Entry Level Talent Programs
At Transport, we’re dedicated to creating an efficient, world-class transport system. To do this, we need an innovative, diverse and skilled workforce to help us deliver key projects.
Transport’s Entry Level Talent Programs provide people with the opportunity to join our team as a Graduate, Cadet, Scholar or VET Cadet.
Our Graduate Program is a two-year development program, consisting of four six-month rotations. Rotations can be completed throughout the Transport cluster.
To be eligible for our Graduate Program, applicants must have completed* or be completing their final year of an undergraduate degree at university. Graduates with an overseas qualification must demonstrate that their degree has been officially recognised by the Australian Education International Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEINOOSR).
Applications for the Graduate Program open in March/April each year.
* Completed within two years of the Transport for NSW Graduate Program starting.
The Cadet Program is a one- to two-year development program. Cadets are placed in business areas related to their undergraduate qualification. Cadets are required to work a minimum of 14 hours a week during the university semester and 35 hours a week during university breaks.
To be eligible for the Cadet Program, applicants must be entering their penultimate or final year of their undergraduate degree at university.
Cadets may have the opportunity to stream into the Graduate Program once they complete the Cadet Program.
Applications for the Cadet Program open in May/June each year.
Our Scholar Program is a three- to five-year program. Scholars have the option to work 14 hours a week during the university semester and must work 35 hours a week during the university break.
Transport provides reimbursement for university fees at the end of each semester. Scholars must maintain a credit average to remain on the program.
To be eligible for the Scholar program, applicants must be entering their first or second year of their undergraduate degree at university.
Scholars may have the opportunity to stream into the Graduate Program once they complete the Scholar Program.
Applications for the Scholar Program open in May/June each year.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Cadet Program
Our VET Cadet Program is a two-year development program, for people from diverse backgrounds, looking to gain paid work experience whilst they undertake a Certificate IV in a related discipline such as business, surveying, IT or project management.
VET cadets are required to work up to 35 hours a week while studying their vocational qualification with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE.
VET Cadets will have the opportunity to apply for roles within Transport at the completion of the VET Cadet Program.
Applications for the VET Cadet Program open in September each year.
What makes our talent programs unique?
Opportunity to work across the Transport cluster including: Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and State Transit Authority (Sydney Buses)
Work to deliver key projects that impact the community e.g. Sydney Metro, Sydney Light Rail, Wynyard Station upgrade etc.
Tailored training and on-the-job development
Flexible working arrangements including flexible working hours and leave conditions
A range of placements across NSW including metropolitan and regional locations.
- Support for industry memberships e.g. Engineers Australia, CPA Australia etc.
How to apply
Potential applicants can apply for the Entry Level Talent Programs through the ‘I work for NSW’ website. Applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident at the time of application.
We invite applications from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to:
- Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Planning, Environmental, Telecommunications, Software and Surveying
- Management, Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Communications
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Technology (IT)
Register your interest in our Graduate, Scholar and Cadet Programs. When applications open, we will email you a friendly reminder so you can get started on your application. Learn more about our Talent Programs recruitment process.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Entry Level Talent Programs Team.