Calling Apprentices for Remote Trail Build

December 15, 2023 | | Quadric

Calling enthusiastic people to commence apprenticeships and be part of a in a once-in-a-lifetime project creating a multi-day hiking track on Whitsunday Island.

The Project

The Ngaro track will be a new premium hiking experience constructed by Quadric in the Whitsundays—offering 32kms of breathtaking Whitsunday views and incredible trackside diversity. The spectacular multi-day walk balances challenge and reward and has been designed to offer a range of hiking opportunities. It provides a rare opportunity for a multi-day hike in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, and takes in the area’s most iconic destinations—connecting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet along the island’s coast and interior. From start to finish, walkers can reflect on their island journey from spectacular trackside vantage points.


The Role

The role is open to anyone currently an apprentice or wishing to take on an apprenticeship in the areas of Builder, Carpenter, or Civil Constructor. The successful candidates require no previous experience, but must be physically fit and willing to work in varying weather conditions. The candidate should be from the Airlie Beach area or be willing to travel. The site is a 10min heli-lift from the mainland and on site camping will be a regular occurrence. The Apprentice will work alongside experienced trail builders and learn on the job, gaining valuable experience across a range of aspects including civil construction, sustainable trail building, cyclone zone carpentry, and vegetation management.

Whitsunday Islands National Park is the traditional land and sea Country of the Ngaro People.

The development of this new low impact walking track acknowledges the enduring connection and responsibility to Land, Sea and Sky Country as an integral element of the Ngaro peoples’ identity and culture. We welcome candidates from the Ngaro People and other Indigenous Australians to apply.


Quadric is a leading commercial construction company with a head office based in Brisbane. For over four decades, Quadric has successfully delivered a range of high-profile projects for clients across Queensland and wider Australia. The company has a team of over 100 industry professionals and tradespeople, who work together to deliver complete construction solutions that allow the client to maintain a degree of control and involvement throughout the project. At Quadric we specialised in logistically challenging projects, and the relish the opportunity to lend our expertise to this new project.


No experience is necessary, as this is an entry-level apprenticeship role

Completion of Year 12 is preferred and a minimum age of 18 years old.

Strong work ethic and willingness to learn on-the-job

Ability to work with a team as well as work and live remotely.

A positive attitude and an interest in wilderness locations.

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