Sydney Trains Apprentices

Information on Apprenticeships and the recruitment process

Join the team that keeps Sydney moving!

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in a boom industry, there’s never been a better time to join the rail industry. Sydney Trains is the biggest passenger rail operator and maintainer in Australia and is the training ground for the NSW rail industry.

Sydney Trains offers a range of apprenticeships in the electrical, telecommunications and mechanical engineering trades.

As a Sydney Trains apprentice, you’ll have access to a wealth of experience, a workforce that takes pride in its work, and a culture of collaboration and innovation.

You’ll gain nationally recognised trade qualifications with opportunities to further develop your career post trade.

Our apprentices enjoy the benefits of flexible rosters that promote work/life balance, safe work environments, specialist industry training, and generous salaries.

A Sydney Trains apprenticeship is your opportunity to gain the skills and experience that will set you up for life. 

When are apprenticeships advertised?

We advertise apprenticeship positions in July each year.

We're currently accepting applications for our 2025 intake.

The trades we are recruiting apprentices for are: 

  • Telecommunications
  • Signal Electrical 
  • Substations 
  • Rail Traction (Overhead Power Lines)
  • Rail Maintainers (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • HV Cable Jointer
  • Signal Fitter
  • Plant Mechanic

Please click on the link Sydney Trains Apprenticeship - 2025 Intake to apply for an Apprenticeship position for 2025. We also advertise on websites such as Seek and social media platforms.

You can read more about our Apprenticeships here (PDF, 6.17 MB).

Contact us

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