Engineering, Environment and Sustainability, Safety, Standards & Regulation, Signalling & Communications, Workforce

Queensland Rail’s new graduate cohort

Queensland Rail has this week welcomed six new graduates to its South East Queensland and Regional teams as part of the 2022 Graduate program.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said Queensland Rail was committed to helping entry-level professionals carve out a successful career within the organisation and the broader rail industry.

“The Queensland Rail graduate program is an exciting opportunity – the organisation received over 500 applications from recent engineering graduates to be part of this years’ program,” he said.

“Queensland Rail has a proud history of supporting graduates, apprentices and trainees by providing them with the skills and support that will set them up for a career, not just a job.

“Five of the new graduates are based in South East Queensland and one is based in Townsville, spread across various engineering disciplines including Civil, Electrical and Signalling.

“This is an exciting time for the graduates to join Queensland Rail, especially as we work towards the delivery of major rail projects in Queensland including the Station Accessibility Upgrade Program (SAUP) and Cross River Rail.

“Through the tailored graduate program, graduates will receive valuable support and mentoring from business leaders, allowing them to gain real-world experiences, on the job training and unrivalled experience.”

Queensland Rail’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Rupert Holloway said Queensland Rail’s Civil, Electrical and Signalling divisions were responsible for the maintenance of more than 6600 kilometres of track across the state-wide network, spanning an array of environments and conditions with niche challenges to overcome.

“The program’s rotations will provide them with an opportunity to learn about the range of roles available at Queensland Rail, while gaining experience working in different environments – all playing a vital role in the safe, reliable operation of the Queensland Rail network,” he said.

“We are fortunate to have them onboard and look forward to fostering their talent and facilitating their growth through this program.”