Talent Programs Recruitment Process

There are six steps in the application process for the Graduate, Cadet and Scholar Program.

There are six steps in the application process for Graduate, Cadet and Scholar Program

There are six steps in the application process for Graduate, Cadet and Scholar Program. A modified application process applies for the VET cadet and Aboriginal HSC Scholar Program

  1. Online application
  2. Online assessment
  3. Virtual video interview
  4. Multiple mini interviews/assessment centre
  5. Pre-employment checks
  6. Offer

Online Application

You’ll be asked to fill out an online application. From there we will proceed to shortlist candidates based on your responses to pre-selected questions, and if you’re successful your application will proceed to further assessment.

To complete the online application, you’ll need to provide

  • Personal information, including your address and contact details
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript
  • Information about your industry experience and other work-related skills
  • Your resume
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • Contact details for two referees

Online assessment

Successful applicants will be invited to complete an online assessment. The assessment determines your suitability for the role and measures a number of other job-related factors. The online assessment will test your abstract reasoning, verbal and numerical analysis skills.

Virtual video Interview

All candidates who pass the online testing will have the opportunity to showcase yourself and sell your personality and skills with the use of technology. Successful candidates will be sent information to download a video interview app where you will need to answer a series of questions relating to your degree, motivations and experience.

Multiple Mini interviews/Assessment centre

All candidates who pass the virtual video interview will be invited to partake in a series of Multi-Mini-Interviews (MMI). The MMIs and assessment centre will allow you to demonstrate a variety of capabilities outlined in the position description that will be required for the role along with your skills and strengths. During this time you will have the opportunity to learn more about the role and Transport for NSW and meet with business representatives. You must attend assessment in your preferred work location. Candidates who express a preference for regional placement will undertake a similar process and may include a panel interview due to smaller groups of applicants.

Pre-employment checks

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to undertake a series of pre-employment checks including criminal checks and a medical assessment


If you are successful at the final stage of our process, subject to business requirements you will be placed in the stream/discipline that you specify at the time of applying. You will then be contacted and a written offer of employment will be forwarded to you. If you have any questions about our offer or about working at Transport for NSW, we encourage you to contact our Talent Programs Team at talentprograms@transport.nsw.gov.au