20 April 2016

The Level Crossing Removal Authority, in partnership with some of the most successful and progressive rail industry operators and organisations, has developed a Railway Signalling Engineer Cadet Program to deliver the additional capability required for a number of upcoming major rail projects for Melbourne.

Projects include the removal of 50 level crossings, Mernda Rail and the Melbourne Metro Rail Project.

The program will offer recent engineering graduates and qualified engineers wanting to transition into the rail industry, the opportunity of a three-year paid position along with real hands-on experience, and a fully sponsored Graduate Diploma in Railway Signalling Engineering. In years two and three, cadets will also undertake a Graduate Diploma in Rail Signalling Engineering to ensure they leave the program with the skills, experience and competencies to fast track their career as a rail
signalling engineer.

The program is open to recent engineering graduates who completed their degree since 2015, and qualified engineers with at least five years of professional experience, wanting to transition into the rail industry.

Cadets will be employed by one of the seven industry partners: the Level Crossing Removal Authority, CPB Contractors, John Holland Group, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, Metro Trains Melbourne, Opus Rail and United Group Limited.

This initiative is led by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA), with input from Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), Public Transport Victoria (PTV), V/Line and industry.

More information on the Railway Signalling Engineer Cadet Program

Announcement video

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