Trainee Train Driver

Organisation/Entity:  Sydney Trains
Job category:  Rail Operations
Job location: 

Petersham, NSW, AU, 2049

Job reference number:  91998
Employment type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary range:  $1510.45-$1654.7

You want to play a part in making NSW a better place to work, live and travel.


Every day will be different, and you’ll thrive in the fast-paced environment that will see you embedded in our frontline, connecting with millions of people from across NSW.

In this role, you'll:


  • Develop skills and capabilities to become a qualified Train Driver through our paid 12-month intensive training program.
  • You’ll learn how to safely operate a train and manage a variety of work scenarios through a combination of on-the-job and classroom/train simulation training.
  • Receive ongoing mentoring and support from your dedicated Driver Trainer and experienced team members and get to know other trainees in your training school cohort.


While the path to becoming a Train Driver is dynamic and rewarding, our Trainee program also reflects the work conditions and personal commitment it takes to help Sydney Trains run its network 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your training schedule will include early mornings, evenings, and weekends. You’ll need to be willing to take on extra study outside of your training schedule to prepare for ongoing assessments.


For more information on this position and business unit, view the role description for this position and read through our candidate information pack to learn more about the role, working with Sydney Trains and the recruitment process.


Do you want to experience a Day in the life of a Trainee Train Driver? click here


About you


We’re looking for candidates keen to learn the ropes of becoming a Train Driver who are prepared to commit to a demanding training schedule and further study to achieve program learning outcomes.


People without prior experience are welcome to apply.


Who we are

Transport for NSW provides a safe, integrated, and efficient transport system. We connect people, communities and industry every day.

At Sydney Trains, our rail services keep Sydney moving by putting our customers at the centre of everything we do. We work with our local communities to deliver safe, timely and efficient rail services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our trains and network are evolving to meet the needs of our customers now and well into the future. We’re continuing to integrate technological innovations that help us deliver a smarter and more sustainable network. #tccsj


Join us


Our workforce is as diverse as the community we serve. If you’d like further information on our inclusion and diversity initiatives, visit Transport careers.


We offer a wide range of employee benefits, like free travel accross NSW Public Transport and 5 weeks annual leave per year.


This is an in-person, on-site role.


What are you waiting for…? Connect with us.  Apply now!


Applications close: 11:59 pm  Sunday 10th March 2024


** Please note, on-line applications will only be accepted, no direct resumes will be accepted. **


For more information about this role, please contact ANGELA.PETROU@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.


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