A career full of variety
There are many ways to build a career in rail. Whether you’ve just left school or have years of experience in a different industry, the options are endless. If you don’t have any experience, there are many rail organisations with great training programs and apprenticeships. Once you launch your career, it could take you anywhere. There are so many roles to explore and innovative projects to get involved in – all while building skills for life.
About the rail industry
The rail industry touches millions of lives in Australia and New Zealand every day. It helps people get to work, school and life events, and plays an essential role in connecting our cities and towns.
Australia operates some of the world’s longest and heaviest freight trains in the world which connect businesses with their customers. Every year, trains move 1.2 billion passengers and 1.3 billion tonnes of freight. By 2030, demand for passenger rail is set to increase by 40 per cent and demand for freight rail is set to double.
Every year, there are over 36 million passenger journeys in New Zealand. And more than 18 million tonnes of freight travel on New Zealand’s rail network.
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