Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

An entry level pathway through the School Based Traineeship Program in 2025-26.

About us

We are an organisation with heart. Our work has an important role in supporting and caring for the WA community in times of grief.

We are responsible for management of 7 cemeteries and memorial parks located throughout metropolitan Perth. We employ approximately 180 employees, and are committed to our values of compassion, respect, understanding and integrity.

To learn more about us, please visit our website.

Benefits of doing a traineeship with us

We are a small organisation, so you’ll get the opportunity to rotate to a variety of different work areas to gain a good breadth of experience during your traineeship. These areas include Human Resources (including Work, Health and Safety), Finance, Records, Client Services and the Executive team.

Working with us, you will also:

  • gain an insight into the important community service we provide people who are experiencing the loss of a loved one
  • be supported by staff who are experienced and enjoy helping you reach your potential
  • following completion of your school based traineeship, you may be invited to continue with us as a youth trainee and complete a Certificate III in Government.

This is what some of our current and previous trainees have said about their time with us:

  • “Staff are friendly and welcoming.”
  • “Lots to learn in every area, it is challenging.”
  • “Lots to learn about how a cemetery is run in a non-confrontational way.”
  • “A good experience for future jobs and stable income.”
  • “Easy to travel by transport.”
  • “There’s a wide range of things to learn and so many different departments to suit what you are interested in.”
  • “It’s such a welcoming environment, there’s no judgement and they’re very understanding and inviting."
  • “Hours can be flexible.”

Perfect for …

We’re looking for young people who:

  • have the ability to work well in a team
  • have good communication skills
  • have some experience using computer packages (e.g. Word, Excel, email)
  • want to contribute to an organisation whose work impacts all members of the community.

Find us here

You will be based at Karrakatta Cemetery, located on Railway Road, Karrakatta. There is free parking and a café on site. The Karrakatta train station is directly across from the cemetery.

Have a chat with us

If you need more information, please contact Caroline Hill or Rebecca Kiriakidis on (08) 9383 5235 / 9383 5246 or email

How to apply

Applications open on 1 July 2024. Read How to apply to check what you need to provide in your application. 

You can submit your application to

As part of the selection process you will be invited to attend an interview with 2 panel members from our human resources team. Your parent or guardian is welcome to attend.

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