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Maritime Traineeship

Transdev Australasia

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Contract/temp


The role

We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to kick start their career in the maritime industry by completing a Maritime Traineeship for 12 months at Transdev Sydney Ferries.

Throughout the traineeship, you will participate in a range of on and off the job training and assessments. The traineeship will involve you attending TAFE to obtain the following qualifications:

  • Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

  • Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

  • Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver – Grade 3)

The on-job training at Transdev Sydney Ferries will involve engaging in the daily operation, navigation, cleaning, security and maintenance of ferries, wharves and facilities. You will also be required to work in a rotating roster, including overnight shifts where required.

The first course will start on November 20 so you must be able to commit to the 2 week course starting this year and the proceeding courses throughout the traineeship.

What you bring

To be successful in the role, you must have:

  • Have completed Year 10 or above

  • Demonstrated ability to swim 50 metres -
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  • Be an Australian Citizen or be a Permanent Resident

  • Be enthusiastic and eager to learn on the job

  • Work well within a team environment

The benefits for you

The Maritime Traineeship is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the maritime industry while obtaining nationally recognised maritime training and qualifications. Once you have completed the traineeship, you will be qualified to start your career in the maritime industry.

In addition to working in the iconic Transdev Sydney Ferries business, you will also be part of the broader Transdev global public transport brand. Transdev is a rapidly growing business and offers great career development opportunities.

About Transdev Sydney Ferries

Transdev Sydney Ferries is the operator of the iconic Sydney Ferries on behalf of the NSW Government employing around 650 staff at any given time and operating over 170,000 services per year throughout Sydney Harbour and its related waterways.

Transdev is a world leader in the operation of passenger transport services and operates in 20 countries around the world with over 82,000 employees.

Our values and beliefs

The work we carry out touches the lives of our families, friends and future generations alike. Contributing to our growing, local and global business means you can make your mark, push boundaries and reach your maximum potential.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. We support applications from people representing all diversity groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, people with disabilities, religious beliefs, and ethnicity and ages.

We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve.

Our Recruitment Process

Consistent with our uncompromising attitude to the safety of our employees, client and customers, our recruitment process may include a group activity, medical assessment, drug & alcohol testing as well as police, licence and right to work in Australia checks.

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If you're as passionate about delivering exceptional service as we are then click the ‘Apply now’ button to go to our Transdev careers website and complete your application form online.Remember to upload you 50 m Swim Certificate as part of your application.