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Bus operators

Keep our customers moving! To learn how to become a bus operator with State Transit, visit our online recruitment portal.

You can follow up the progress of your application by contacting the Transport for NSW Talent Team at

For everything you need to know about becoming a Bus Operator, download our Bus Operator Information Pack (PDF, 6.56 MB).

Maintenance roles

State Transit prides itself on having the highest skilled trade staff in the industry. However tradespeople are only one part of the story! There are a wide variety of roles that make up our maintenance team including:

  • Engineering Repair (Trade) Assistants
  • Leading Hands (Trade Supervisors)
  • Service Coordinators & Managers
  • Fuelling
  • Inventory and supply roles
  • Asset security roles
  • Fleet operations roles
  • Operational infrastructure roles

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Corporate roles

Our Bus Operators don't do it all on their own! There is an amazing team of business and operational support professionals that sits behind our operation that enables State Transit to deliver the best possible service to our customers, day in, day out. We offer opportunities across a broad range of work including:

  • Communications
  • Safety Management
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Contract Management
  • Executives Support

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Operational roles

Our operational roles include:

  • Depot Management
  • Staff Supervision and Duty Management
  • Service Scheduling & Rostering
  • Traffic and Services Management
  • Business Management
  • Network Control Centre
  • Operational Infrastructure Management
  • Finance and Administration Support
  • Bus Operator Training

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Apprenticeships are usually advertised in November each year via I Work for NSW. You can set up an email alert to notify you when the next recruitment round is underway.

We recommend that you read through the Apprenticeships Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 214.89 KB) before applying, which details eligibility and training requirements.

Graduates and Cadets

Graduate and Cadet positions are usually advertised in March of each year via I Work for NSW. You can set up an email alert to notify you when the next recruitment round is underway.

Transport for NSW offers programs for motivated Graduates, Cadets and Scholars across a range of different disciplines including:

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Policy
  • Law
  • Communications

Gain the opportunity to work across some of NSW's leading public transport agencies such as Roads and Maritime Services, Sydney Trains, NSW Trains, State Transit and the Transport Management Centre.

Find out more about Transport for NSW's Talent Programs.

For more information about the types of Graduate Programs and Cadetships offered across the Transport Cluster, visit Transport for NSW or email