Apprentice and Trainee Programs

Earn while you learn and complete a nationally recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable hands on experience with Transport for NSW!

The Apprentice and Trainee programs offer a great opportunity for you to begin your career in Transport. These programs generally last 2-4 years and allow applicants to grow their skills and knowledge ‘on the job’. 

If you’d like to know more about our Programs, please check out our Apprentice and Trainee Programs brochure (PDF, 2.99 MB) which includes rate of pay, stipulates where our opportunities lie and explains our recruitment process in greater detail.

Our programs

We hire across NSW and offer the following programs:

Business Traineeship

  • 2 year development Program specialising in project support for local projects and managers
  • Complete a Certificate IV in Business

Civil Construction Apprenticeship

  • 3 year development Program specialising in civil construction work such as the maintenance of roads and pavements, working with draining, concreting and much more. Along with the development of skills and competency’s  specialising in the line marking of NSW roads and signage jobs
  • Complete a Certificate III in Civil Construction

Bridge Carpentry Apprenticeship

  • 3 year development Program specialising in bridge carpentry, including working on steel and concrete bridges
  • Complete a Certificate III in Falsework and Formwork 

Heavy Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeship

  • 4 year Trade certified development Program specialising in heavy diesel mechanics, including the maintenance and repair of trucks, fixed plant and other commercial vehicles
  • Complete a Certificate III in Automotive Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Electrical Apprenticeship

  • 4 year Trade certified development Program specialising in Electrical Trade, including learning to install, test and repair electrical systems and work on live projects including signals.
  • Complete a Certificate III in Electro Technology 

Project Management Traineeship

  • 2 year development program relating to managing and delivering project life cycles into real life situations and projects that positively impact the community of NSW
  • Complete a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice 

Interested in applying?

Applications open on Thursday 5th of August and will close on Sunday 22nd of August, our recruitment process is as follows:

  1. Online Application
  2. Online Numeracy and Literary Testing
  3. Video Question Interview
  4. Video Interviews
  5. Pre-employment Checks
  6. Offers of employment to successful candidates

How to apply

To apply, visit the Transport job board to find apprentice and trainee positions in your area.

If you have an enquiry, or would like to know more, please reach out to apprenticeandtrainee@transport.nsw.gov.au