Get set for your career in rail

Get on track for an exciting career in rail that could take you to work on some of the biggest infrastructure operations around the world. Take advantage of the many options for getting your start in the industry after you leave school.


Apprenticeships give you the chance to learn on the job, gaining the skills you need to build your career in rail. Apprenticeships are available in many trades including telecommunications, mechanical fitter, vehicle builder, systems electrician, boiler maker and painter.

Explore apprenticeship opportunities through our member websites.


Traineeships give you practical experience and training while you earn a wage. You can complete traineeships in rail operations and rail infrastructure, along with non-trade careers such as business administration and information technology.

Traineeships can be completed full-time or part-time or a combination of both. When you complete it, you would receive a nationally recognised qualification.

Explore traineeship opportunities through our member websites.

Work experience

Find out more about what rail has to offer and make connections with the industry through a work experience placement. This is a great way to get your foot in the door and start meeting people that can help you get your career started.

Explore work experience opportunities through our member websites.


Going to university after school? There is high demand for engineering and other graduates in the rail industry. If you are studying engineering, look out for opportunities to connect with rail operators while you are studying.

The rail industry also offers great career options for people with degrees across a range of disciplines, so consider rail companies when you are looking for your graduate role.

Find out more about engineering career pathways here.

Explore graduate opportunities through our member websites.

What jobs are available in rail?

There are a range of exciting jobs on offer in the rail industry, whether you want to work at head office, on site or a combination of both.

Key contacts

General Manager, Workforce Development