Two recently employed graduatesof Griffith’s Bachelor of Environmental Health are nowamong the newest recruits to Gold Coast City Council.

Aimee Shaw-Williams and Chris Longgraduated in 2012 and as part of their course, completed work experience placements within Council.

“Councilis a strong supporter of the environmental health course, and for the past ten years has offered a student work experience program that supplies a minimum 200 hours of work experience,” said Chair of Community and Cultural Development, Councillor BobLaCastra.

“It introduces students to many sections within the Community Services Directorate, and providesthem with the opportunity towork closely with a broad range of professional officers. It’s a practical program, and students are encouraged to ask lots of questions andundertakemeaningful tasks. The key aim of the work experience program is to ensure that students are job-ready when they finish their university courses.

Chair of Community and Cultural Development, Councillor BobLaCastraattended the annual information session for Griffith University Environmental Health students where he congratulated both of the students.

“Not only have Aimee and Chris completed their course requirements with distinctions, but they produced excellent work for Council during their work experience placements. Congratulations on your fantastic efforts and welcome to Council,” CrLaCastrasaid.