Working at State Transit has a number of advantages, including free and discounted travel, stable employment as a NSW Government agency and a range of career options including bus drivers, fleet and maintenance roles, apprenticeships, and safety roles.
Variety of work
As a NSW Government agency, State Transit offers stable employment and a range of career options including; bus drivers, scheduling/rostering, Network Control Centre, fleet and maintenance, mechanic roles and apprenticeships, finance/IT, communications, HR, and safety roles.
Free and discounted travel
Full time and part time employees an are entitled to an employee Opal pass to travel free on government bus, rail and ferry services. They are also entitled to some free and discounted family state and interstate rail travel (conditions apply) including the Indian Pacific and Ghan.
Salary and conditions
The starting pay for drivers as of 1 January 2017 is $26.03 per hour ($989.50 per week) and $28.00 ($1064.20 per week) for drivers who have already obtained their Certificate III in Bus Operations.
Additional entitlements can include; shift penalties based on start/finish times and weekend and public holiday work, an allowance for driving articulated buses and special allowances for maintenance staff working at heights, in confined paces and with hazardous materials.
Our leave includes; four weeks annual leave with 20 per cent loading for shift workers and 17.5 per cent for non-shift workers; option to purchase up to an additional four weeks, accrued ‘additional days off’ (ADO's), two months long service leave after 10 years; access to carers, bereavement, parental, adoption and military service leave and career break (available after 5 years continuous service)
State Transit is a Registered Training Organisation and provides accredited, job-based training and assessment to ensure our drivers and apprentices achieve competencies to the national industry standard. Training and development assistance includes; Bus Operator Traineeships (two years full-time or three years part-time), Body Builder and Motor Mechanic Apprenticeships (four years full time), study assistance and leave
Health and well-being
Our staff’s health and well-being is important to us and benefits include; free yearly flu vaccinations, free Employee Assistance Program including phone and face to face counselling, free annual health checks, government Fitness Passport program (discounted gym memberships)
Benefits for Apprentices
We like to foster our own talent and there are a number of special benefits; tools, uniforms and PPE, TAFE fees for apprentices paid upfront, reimbursement for TAFE learning materials and textbooks, access to the Commonwealth Government's Trade Support Loan Scheme which supports apprentices with the cost of living and other incidental learning expenses (Australian Apprenticeships website), opportunity to become a permanent tradesperson through a merit selection process conducted within 12 months of completion.