Council trainee wins prestigious award

Sarah Tracy accepts her award from the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP

Thursday, 27 June 2019

One of Penrith Council’s 2018 trainees, Sarah Tracy, has won a prestigious award at the Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government. The awards celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW.

Sarah was successful in the Women in Traineeships or Apprenticeships for a Metropolitan Council award category after excelling in her Business Administration traineeship. She has continued on at Council this year.

The awards, presented at NSW Parliament House, celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW. In addition to recognising the significant contribution of award winners, the awards aim to encourage more women to take on roles in local government.

Sarah’s award is a glowing endorsement of the Penrith Council traineeship program that has provided a strong foundation for many fantastic careers.

“On behalf of Council I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sarah on her success and I look forward to seeing her build on her career here at Council well into the future” said Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM.

Each year around 50 traineeship positions are offered across Council departments. These trainees gain a variety of experiences that helps them build on their potential and develop vital skills and knowledge, while at the same time receiving a nationally recognised qualification and working closely with a team of experienced staff. Application rounds for 2020 open in September.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 27 June 2019.