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, Sydney Metro 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
  • Work on real projects and cutting edge technology while learning from industry experts
  • Young Professionals Network (YPN) – networking and special monthly events
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexible working hours and leave conditions

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).
 
* 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.

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.

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.

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.

Applications for the 2020 Graduate Program are now closed.

Applications for the Surveying VET Cadets are now closed.

Support

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Entry Level Talent Programs Team.