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Apprenticeships and traineeships

As a commercial business within Transport and Main Roads, RoadTek provides apprenticeships and traineeships, giving you the opportunity to combine employment and structured training while completing a nationally recognised qualification.

RoadTek apprentices and trainees can be employed on either a full-time or part-time basis. Opportunities are available to everyone from mature age workers to high school students.


An apprentice is trained in a skilled trade and upon successful completion will become a qualified tradesperson.

Apprenticeships generally take up to 4 years to complete and include:

  • electrical fitter mechanic—work with the latest intelligent transport systems
  • fitter mechanic—be trained to service our large range of plant and machinery.


A trainee is someone who is being trained in a vocational area. These vocational areas include office administration and civil construction. Upon completion of a traineeship you will be eligible to receive a minimum of a certificate II in your chosen vocational area.

Traineeships vary in length from 12 months to 3 years and include:

  • civil construction—be trained in areas such as road maintenance, new civil works and rehabilitation of the road network
  • administration—work in a variety of areas including project support and general administration.

Apprenticeships and traineeships will be advertised on the Queensland Government Smart Jobs website when available, or you can register your details on the Queensland Government Graduate Portal. For further information please contact the RoadTek Human Resources Team on 07 3066 5409.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school-based traineeships

TMR offers 2-year school-based traineeships to students who identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, enrolled and attending a registered school.

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Last updated 21 December 2022

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