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WorkCover WA is committed to the professional and personal development of young people who are eager to commence their career in the public sector.

The Government Traineeship Program is a 12-month employment-based training program for people under 25 years of age, who wish to learn a range of skills and competencies and prepare themselves for a career in Government. Trainees can expect to be taught about ethical decision making, legislation in the WA public sector and workplace safety, as well as working effectively within a public sector agency and contributing to team activities.

Applications for WorkCover WA’s Traineeship Program are conducted through the Public Sector Commission’s process.

Trainee Profile
Lauren Gillbanks

Lauren joined WorkCover WA in late 2016 as a trainee.

As a trainee, Lauren was involved in updating the staff intranet and WorkCover WA website, handling customer enquiries, completing graphic design work and assisting other team members. Throughout her time at WorkCover WA, Lauren has gained confidence in communicating with others. Lauren enjoys working with people and has developed excellent customer service to stakeholders.

Lauren would recommend the traineeship to anyone who has just finished high school, or is at a career crossroad, as she’s found it to be an excellent opportunity to learn on the job, meet some wonderful people and be nurtured by experienced public sector professionals.

Graduate Program

WorkCover WA offers the opportunity for university graduates to kick start their career within the Western Australian Public Sector. Our Graduate Program aims to advance Graduates’ careers in an exciting, supportive environment while contributing to the Agency’s operations.

As a WorkCover WA Graduate, you will receive on-the-job learning designed to provide you with an understanding of the Agency’s business, participate in the Public Sector Graduate Program and develop valuable skills and experience.

The Graduate Program runs for 12 months, with Graduates being employed under the provisions of the Public Service and Government Officers General Agreement at a Level 3 classification.

Don’t just take our word for it, see what our current and past graduates think of the program and working for WorkCover WA on our Meet our team page!

Applications for the WorkCover WA Graduate Program typically open mid-late in the year, with Graduates commencing employment in January or February. For more information about employee benefits, salary provisions and our commitment to diversity, visit our Why Work for Us page.

Former Graduate Profile
Tayla Toutountzis – Communications & Education Officer

Tayla commenced at WorkCover WA in 2017 as a graduate in the Communications and Education team with a background in communications, public relations and journalism. She was drawn to the WorkCover WA graduate
program because it sought a graduate in a specific discipline and provided her the opportunity to further develop her skills in her preferred area of communication.

Tayla is now permanently based in the Communications and Education team and has worked on major projects including the Annual Report and the WorkCover WA Conference. Tayla has undertaken a variety of interesting work including creating WorkCover WA’s Facebook page and attending regional education visits. She enjoys working at WorkCover WA because of the great team she is part of and the variety of communication work the team does.

Tayla’s advice to graduates is to be open to new development and job opportunities, particularly if they’re not something you’ve considered before, and have a good work ethic.