Bachelor of Environmental Health students go to Council

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

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

“Council is 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 Bob La Castra.

“It introduces students to many sections within the Community Services Directorate, and provides them with the opportunity to work closely with a broad range of professional officers.  It’s a practical program, and students are encouraged to ask lots of questions  and undertake meaningful 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 Bob La Castra attended 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,” Cr La Castra said.