Transport for NSW

Government, Community & Emergency Services

You probably already know a bit about Transport for NSW. We’re a government organisation that leads the development of safe, integrated and efficient transport systems to keep New South Wales moving.

We always put our customers at the centre of everything we do – and we do a lot! From transport planning, strategy, policy and procurement, to delivering major infrastructure projects, and managing the way people, communities and industry use our road, rail and maritime networks and services – that includes freight, private vehicles, public transport and its ticketing systems, as well as point to point transport like taxis and rideshares, and yep, even walking and cycling. Chances are the work we do impacts you in some way almost every day.

Right now, we’re delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia’s history. That means more job opportunities than ever before in metropolitan and regional areas right across the state – and your chance to make a lasting impact that will benefit generations to come.


27,000 Employees
314 Locations

Endless Opportunities

Choosing which series to stream tonight is hard. Choosing your career path can be even harder.

Maybe you already know exactly what you want to do. Perhaps you have no idea yet. Or maybe you sit somewhere in between. Let us help you discover what it is that you love to do, through our programs.

Our Entry Level Talent Programs offer the opportunity to join an organisation of more than 27,000 people working in all kinds of roles in metropolitan and regional locations all over New South Wales. This is your chance to discover what makes you tick and make a difference right across the state.

Our programs cater to whatever stage you’re at. Some people join us as Scholars or Cadets and go on to our Graduate Program. Others join as VET and Humanitarian Cadets and move into ongoing employment. Take your career in the direction you want and start your journey with Transport for NSW.

To read more about our programs below, click our digital brochure here.

More than just a job

Right now, maybe you just want a job. Sure. But with us, you’ll get so much more. We offer our people interesting, challenging and rewarding work and opportunities to make a real difference to communities across the state.



We’re passionate about supporting our people to pursue their career goals. You’ll get to participate in our learning and development program where there’s direct access to mentoring, networking events, and workshops. We’ll help you to gain a deeper understanding of how the NSW public service operates, develop the soft skills that will help you thrive at work, master new tools and technologies, and build lasting relationships across our program cohorts.


We want our people to feel empowered to work in ways that work for them and their teams. We know work-life balance looks different to everyone so we’ve developed workplace flexibility policies that are, well…flexible. That might mean working remotely some days. Or having the option to start and finish a bit earlier or later, and allocating extra hours you’ve worked to a day off from time to time*. Our programs offer paid annual leave, sick leave, family leave, and community service leave for things like volunteering.


Transport is a big organisation made up of all sorts of agencies and project teams. Our Entry Level Talent Programs provide a rare opportunity to get hands-on experience in multiple roles and areas of the organisation, including public transport operating agencies like Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink, the State Transit Authority and Sydney Metro.

*Aboriginal HSC Scholarship Program excluded.

Health and Wellbeing

We are committed to providing a healthy workplace for our people, both mentally and physically. This includes a range of initiatives to promote wellness across our organisation as part of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

  • Fitness Passport provides discounted access to more than 400 gyms, pools and recreational centres across NSW for employees and their families.
  • We host regular health and wellbeing workshops.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides free support and counselling for employees and their families.
  • We offer free annual influenza vaccinations.

Application Process

The application process varies from program to program. Yours may involve some or all of the below steps.

Put your best food forward in your application and interview

Before submitting your application, make sure you:

Do your research
Jump online and read up on Transport for NSW. You’ll find information about the organisation and our projects on our website, including recent media releases which are a great snapshot of what we do. This will also help you decide if we’re the right fit for you.

Update your resume
Make sure it states your career objectives and the skills you are hoping to build, details your current and past studies, shows your employment history (if you have worked before), and includes your contact details.

Draft your responses offline
Compose your answers to the application questions in a separate document first, and check your spelling and grammar before you upload it to the online form in the application portal.

Should your application progress, spend time preparing and practicing for your interview: 

  • Read the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework
  • Research the STAR interview method, where you describe the Situation, Task, Action and Result in each answer
  • Practice answering interview questions
  • And don’t panic! we all get nervous. If you’ve got this far, you’ve already demonstrated your talent and drive, Now just make sure you’re prepared and give it your best shot.


Career Advisors & Parents

We’re building the future for the people of New South Wales, and we want to be there to support you as your student or child builds theirs.

Placement Manager

When they join our Entry Level Talent Programs they will be introduced to a Placement Manager who’ll work within their allocated team. They’ll support them by assigning suitable work, helping build relationships across the business, providing technical experience and development and goal-making advice, signing timesheets, and answering any questions they have along the way.

Program Manager

They will also be supported by a Program Manager. They’ll help with allocating them to suitable teams for placements, setting up mock interviews, and supporting them when applying for ongoing roles towards the end of their program. They’ll also be there to answer any program-related questions, offer coaching support and advice and check in regularly to see how they’re going.

Both the Placement Manager and Program Manager work together to provide a positive program experience for your student or child.

In addition to this, they will gain access to a range of development and networking opportunities.

Day in the Life

Our Entry Level Talent Programs
Graduate Program
Scholar Program
Cadet Program
VET Cadet Program
Humanitarian Cadet Program
Aboriginal HSC Scholar Program

Gender Equality

We’re diverse because you’re diverse

Transport has a longstanding commitment to driving gender equality across our organisation, empowering people of all genders to have access to the same opportunities.

To help achieve this, we have a focus on attracting, retaining and developing people of all genders. We have gender targets that we track and monitor progress on a monthly basis, we have a requirement for gender-balanced interview lists, we review our role descriptions and job ads to identify any biased language or pre-requisites, and we encourage flexible ways of working as a key enabler. We also strive for 50:50 gender representation across our Entry Level Talent Programs.

Transport is also a member of the Male Champions of Change Program to accelerate progress for gender equality. Our employee reference group, the WiSE Network (Women in STEM and Construction Network), also plays an important role in connecting and supporting women, providing guidance to help attract and retain and build a pipeline from students to future leaders.

There are also a variety of programs, events and initiatives for all to be involved in and support gender equality.

Disability Programs

We’re diverse because you’re diverse

We continue to reduce and eliminate the barriers preventing employees and customers from actively participating in employment, education, recreation and community life. We understand a disability can be visible and invisible and actively provide support and guidance for those living with a disability and those providing care.

Our Disability Employee Network, Enabled Network, provides a voice to people who have lived experience of disability and help inform so that we are truly an inclusive employer and is the largest public-sector DEN network. Each year, Transport promotes awareness through events and programs, including International Day of People with a Disability, Mental Health Awareness Week and RUOK Day. We also provide reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process and working arrangements to provide for greater equality.


We’re diverse because you’re diverse

Inclusion means valuing and supporting all of our employees, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and people with other gender identities and sexual orientations.

Our Ally Employee Network plays an important role in advocating for diversity to ensure our workplace is safe and inclusive for everyone. Each year, Transport promotes awareness through a number of events and programs, including Mardi Gras, Wear it Purple Day and International Day Against Homophobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

We’re diverse because you’re diverse

Many of the Transport routes we use today – from rail lines, to roads, to water crossings – follow the traditional Songlines, trade routes and ceremonial paths that our nation’s First Peoples followed for tens of thousands of years. We are committed to working towards reconciliation and continue to recognise the spiritual connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is the largest of its type and will bring about better employment, economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples.

Read more about the important steps we are taking to better support our people and communities. We have a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and are committed to having more people join us and become an integral part of the Transport family.

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