Trainee Driver

Job Information

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    Salary Dollar 3000-4000 / Monthly
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    Shift Morning
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    No. of Openings 3 openings
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    Job Level : Executive
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    Job Experience : 24 Months
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    Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Job description
A career that takes you places

* You’re looking for a career that’s customer and technology focused
* We’ll provide you with fully paid intensive training using cutting edge train simulators
* Starting salary from $1,469.60 per week + 9.5% superannuation + leave loading + shift allowances

Sydney Trains is looking for customer focused, tech savvy and safety minded people from all walks of life to join us as Trainee Train Drivers. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that keeps Sydney moving!

Click here to view a short video with trainee tips to help you decide if this role is right for you.

What’s in it for you?

* Permanent full time role with fully paid training. This will be a combination of classroom and on-the-job training where you will come into contact with a range of high-tech train simulators
* You’ll be making a valued contribution to your community by making sure that our customers get to their destination safely and on time
* Competitive benefits, a dynamic work environment and ongoing learning and development opportunities
* Free travel on NSW Government trains, buses and ferries

Have you got what it takes?

Please be aware that our year-long intensive training program runs to a tight schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Leave is built into the program and we are unable to accommodate for our trainees to attend family, social or sporting commitments.

In addition to working a 24/7 rotating roster across evenings, weekends and public holidays, you will also need to commit to studying various challenging topics including train mechanics, signal patterns and emergency procedures in order to pass.

Want to know more?

This will be a highly competitive recruitment process where we want to see that you understand the role and how it would impact you if you were successful.

Please download and read the Position Description and the Train Driver Information Pack before applying. You will be assessed on your understanding of the role in your application.

About Sydney Trains

Sydney Trains’ vision is to Keep Sydney Moving by putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. We deliver around 19,000 services a week and move more than 420 million customers each year.

As we prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow, like an expected 2-million person increase in patronage by 2031, we’re more focused than ever before on leveraging technology and innovation to make services faster, safer and more intuitive for our customers.

For further information visit our Sydney Trains website.

Our commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life and at Sydney Trains we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve.

We are incredibly proud that more than half of our Trainee Train Drivers are female. Click here to view the Channel 9 feature.


For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. To be considered for these roles you must be 18+ years of age.

This is a Trainee position and all training will be provided. You do not need previous work experience in the rail industry to apply.

This is a highly sought after role. As part of the application process, you will be required to answer 2 pre-screening questions. Due to the competitive nature, we will be looking for responses that are comprehensive, well-articulated and stand out from the crowd.

Apply now!

To apply, please click on ‘Apply Online’.

Applications sent via email will not be considered.

If you are a current Sydney Trains or NSW Trains Guard, please apply through the internal guard to driver process. It is highly recommended that you have a minimum of 6 months operational experience as a qualified train guard.

Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 14 March 2021

For more information about this role, please email Melanie Yang on [email protected]

If you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Talent team at [email protected]

For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. To be considered for these roles you must be 18 years of age.

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