The Launceston City Council has work experience and employment opportunities for students studying Civil Engineering at the University of Tasmania.
The Council is offering civil engineering cadetships worth $27,000 to 2nd year engineering students who continue with their third and fourth year of civil engineering studies at UTAS.
Successful cadets will receive funding to attend the third and fourth years of their degrees full-time, worth $13,500 and one year's guaranteed post-graduate employment at a minimum salary of $54,797.
In addition, cadets will be allowed the chance to complete 10 weeks paid work experience with the Council at the end of their third year of study.
While working for the Launceston City Council, civil engineers have the opportunity to work on a range of exciting projects, including Launceston's major flood levee reconstruction, construction fieldwork, environmental management, traffic management and underground stormwater works.
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Hydraulic assets engineer Josh Coates and projects engineer Shaun Pinnington have both come through the program and said they would recommend it to other Engineering students.
"What attracted me was the extra money, which was a real help while I was studying," Mr Coates said.
"Not to mention you have guaranteed work at the end of it.
"A lot of people towards the end of the year did not have work, they were running around trying to find a job while finishing their Honours projects.
"So being part of the cadetship certainly made things easier for me."
Mr Pinnington said he had applied for a cadetship to get some work experience under his belt.
"I think one of the best things about it is the variety of projects you get to work on," Mr Pinnington said.
"It's always good to be working on something that's a bit different and there are lots of opportunities like that here."
Picture: UTAS Engineering graduates Shaun Pinnington and Josh Coates both came through the Launceston City Council's engineering cadetship program.
Published on: 09 Jan 2012 12:31pm