Are you a future leader looking to kick-start your career in an innovative, collaborative and customer centric industry? Then one of our three Talent Programs might be just right for you.

We offer the Scholar, Cadet and the Graduate Programs, which we employ across a broad range of Engineering and Business streams.


Opportunities are available across the state’s leading Transport agencies including Roads and Maritime Services, Sydney Trains, NSW Trains, State Transit Authority and the Transport Management Centre.


As a Graduate, Cadet or Scholar with Transport for NSW, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of interesting projects such as the North West Rail Link, Sydney Light Rail Program and the Power Supply Upgrade Program.


Scholar Program

Are you a high achiever who wants to gain some practical experience whilst studying? Our scholarship program takes high achieving secondary school students entering their first year of university and provides them with practical experience in a flexible work schedule. Upon completion of your three-year scholarship program you will be given the opportunity to join the TfNSW Cadetship.


Cadet Program

You’ll spend a minimum of 14 hours (35 hours during holidays) per week during your program getting practical, paid experience in areas that are of interest to you. We ensure you have a development plan in place and work with you to take you where you want to be. Upon completion of the Cadetship program you could have the opportunity to stream into the Graduate Program.


Graduate Program

We’ll provide you with a structured two year development program, consisting of four six-month rotations. You’ll have opportunities to gain valuable, hands-on experience within a number of different streams in your discipline area and absorb key business knowledge whilst developing your leadership skills.


Engineering Streams

Engineering Graduates work on diverse transport projects across the transport sector, gaining valuable experience in the areas of construction, maintenance, project management and design.


Disciplines within the Engineering streams include:

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Structural
  • Computer Systems/Science
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Surveying
  • Telecommunications



Business Streams

Business Graduates undertake discipline specific placements within Transport for NSW as well as the various agencies to gain experience across the transport cluster.


Disciplines within the Business streams include:

  • Policy
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Economics
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Law
  • Planning


Why pick Transport for NSW as your future employer?

Our Talent Program participants have strong academic records, are highly motivated and ready to tackle all of the exciting challenges thrown at them during their time with us. They have loads of enthusiasm and think with initiative, and are supported well in a team environment. We provide excellent working conditions for our talent program participants. Some of the benefits include:


  • Comprehensive training and study assistance for pursuits in work-related courses
  • Government award rates
  • Internal career opportunities in a large organisation across metropolitan and regional NSW
  • Flexibility – we understand our employees have a life outside of work so to help balance this we offer varying leave conditions and flexible working hours
  • A safety-focused work culture
  • A great support network that includes the Talent Connect SharePoint, mentoring programs, coordinators committed to helping you achieve your career goals and placement managers who are committed to ensuring you get the best out of each placement.

All job opportunities within TfNSW are advertised on the Jobs.NSW website.

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