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What is the Queensland Rail Graduate Program?

Queensland Rail’s Graduate Program is a two-year, rotational program that will support your professional development and grow your technical and leadership skills for the future.

Our program offer graduates an exciting and challenging future in a safe, fast-paced environment where people are committed to delivering quality service and growing their careers. Queensland Rail offers several different discipline-specific graduate programs to support your learning and development in your chosen field of expertise. Further information about the different program streams is available on our website.

What skills will I develop?

Our program engages our graduates in meaningful and productive work, while providing them with an opportunity to apply and test their theoretical knowledge from university. We are always seeking ideas on how to improve our processes and systems through smarter thinking and innovative design, which is what we encourage and seek from all of our graduates.

The Queensland Rail Graduate Program is underpinned by a professional skills development program. Participating in this program means that graduates will not only gain practical skills and experience, but also gain soft skills which are essential for anyone aspiring to be a capable and well-rounded professional.

When does the program commence?

Our Graduate Program will commence in February 2021.

Who is eligible to apply?

General business graduate roles are open to graduates who have obtained a Bachelor degree in any discipline within the last two to three years.

Engineering graduates will have obtained a Bachelor degree in engineering in the last two or three years.

What is the pay and superannuation?

You will receive a competitive salary circa $63,250.00 which will be reviewed annually based on performance.

QSuper is the compulsory superannuation provider for all Queensland Rail employees. Queensland Rail will make an employer contribution up to 12.75% based on a 5% employee contribution.

Or you can reduce your contribution to as low as 2% of your salary and receive the corresponding lower level of employer contributions. Other benefits include leave loading, paid parental leave, flexible working opportunities, scheduled pay increases, annual leave buy-out schemes, salary sacrificing and free rail travel when travelling to and from work on the Citytrain network.

What happens at the end of the two-year program?

The Graduate Program will give you a broad understanding of Queensland Rail’s operations, and an opportunity to develop a wide personal network of professionals across the company.

The Graduate positions offered through the Engineering and Citytrain programs are permanent positions within Queensland Rail. Graduates who have completed their rotation program will receive ongoing development opportunities to further your career within Queensland Rail.

All Queensland Rail employees are also able to apply for internal vacancies which can lead to a wide variety of career pathways and opportunities to meet your career aspirations.

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