Expression of Interest - Apprentice and Traineeship Programs (2025 Intake)

Organisation/Entity:  Department Of Transport
Job category:  Trades & Services
Job location: 

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000 Parkes, NSW, AU, 2870 Cooma, NSW, AU, 2630 Tweed Heads, NSW, AU, 2485 Dubbo, NSW, AU, 2830 Hay, NSW, AU, 2711 Auburn, NSW, AU, 2144 Grafton, NSW, AU, 2460 Clyde, NSW, AU, 2142 Coffs Harbour, NSW, AU, 2450 Hamilton, NSW, AU, 2303 Narrandera, NSW, AU, 2700 Wagga Wagga, NSW, AU, 2650

Job reference number:  92714
Employment type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary range:  $618.8-$1151.1

You crave a career that pushes you, where you'll meet challenges head-on, and you're guaranteed to grow.


You’re ready to begin your career in an organisation passionate about helping you learn, grow and succeed.


In this role


Whether you're a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or you’re looking for a change, our apprentice and trainee programs will help you set yourself up for a long-term career in your chosen trade discipline.


You'll learn a trade and work towards a nationally accredited qualification while you work full-time.


Possible trades/disciplines include:

  • Telecommunications
  • Signal Electrical/ Electrical
  • Substations
  • Rail Traction
  • Rail Maintainers (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Bridge Construction and Maintenance
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Business
  • Operational Management Systems
  • Marketing and communications
  • Painting and Blasting
  • Civil Construction
  • Heavy Diesel Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Project Management
  • Finance

Learn more about the Transport for NSW Apprentice and Trainee Programs and Sydney Trains Apprenticeship Program.


About you


You’re keen to learn a new trade and can commit to the on-the-job and formal learning requirements. You enjoy collaborating and working towards a common purpose with others and can communicate openly with your team members and leaders. You’re also accountable in terms of prioritising work and managing your time to make sure you carry out all your work and study commitments to a high standard.


Essential requirements


  • You’re an Australian/NZ citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident
  • You’re available to commence full-time employment in January 2025
  • You currently hold a Class C Drivers License or are in the process of obtaining one by January 2025
  • As some travel is required, you must have reliable transport to travel to the office/depot and field-based work locations
  • You’re comfortable with working at heights, in confined spaces or in live traffic environments
  • You’re willing to work outside regular working hours including nights and weekends as required
  • You can demonstrate basic computer literacy.


Who we are


Transport for NSW provide a safe, integrated and efficient Transport System. We connect people, community and industry everyday.


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.


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 our award-winning flexible and hybrid work options.


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



Expressions of interest are open until 11:59 PM, Sunday 14 July 2024.



Select ‘apply’ and complete all required fields in the online form to submit your expression of interest.


By expressing your interest, you’re signing up for email notifications so that our talent team can let you know when trainee and apprentice programs are open for applications throughout July and August 2024. When applications open, you’ll need to apply by submitting your resume and completing all sections of the online application form. Successful applicants will commence in January 2025.


For more information about this role, please contact


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