Vacation Student Program
We’re looking for talented students who want to make a difference.
The Public Transport Authority’s Vacation Student Program is an annual twelve-week program providing tertiary students from multiple disciplines an opportunity to immerse themselves in a paid placement at the PTA.
Successful applicants to the 2023 Vacation Student Program will complete meaningful work under the supervision of an experienced workplace supervisor and make an active contribution to the PTA from 20 November 2023 to 16 February 2024.
Vacancies are generally available in the following disciplines:
- Civil engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Mechatronic engineering
- Environmental science
- Network & cyber security
- Urban planning
The Vacation Student Program is part of the PTA’s commitment to the development of undergraduates and has been voted as one of the top intern programs in Australia for six years running (AAGE Interns Survey).
The program allows current university students to work alongside experienced and skilled engineers who will assist them in developing an understanding of the PTA’s business and enable them to apply their skills in a practical setting.
Perth’s public transport network is one of the best in the world. Students will enjoy opportunities to work on sophisticated public transport challenges and learn practical skills from our diverse and expert team.
How to apply
Stage 1: Job application
Click on the relevant discipline area above to be directed to the application page. You will be required to upload your CV, a copy of your most recent academic transcripts for all relevant qualifications, and a written application addressing the requirements set out in the advert.
Stage 2: Online testing
If you meet the selection criteria of an advertised position, you may be invited to complete online testing in mid-August 2023. These tests are designed to help assess your suitability for the role.
Stage 3: Coordinator interview
If shortlisted to progress to the next stage based on your testing results, you will get the chance to learn more about PTA’s program and meet your potential graduate coordinator and supervisor at an interview in September 2023. Reference checks will also be conducted following interviews.
Stage 4: Applicant notification
Emails will be sent to all applicants notifying them of the outcome of the process in mid-October 2023.
Stage 5: Pre-employment checks
Appointed applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including a medical assessment to verify physical fitness to perform the duties of the position and provision of a national police clearance. These pre-employment checks will be undertaken late October 2023.
Once pre-employment checks are complete, successful candidates will commence work on 20 November 2023.
Phone: (08) 9326 2909