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Trainee Intercity Train Driver - Central Depot 2023

Organisation/Entity:  NSW Trains
Job Category:  Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
Job Location: 

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Job Ref No:  83513
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $1582.75-$1582.75


About us


NSW TrainLink helps connect customers all over NSW and beyond. Our intercity and regional network of trains and coaches provide valuable links between regional and metropolitan centres across NSW and between neighbouring states and territories.

Our services support thriving regional communities and economies by helping people access the things that are important to them and by bringing visitors to our stunning regions. And it's all thanks to our dedicated and passionate team from right across NSW, who work together to make more than 32.6 million customer journeys happen every year.


A career that takes you places 


  • Are you looking for a new career as a Train Driver that puts you at the centre of customer service and connecting communities across the state?
  • Want to undertake a fully paid intensive training course using cutting edge Train Simulators and be provided with mentoring and support?
  • Want to earn a starting salary from $1,582.75 per week + 10.5% superannuation + leave loading + shift allowances?


You might be just the person we need. NSW TrainLink is looking for customer focused, tech savvy and safety minded people from all walks of life to join us as Trainee Intercity Train Drivers for Central Depot. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that keeps NSW moving!  


What’s in it for you?   


  • Permanent full-time role with fully paid training. This will be a combination of classroom and on-the-job training where you will come into contact with highly experienced qualified trainers and a range of high-tech train simulators.
  • You’ll be making a valued contribution to your community by ensuring our customers get to their destination safely and on time.
  • Competitive benefits, a dynamic work environment and ongoing learning and development opportunities.
  • Free travel on NSW Government trains, buses and ferries.


Have you got what it takes? 


Please be aware that our approximate 12-month intensive training program runs to a tight schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Leave breaks are built into the program. With such an extensive and tightly scheduled program, it is not possible to accommodate for extended leave outside of the annual leave allocated. In addition to working a 24/7 rotating roster across evenings, weekends and public holidays, you will also commit to studying various challenging topics including train operating systems, understanding signals in the network, safeworking and emergency procedures.  

If you are already a qualified Train Driver, we also want to hear from you! Your pathway through this training may be accelerated. 


Want to know more?  


This will be a highly competitive recruitment process where we want to see that you understand the role. Please download and read the Position Description and the Train Driver Information Pack before applying. You will be assessed on your understanding of the Position Description and Train Driver Information Pack contents in your written application.   




For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. To be considered for this role you must be 18+ years of age.  This is a Trainee position, and all training will be provided. You do not need previous work experience in the rail industry to apply. 


This is a highly sought-after role. As part of the application process, you will be required to answer all pre-screening questions. Due to the competitive nature, we will be looking for responses that are comprehensive, well-articulated and stand out from the crowd. As a thriving organisation with many depots across the state, we will be asking you to indicate your preference for a future work location as part of your application process. 


Apply now! 


To apply, please click on ‘Apply Online’.  Applications sent via email will not be considered. 


Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 4th June 2023


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 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 are proud to be recognised as a FlexReady Certified employer for our flexible work policies, offerings and practices. 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 Rachel Molloy at RACHEL.MOLLOY@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.
Learn more about how Transport supports people with disability and those providing care via Transport Careers 
Supporting People with Disability page.

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