. We’re one of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest employers.

You might not know it yet, but we hire a range of specialisations and skills to support our services across industries such as events, disaster management, arts and library services, environment and animal management, construction, engineering and maintenance, sports and recreation, sustainability, and all the professional services required to run a thriving organisation.

“Peers in the industry thought I was coming to the 'dark side', but it's been really enlightening - nothing like the perceptions.... There are so many exciting projects to work on - there's never a dull moment."

Kim - Head of Strategic Property


Why start your career at council?

Start your career the right way at Sunshine Coast Council. 

Working for Sunshine Coast Council is about more than just having a good local job.

  • Shape your career as we shape the Sunshine Coast into Australia’s most sustainable region.
  • A career at Sunshine Coast Council means a career with impact.
  • You’ll learn how to do things ‘the right way’ so you can perform tasks safely and expertly – no short cuts here.
  • As a delivery partner in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games – you can be sure there’ll be many career-defining opportunities on the way.

Join our talent community

We're always on the lookout for great people. To be considered for opportunities as they come up, create a profile and join our talent community today.