Train Driver recruitment
Photograph: B-series Transperth train

Ride the tracks - become a Train Driver with the Public Transport Authority.

Connect and grow with our team of experienced urban Railcar Drivers who are committed to delivering services for our customers and contributing to a safe, reliable and efficient transport network.

What do you need?

To be successful in a Train Driver position, you will need basic mechanical or technical ability with literacy and numeracy skills. You must be a good communicator, with proven customer service skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.

How can you join the transit team?

We recruit on an as-needs basis which is roughly every two years. We hold information sessions that provide an excellent insight into the daily responsibilities of the role and will give you the opportunity to talk to people who work in this field.
All Train Driver intakes and job vacancies are advertised on our Current Opportunities page.

Training requirements

Successful applicants are required to complete a 25-week paid training period, as well as on-the-job training as a Trainee Railcar Driver. You will attain a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations) at the end of your training.