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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Graduate, student and trainee programs

Our programs are designed to offer graduates, university students and trainees the opportunity to develop valuable skills and well-rounded experience.


Graduate Development Program

Our two-year program provides graduates with a solid understanding of our business, where they are mentored by the leaders responsible for delivering our world-class public transport system.

Graduates rotate regularly and have the opportunity to work with leading-edge technology and modern systems in a safe, equitable and diverse environment. A structured learning program exists for first year graduates to equip them with a wide range of fundamental skills. For second year graduates, specialised training is provided to fast-track their careers.

If you like the idea of working with great people on interesting and diverse projects then the PTA is a great destination for you.

On successful completion of the program graduates will be offered permanent employment.

Applications for the 2023 Graduate Program have now closed. 


What we look for

Our needs are constantly changing and as such the types of graduates we recruit may vary from year to year. We commonly recruit graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Electrical engineering (including electronics, electrical power, communications, control systems, mechatronics)
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Environment
  • Accounting

Applications for the 2023 Graduate Program have now closed. To pre-register your interest for our 2024 Graduate Program please visit Public Transport Authority Graduate Programs | Prosple.

More information

If you have any questions about the program please refer to the PTA Graduate Program brochure or Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the graduate coordinator at


Vacation Student Program

We offer an annual twelve-week work experience program, between December and February each year, where successful students will find themselves assisting senior and graduate engineers on a variety of projects during their placement.


What we look for

The program is open to university students studying any of the following disciplines:

  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering 


Applications for the 2022/23 vacation student program are closed.

More information

If you would like to learn more about the program please contact the graduate coordinator at


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