Get your career on track; jobs in the rail industry

Get your career on track; jobs in the rail industry

Rail is a fast-growing, exciting and diverse industry with a prosperous future. It provides many opportunities for motivated and talented graduates from a range of academic backgrounds who are looking to be future leaders in one of Australasia’s largest industries.

The rail industry’s business is transporting people and freight to their destination safely and efficiently. We help our customers take more than 900 million trips on our trains every year. We also move more than one billion tonnes of freight across the country. To do this, dedicated teams ensure that 42,262 kilometres of track, over 1,900 locomotives and 32,000 wagons and carriages are maintained and operating safely.

This major national industry employs more than 200,000 people in a wide range of occupations, disciplines and professions. There are more than 180 companies comprising private and public operators, passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, manufacturers and suppliers operate in urban, regional, and rural areas of Australia and New Zealand.

Graduates are provided with a network of opportunities to become involved in projects which make a real difference to Australasia’s urban and regional economies and the lives of those living across Australia and New Zealand.

Graduates from all disciplines are invited to join this growing and important program.

A few examples:

Engineering Graduates – a number of Engineering Graduate Programs are available within the Australian Rail Industry. An engineering career within the Rail Industry offers a huge variety of roles and projects which are critical to the future expansion of Australian Rail.

Information Technology – Opportunities for graduates who hold a degree in Information Technology are available within the Australian Rail Industry. IT graduates play an important role in the design and delivery of exciting projects across the rail network. Graduate programs provide the opportunity to develop technical and professional capabilities.

Service Delivery/Operational – The rail industry is based on the provision of customer service and the safe operation of trains. Service Delivery and Operational Graduate programs aim to expose graduates to both customers facing and operational aspects of the business, with a view to improving our customers' experience.

Assets/Infrastructure – Infrastructure workers, tradespeople and technicians are currently in high demand. People in these roles have responsibility for building and maintaining infrastructure, rollingstock, track, communications, control systems, and associated capital works and strategic asset management.

Business/Humanities – for those who have completed Business/Humanities or Generalist degrees. The aim of Graduate Programs is to expose graduates to a wide variety of disciplines across the business and to allow management and leadership skills to be developed.

Regardless of your education or work experience, the rail industry has many opportunities for individuals who are looking for a career with plenty of on-the-job support provided through training and development.

There is no better time to join the rail industry. It is in a period of expansion with increased opportunities for skilled and talented employees available across Australasia.

More information on the types of jobs available in rail, the pathways to entry and insights from rail employees can be found at

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