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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Targeted - Trainee Train Guard

Organisation/Entity:  Sydney Trains
Job Category:  Rail Operations
Job Location: 

Petersham, NSW, AU, 2049

Job Ref No:  66861
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $1310.3-$1310.3

About Us


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.



The Opportunity


Sydney Trains is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and safety focused people to join our team as Trainee Train Guards. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that serves over 1.3 million customers per day, keeping Sydney connected with work, school, vital services and loved ones.


As a Train Guard, you’ll be making a valued contribution to your community while getting hands on with innovative ways of working and cutting-edge technologies.



Training Program


Successful applicants will undertake an intensive 6 month training program where you will develop the broad range of skills required of a Train Guard. This will be a combination of classroom and on-the-job training.


There is a lot to learn so we are looking for bright sparks who will soak up large amounts of information like safety procedures, network maps and contingency plans and apply them under high pressure conditions.


Please be aware that our training program runs to a tight schedule that includes evenings and weekends.



About you


You proudly identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. You are an energetic and determined individual who enjoys delivering exceptional customer experiences in a constantly changing environment where no two days are ever quite the same. You approach challenging situations with a level head and appositive attitude.


“Every day is different and it’s also very sociable. As well as meeting customers there are around 2,500 train crew members and there’s a real sense that we’re all in this together helping Sydneysiders get around our great city.”



Want to know more?


Please download and read the Position Description and the Train Guard Information Pack before applying. You will be assessed on your understanding of the role in your application.


Click here to view a short video with trainee tips to help you decide if this role is right for you.



Salary and benefits


Starting salary is from $1,310.30 per week + 10% superannuation + leave loading + shift allowances.

Sydney Trains offers its employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and work-life balance. Other benefits include:


  • Free travel on Government trains, buses and ferries
  • Employee health and wellbeing programs
  • Access to training, learning and career progression opportunities 


Please note before applying:


This will be a highly competitive recruitment process where we want to see that you understand the role and how it would impact you if you were successful. Please take the time to read this advertisement and the Train Guard Information Pack before commencing an application.


For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. To be considered for these roles you must be 18 years of age. We will be using this recruitment campaign to fill a limited number of Trainee Train Guard positions and not all candidates will be contacted.




Joining Sydney Trains, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a dynamic work environment like no other.


Don’t miss out! Apply today to register your interest. 


Applications closing: 11:59pm, Sunday 29th January 2023.

We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

For any enquiries, please email Dyanna Hernandez at DYANNA.HERNANDEZ@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

Apply today to register your interest!

Take a look at our application tips video series for plenty of great information on navigating and acing the application and recruitment process with Sydney Trains.

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