Entry Level Talent Programs

    Transport’s Entry Level Talent Programs provide people with the opportunity to join our team as a Graduate, Cadet, Scholar or VET Cadet.

    Successful applicants can work across the cluster at Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and State Transit Authority (Sydney Buses) across NSW, including metropolitan and regional locations.
     
    As well as helping to deliver key projects and services that impact on the community, you will benefit from:

    • Tailored training and on-the-job development
    • Flexible working arrangements including flexible working hours and leave conditions
    • Support for industry memberships e.g. Engineers Australia, CPA Australia etc. 

    Our programs

    Graduate program

    A two-year development program, consisting of four 6-month rotations.
    Rotations can be completed throughout the Transport cluster.
     
    Eligibility: 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 open in March/April each year.
     
    * Completed within two years of the Transport for NSW Graduate Program starting.
     
    Cadet program

    A one- to two-year development program that sees cadets are placed in business areas related to their undergraduate qualification.

    Cadets work a minimum of 14 hours a week during the university semester and 35 hours a week during university breaks.

    Cadets may have the opportunity to stream into the Graduate Program.
     
    Eligibility: Applicants must be entering their penultimate or final year of their undergraduate degree at university.

    Applications open in May/June each year.
     
    Scholar program

    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.

    Scholars may have the opportunity to stream into the Graduate Program.
     
    Eligibility: Applicants must be entering the first or second year of their undergraduate degree at university.

    Applications open in May/June each year.
     
    VET (Vocational Education and Training) Cadet program

    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 open in September each year.

    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:

    • Engineering – Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Planning, Environmental, Telecommunications, Software and Surveying
    • Business – Management, Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Communications
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Technology (IT)

    You can register your interest in our graduate, scholar and cadet programs and when applications open, we will email you a friendly reminder so you can get started on your submission.

    Learn more about our Talent Programs recruitment process.
     
    Support
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Entry Level Talent Programs Team.