Transport for NSW Graduate Programs & Internships

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Jobs and Opportunities

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Entry Level Jobs

Sydney

Operations
and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Operations
  • Transport

With customer demand for our train services continuing to rise, we’re looking for the next generation of Train Guards to help deliver safe and fast travel for our customers - now and into the future. People without prior experience are welcome to apply

Closing in 2 months

Entry Level Jobs

Richmond
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Richmond
  • Sydney
Customer Service
and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Customer Service
  • Retail

As a Part-Time Customer Service Attendant, you will be a valued member of our Sydney Trains team. Exceptional customer service and safety will be at the centre of your priorities. This role will see you take on responsibilities such as (not limited to) flagging trains and using high-tech equipment.

Hybrid remote
Closing in a year

Graduate Jobs

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Accounting
and 55 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Studies
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Geology
  • Government
  • Health
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Operations
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Are you a recent or soon-to-be university graduate? Our Graduate Program could be for you. This is an 18-month full time program which consists of three, six-month rotations across Transport.

Hybrid remote
Closing in a year

Internships

Regional New South Wales
and 1 other

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Accounting
and 55 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Studies
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Geology
  • Government
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Operations
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Are you a current university student? Our Cadet Program could be for you. You'll get hands-on experience contributing to work that has a positive impact on NSW customers and communities, while learning from industry experts.

Life & Culture

We are building a culture where all employees are valued, inspired and supported. It's important to us that our workplace is flexible, agile, innovative and diverse.

Life and Culture

Values

Customer Focus

We place the customer at the centre of everything we do

Collaboration

We value each other and create better outcomes by working together

Integrity

We take responsibility and communicate openly

Safety

We prioritise safety for our people and our customers

Solutions

We deliver sustainable and innovative solutions to NSW's transport needs

 

Perks & Benefits

Work on challenging and rewarding projects with industry networks that make a real difference to communities across the state

Access to learning and development programs, such as mentoring, soft skill development workshops, technical training and networking events

Work-life balance looks different to everyone so we offer workplace flexibility policies that are, well ... flexible. That might mean working remotely some days, having the option to start and finish earlier or later or allocating extra hours you've worked to a day off from time to time

Competitive salary package, plus superannuation and benefits. Ongoing opportunities for permanent employment

Inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued, we welcome people of all backgrounds, experiences and abilities

You can read more about our fabulous Career Accelerator Programs here.

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Cadet Program

Scholar Program

VET Cadet Program

Aboriginal HSC Scholar

Humanitarian Cadet Program

I'm a Future Graduate

Are you a recent or soon-to-be university graduate? Our Graduate Program could be for you.

Details 

This is an 18-month full time program which consists of three, six-month rotations across Transport. Opportunities are available across metropolitan and regional NSW, including Sydney, Grafton, Newcastle, Parkes, Nowra and Wagga Wagga. 

Disciplines 

We have opportunities for a range of disciplines, including but not limited to, Engineering, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Project Management, Commercial and Business.

Work Conditions 

You will work Monday to Friday a minimum of 35 hours a week. Depending on your placement you may have the opportunity to work flexibly. This could mean working staggered hours, using additional hours towards a day off, or working from home. Graduates receive an annual salary at Transport Grade 4.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, you must have recently completed your university undergraduate degree or be in your final year of study. At the time of commencing the Graduate program, you must have completed all your course requirements. The program usually starts in January each year.

You must also have Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent residency.

I’m a Future Cadet

Are you a current university student? Our Cadet Program could be for you. 

Details 

This is a one-to-two year program with exposure to a range of work and projects across the organisation. Opportunities are available across metropolitan and regional NSW, including Sydney, Grafton, Newcastle, Parkes, Nowra and Wagga Wagga.

Disciplines 

We have opportunities for a range of disciplines, including but not limited to, Engineering, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Project Management, Commercial and Business.

Work Conditions 

Cadets attend university full time whilst working flexible hours Monday to Friday, a minimum of 14 hours a week during semester/trimester. Cadets work a minimum of 35 hours a week during university breaks. Cadets receive an annual salary at Transport Grade 1.

Eligibility 

To be eligible to apply, you must be entering your penultimate or final year of a university undergraduate degree at the time of starting the Cadet Program. The program usually starts in January each year. You must also be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or have Australian permanent residency.

I'm a Future VET Cadet

Want to get paid to make a difference in the community and kick-start your career? This opportunity is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Our VET Cadet Program could be for you.

Details

This two-year program is an opportunity to work and study at the same time. Alongside your fellow VET Cadets, you’ll study for a Certificate IV qualification in Business, Project Management or Information Technology with a nationally accredited training organisation. All course fees are covered by us. We’ve also built some time into the program to help you balance your classes and complete coursework during work hours. You’ll be placed in one team for the duration of the program, where you’ll get exposure to a range of different tasks and projects.

About You  

We’re looking for people who want to make a difference and are interested in what we do at Transport for NSW. No previous work experience is necessary – we’ll provide you with all the training and support you need.

Work Conditions 

You will be required to work Monday to Friday, for a minimum of 35 hours a week. VET Cadets receive an annual salary at Transport Grade 1a.

Eligibility 

To be eligible to apply, you must identify as and be accepted as an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander person. The program start date will be approximately three months from when you submit your application.

I'm a Future Aboriginal HSC Scholar

Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student entering Year 11 or 12 next year and thinking about your potential career options – perhaps with Transport for NSW? Our Aboriginal HSC Scholarship Program could be for you. 

Details 

The program is up to two years depending on when you start. It offers two weeks of structured work experience each year and $2,500 (per annum) approved expenses to support you in your studies and achieve your goals. There is also mentoring through our professional team for the duration of the program. 

About You  

We’re looking for students who are interested in progressing their career with Transport for NSW, studying a minimum of English Standard and General Mathematics and enrolled in elective subjects relevant to Transport for NSW career opportunities.

Eligibility 

To be eligible to apply, you must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and be enrolled as a current HSC student. You must demonstrate good school attendance and behaviours. You may be one of our future Transport leaders in the making.

I'm a Future Humanitarian Cadet

Our Humanitarian Cadet Program could be for you. 

Details 

Our Humanitarian Program is a 12-month program for newly-arrived refugees to obtain paid Australian work experience in areas relevant to their existing qualifications and skills. Opportunities are available across metropolitan and regional NSW.

About You  

We’re looking for people who want to make a difference and are interested in what we do at Transport for NSW. 

Work Conditions 

You will be required to work Monday to Friday, for a minimum of 35 hours a week. Humanitarian Cadets receive an annual salary at Transport Grade 1a.

Program Support

We’re building the future for people of New South Wales, and we want to be there to support you as you build yours.

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Placement Manager

When you join our Career Accelerator Programs you’ll be introduced to your Placement Manager who’ll work within your allocated team. They’ll support you by assigning you suitable work, helping you build relationships across the business, providing technical experience and development and goal-making advice, signing timesheets, and answering any questions you have along the way. 

Program Associate 

You’ll also be supported by a Program Associate. They’ll help with allocating you to suitable teams for your placements, setting up mock-interviews, and supporting you when you’re applying for ongoing roles towards the end of your program. They’ll also be there to answer any program related questions, offer coaching support and advice and check in regularly to see how you’re going. 

Both your Placement Manager and Program Associate work together to provide you with a positive program experience. 

Application Process

The application process varies from program to program. Yours may involve some or all of the below steps.

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Put your best foot forward in your application and interview

Before submitting your application, make sure you:

Do your research 

Jump online and read up on Transport for NSW. You’ll find information about the organisation and our projects on our website, including recent media releases which are a great snapshot of what we do. This will also help you decide if we’re the right fit for you.

Update your resume

Make sure it states your career objectives and the skills you are hoping to build, details your current and past studies, shows your employment history (if you have worked before), and includes your contact details.

Draft your responses online

Compose your answers to the application questions in a separate document first, and check your spelling and grammar before you upload it to the online form in the application portal.

Diversity and Inclusion

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We’re diverse because you’re diverse

Transport for NSW is deeply committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where our people can be their whole selves at work. We champion people of all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, family statuses and lived experiences. Here we celebrate what sets us apart because it brings us together and moves us forward.

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We’ve developed a range of initiatives that support and develop great people from diverse backgrounds, and encourage a culture built on respect. These include: 

  • Gender-balanced interview lists and panels in the recruitment process
  • Measure the success of how we support the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, and women in underrepresented roles
  • Accelerating progress for gender equality through the Male Champions of Change Program and our employee reference group, the WiSE Network (Women in STEM and Construction Network)
  • Closely monitoring and reporting on gender pay equity
  • Delivering our Reconciliation Action Plan to bring about better employment, economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Striving for 50:50 gender representation across our Career Accelerator Programs
  • Reducing barriers for employment through our Jobs for People with Disability Action Plan

LGBTIQ+

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We’re diverse because you’re diverse

Inclusion means valuing and supporting all of our employees, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and people with other gender identities and sexual orientations. Our Ally Employee Network plays an important role in advocating for diversity to ensure our workplace is safe and inclusive for everyone. Each year, Transport promotes awareness through a number of events and programs, including Mardi Gras, Wear it Purple Day and International Day Against Homophobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

Gender Equality

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We’re diverse because you’re diverse

Transport has a longstanding commitment to driving gender equality across our organisation, empowering people of all genders to have access to the same opportunities.

To help achieve this, we have a focus on attracting, retaining and developing people of all genders. We have gender targets that we track and monitor progress on a monthly basis, we have a requirement for gender-balanced interview lists, we review our role descriptions and job ads to identify any biased language or pre-requisites, and we encourage flexible ways of working as a key enabler. We also strive for 50:50 gender representation across our Career Accelerator Programs.

Transport is also a member of the Male Champions of Change Program to accelerate progress for gender equality. Our employee reference group, the WiSE Network (Women in STEM and Construction Network), also plays an important role in connecting and supporting women, providing guidance to help attract and retain and build a pipeline from students to future leaders.

There are also a variety of programs, events and initiatives for all to be involved in and support gender equality.

People living with a Disability

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We’re diverse because you’re diverse

We continue to reduce and eliminate the barriers preventing employees and customers from actively participating in employment, education, recreation and community life. We understand a disability can be visible and invisible and actively provide support and guidance for those living with a disability and those providing care. Our Disability Employee Network, Enabled Network, provides a voice to people who have lived experience of disability and help inform so that we are truly an inclusive employer and is the largest public sector DEN network. Each year, Transport promotes awareness through events and programs, including International Day of People with a Disability, Mental Health Awareness Week and RUOK Day. We also provide reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process and working arrangements to provide for greater equality.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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We’re diverse because you’re diverse

Many of the Transport routes we use today - from rail lines, to roads, to water crossings – follow the traditional Songlines, trade routes and ceremonial paths that our nation’s First Peoples followed for tens of thousands of years. We are committed to working towards reconciliation and continue to recognise the spiritual connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is the largest of its type and will bring about better employment, economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples.

Read more about the important steps we are taking to better support our people and communities. We have a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and are committed to having more people join us and become an integral part of the Transport family.

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