Make a real difference. Choose a career in rail.

A career in rail can take you around the world to work on some of the most exciting infrastructure projects taking place today. Be part of building our sustainable future and make a real difference to the communities you work in.

Whether you’re beginning your career, looking for new challenges, returning to work or simply after a career change, the rail industry offers rewarding career opportunities in a variety of roles.

Work on exciting projects

With $155 billion in rail investment expected over the next decade, there has never been a better time to work in rail. Be part of city shaping projects by the Sydney Metro, Brisbane’s Cross River Rail or the Auckland City Link to be at the forefront of the future of rail. Or work on the transformative Inland Rail project to boost Australia’s freight networks.

Whether you are working on the critical design and construction of these landmark projects, or taking on the smooth operation and maintenance of the network, your role in the rail industry will make a real difference to the cities and towns you work in.

Drive innovation and new technology

The global rail technology market is worth $362 billion and continues to grow as more rail operators upgrade their networks. Help drive innovation to support the growth of the industry to make sure we meet the needs of the future.

Contribute to a sustainable future

Rail is a crucial part of the sustainable development of our cities and towns. Greater use of rail takes cars and trucks off the road, reduces emissions and supports healthier communities. Be part of an industry that is supporting a sustainable future to make a difference where you live and work.

Travel the world

A career in rail can take you around the world to work with experts and leaders across the infrastructure sector. Use your career as a springboard to new horizons, wherever life takes you.

Find a rich and rewarding career that lasts

Rail offers the opportunity to move between roles and specialisations as your career develops, providing a rich and rewarding career that stands the test of time. Join the rail industry to develop your career for the long term.

Find your community

There were 20,000 new jobs created in the Australian rail industry in the last five years alone, as more people seek out the benefits of working in rail. When you start your career in rail, you become part of that community. Find out more about the many people that have found their careers in the industry in our Faces of Rail campaign.

Key contacts

General Manager, Workforce Development