Passenger Rail, Workforce, Certification & Training

Transport jobs for indigenous Australians

A new campaign by Transport for NSW is seeking to increase the number of indigenous Australians working in public transport.

Transport for NSW’s existing Aboriginal programs have already attracted 41 “cadets and scholars”, according to a spokesperson, who have so far had a “big impact” on the state’s public transport provider.

“When we made our commitment to increase Aboriginal representation in early 2016, just over one per cent of our employees were Aboriginal people. We have a goal to significantly increase that by the end of this year,” the spokesperson said.

Transport for NSW is offering entry-points for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that include school-based scholarships, full-time traineeships, cadetship and scholar opportunities, as well as general recruitment and senior service roles.

“Transport’s a great place to work for everyone – the culture is about respect and opportunities to develop yourself and your career,” Transport for NSW’s spokesperson said.

“This is all about making a great place to work even better and drive innovation by taking measures to include the people and cultures that reflect the diversity of our community.”