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Bridge Construction and Maintenance Apprentice - Wagga Wagga (Aboriginal Targeted) ASAP Start

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Trades & Services
Job Location: 

Wagga Wagga, NSW, AU, 2650

Job Ref No:  74719
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $627.9-$1126.7

Do you proudly identify as Aboriginal?   


Bridge Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship immediate opportunity at Wagga Wagga - Join Transport for NSW now!    


Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated and efficient transport systems. We put our customers at the centre of everything we do – and we do a lot. We connect people, communities and industry and manage how they use our road, rail and maritime networks and services, and even active modes like walking and cycling. The work we do connects the journeys you take every day.  


We are a state government organisation made up of more than 28,000 people and we're in the middle of delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia's history. We work across planning, policy and procurement, harnessing data and technology to develop smarter and more adaptive transport solutions. 

About the team 


Our Regional and Outer Metropolitan division is focused on understanding the particular needs of regional communities across NSW and delivering customer-centred integrated transport services and infrastructure. 


What’s on offer? 


Make a real difference to your community through once-in-a-generation experience across various projects across Regional NSW: 


  • 3 year fixed term full-time Bridge Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship  

  • Obtain a Certificate 3 in Civil Construction (Bridge construction and Maintenance) through TAFE 

  • Complete a structured block-release training program 

  • Experience working on bridge construction and maintenance projects 


About you


You’re a team player, with a great attitude and hold yourself accountable for doing your best in school, work and play. You enthusiastically seek out new opportunities to learn and have a good grip on your time management and prioritisation skills. You also have: 


  • Proudly identify and are accepted as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander  

  • No hesitations working at heights, in confined spaces or within live traffic as required in the role 

  • Completed Year 10 OR hold a Record of School Achievement (RoSA) OR equivalent 

  • Proven basic computer literacy 

  • Possess OR are in the process of obtaining C class drivers licence  

  • You are able to commence full time employment around September / October 2022 

  • Understand the role will require you to organise your own transport to the depot, so reliable transport is a must 


Make sure you take a chance to review the Bridge Construction and Maintenance Apprentice role description, and information pack before applying. 


How much you will earn 


You will be paid based on your age (under 21 vs 21 and over) as per the RMS Wages Award. Please see details below of the wage guide: 


Bridge Construction and Maintenance Apprentice: 


Apprentice 1st Year: $627.90/week ($16.52/hour) 

Adult Apprentice: $1126.70/week ($29.65/hour) 


What are you waiting for? 


Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!  


How to apply 


If you are 16 years of age or over, you can apply today! 


Whether you're a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult simply wishing to change careers this is the perfect opportunity, so don't miss out. 


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.


Applications close: 11.59pm Monday 22 August 2022 


We take the WH&S and the management of fatigue of our employees seriously. Therefore, to be successful in this role it is a requirement that you must reside within a reasonable distance from your identified Headquarters/depot.  


Additional information 


This is a targeted role for Aboriginal people as per [Transport’s ADB exemption 2016 / GSE rule 26]. We welcome applicants as part of our commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse organisation where all people belong and have the opportunity to thrive. 


Supporting Aboriginal people at Transport  


We achieve our goals as an organisation by supporting our Aboriginal employees and their career development goals. Here at Transport, we do this through organisation-wide strategies, including our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP outlines practical actions for developing relationships with Aboriginal people, engaging our people in reconciliation and creating long-term career opportunities for Aboriginal people.  


Aboriginal people at Transport are invited to join dedicated professional communities including Aboriginal staff Yarn ups and the Aboriginal Employee Network. These forums create opportunities for Aboriginal colleagues to connect, share and learn in a culturally safe space. Our Aboriginal Cultural Education program is also open to all Transport people to bring about a deeper understanding of Aboriginal customers, colleagues, and communities throughout our organisation.  


Transport’s Aboriginal Employment Unit is run by a dedicated team of Aboriginal employees, to support the employee experiences of Aboriginal people working at Transport or considering joining a job with us.  


Right now, Transport employs over 700 Aboriginal people who make up 2.3% of our overall workforce. We’re on track to increase Aboriginal representation at Transport to 3% and increase the number of Aboriginal people in senior leadership roles by 2025. In our regional divisions, Aboriginal people represent 5.4% of the total workforce. 


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 Karen Rayner at KAREN.RAYNER@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.


If you have any questions that have not been covered by the information pack, or role description, please contact for assistance. 


For Aboriginal specific information regarding working with Transport for NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems, please email 


Find out more (or refer a friend!) to some of our other available Apprentice and Traineeships at Transport for NSW


Apply today to register your interest! 

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


* includes Torres Strait Islander people. 


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