Civil Construction Apprenticeship

About Maxima:

Maxima is a leading Group Training Organisation – we manage recruitment, placement and ongoing support of trainees and apprentices on behalf of our host employers. We aim to help you kick-start your career into the job or industry of your choice, boost your employment credentials and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to succeed in the future.

Your Host Employer:

The City of Onkaparinga is South Australia’s largest metropolitan council, and a rapidly growing community located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. The region is characterised by picturesque beaches, rolling hills, and renowned wineries, providing a unique backdrop for an exceptional lifestyle.

As a dynamic organisation, the City of Onkaparinga are committed to excellence, innovation, and community collaboration. With over 800 dedicated employees, they work together to uphold Onkaparinga as the leading destination in South Australia for living, working, visiting, and investing.


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work uniforms provided
  • Fortnightly Rostered Day Off (RDO) 
  • Stable hours and leave entitlements

The Role:

Maxima, and the City of Onkaparinga are looking for a motivated individual to undertake an entry-level Civil Construction Apprenticeship.

This 3-year fulltime position will enable you to develop relevant skills and knowledge within the industry through working hands-on, and support this with study on-the-job towards a nationally recognised Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.

Duties Include:

  • Site preparation and excavation
  • Level base and surface materials
  • Lay pavers
  • Repair and install drainage logistics
  • Concrete and bitumen repairs and reinstatements
  • Install safety barriers and traffic management 
  • Operate plant machinery and use power tools

About You:

  • Driven with a positive attitude
  • Enjoy working in an outdoor environment
  • Reliable, punctual and hardworking
  • Physically fit and able to move repetitively
  • Strong verbal communication skills

Role Requirements:

  • Must hold a provisional or full driver’s licence and own vehicle
  • Physically fit and healthy due to undertaking manual labour work
  • Satisfactorily pass a pre-employment assessment including drug and alcohol test
  • Any labouring or industry experience (desirable)

How to Apply: 

Click Apply and complete the online application form and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Recent school leavers are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

National Apprenticeship wages and conditions apply.

For further information please visit our website 

At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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