Rail network job?

 
Topic moved from New South Wales by dthead on 27 Feb 2017 16:32
  cRyan11 Beginner

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum and I am currently looking to leave school next year to start my career on the NSW rail network. When I mean leave school, I mean leaving it at 16 years of age, and I was wondering if I could get anybody opinion into my thoughts. So far, i have looked mainly into transport officer, which could get me started somewhere, but I cant really find anything else that suites my age. TIA if you could help

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  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Hi cRyan11

I think you'll find from the position description http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/transport-officer-61691 they are looking for someone older. At your age an apprenticeship may be a better option.

S'man
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum and I am currently looking to leave school next year to start my career on the NSW rail network. When I mean leave school, I mean leaving it at 16 years of age, and I was wondering if I could get anybody opinion into my thoughts. So far, i have looked mainly into transport officer, which could get me started somewhere, but I cant really find anything else that suites my age. TIA if you could help
cRyan11
My son has begun Yr 12 this year and I understand that for some people(my son and I included) studying for the final 2 years of school holds very little attraction. I would however suggest you seriously consider continuing with your studies. You will find gaining employment and fulfilling the requirements of the job will be much easier when you are 18.
                   Most importantly you will have a licence. Transport is a 24 hour industry and for 98 percent of jobs, public transport to and from, is simply not an option. Some  jobs require you have a licence. Secondly , many positions require a minimum age of 18. Thirdly, although your post suggests you have good communication skills, you will be a lot more job ready in a couple of years. If you can wait, you will find you will have many more options.
          In the mean time please maintain and improve your literacy and if you aren't working part-time, you need to get on the phone tomorrow. Good luck.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Hi cRyan11

I think you'll find from the position description http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/transport-officer-61691 they are looking for someone older. At your age an apprenticeship may be a better option.

S'man
Spiritman
the railways have very few apprenticeships.

What state are you seeking work in?

Tomorrow (28 feb) i retire from the rail industry, started on 16 dec 1971 as a 16 year old, sweeping platforms in Sydney, but those days are gone, i cannot think of a rail job that employs juniors anymore, sorry i cannot be more positive.
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Hi cRyan11

I think you'll find from the position description http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/transport-officer-61691 they are looking for someone older. At your age an apprenticeship may be a better option.

S'man
the railways have very few apprenticeships.

What state are you seeking work in?

Tomorrow (28 feb) i retire from the rail industry, started on 16 dec 1971 as a 16 year old, sweeping platforms in Sydney, but those days are gone, i cannot think of a rail job that employs juniors anymore, sorry i cannot be more positive.
theanimal
Enjoy your retirement. Although management may not understand the contribution you make to your workplace, I'm sure your colleagues do.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Hi cRyan11

I think you'll find from the position description http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/transport-officer-61691 they are looking for someone older. At your age an apprenticeship may be a better option.

S'man
the railways have very few apprenticeships.

What state are you seeking work in?

Tomorrow (28 feb) i retire from the rail industry, started on 16 dec 1971 as a 16 year old, sweeping platforms in Sydney, but those days are gone, i cannot think of a rail job that employs juniors anymore, sorry i cannot be more positive.
Enjoy your retirement. Although management may not understand the contribution you make to your workplace, I'm sure your colleagues do.
fzr560
i am/was management at the end
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Hi cRyan11

I think you'll find from the position description http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/transport-officer-61691 they are looking for someone older. At your age an apprenticeship may be a better option.

S'man
the railways have very few apprenticeships.

What state are you seeking work in?

Tomorrow (28 feb) i retire from the rail industry, started on 16 dec 1971 as a 16 year old, sweeping platforms in Sydney, but those days are gone, i cannot think of a rail job that employs juniors anymore, sorry i cannot be more positive.
Enjoy your retirement. Although management may not understand the contribution you make to your workplace, I'm sure your colleagues do.
i am/was management at the end
theanimal
Enjoy your retirement regardless.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Hi cRyan11

I think you'll find from the position description http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/transport-officer-61691 they are looking for someone older. At your age an apprenticeship may be a better option.

S'man
the railways have very few apprenticeships.

What state are you seeking work in?

Tomorrow (28 feb) i retire from the rail industry, started on 16 dec 1971 as a 16 year old, sweeping platforms in Sydney, but those days are gone, i cannot think of a rail job that employs juniors anymore, sorry i cannot be more positive.
Enjoy your retirement. Although management may not understand the contribution you make to your workplace, I'm sure your colleagues do.
i am/was management at the end
Enjoy your retirement regardless.
fzr560
thank you, in a weeks time i am heading off to Tasmania with my new camper trailer, which i have had signposted "spending the kids inheritance"
  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Hi,

This is my first post on this forum and I am currently looking to leave school next year to start my career on the NSW rail network. When I mean leave school, I mean leaving it at 16 years of age, and I was wondering if I could get anybody opinion into my thoughts. So far, i have looked mainly into transport officer, which could get me started somewhere, but I cant really find anything else that suites my age. TIA if you could help
My son has begun Yr 12 this year and I understand that for some people(my son and I included) studying for the final 2 years of school holds very little attraction. I would however suggest you seriously consider continuing with your studies. You will find gaining employment and fulfilling the requirements of the job will be much easier when you are 18.
                   Most importantly you will have a licence. Transport is a 24 hour industry and for 98 percent of jobs, public transport to and from, is simply not an option. Some  jobs require you have a licence. Secondly , many positions require a minimum age of 18. Thirdly, although your post suggests you have good communication skills, you will be a lot more job ready in a couple of years. If you can wait, you will find you will have many more options.
          In the mean time please maintain and improve your literacy and if you aren't working part-time, you need to get on the phone tomorrow. Good luck.
fzr560
I have and still work occasionally as a casual secondary teacher and have seen many a disengaged student who was better off working than wasting time completing the HSC. If you can't get an apprenticeship or full time job you have to stay at school till you are 17 anyway. I would be speaking to your careers advisor and your VET coordinator.

S'man

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