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Rail has been around for hundreds of years and continues to provide a fast and efficient transportation mode for short and long distances.
However, technology is rapidly changing to keep pace with the demands of travellers, consumers and businesses — we don’t have to rely on steam engines anymore!
These innovations mean now, more than ever, maintenance of rail networks and equipment becomes vital for continued transportation of people and goods. For rail systems to work smoothly, you need a well-trained, efficient workforce.
If you’re practical, good at fixing things and enjoy working in a team, you might consider working in any number of the jobs available in rail trades.
People who work in rail trades might be responsible for the maintenance of rolling stock, stations and other rail assets. They will be required to ensure breakdowns are minimised and to fix issues in a timely and safe manner.
The various roles will evolve with the advancement of technology, giving you opportunities to work in innovative and new ways. For instance, drones are becoming a big part of this work, used to survey tracks for maintenance needs.
With rail infrastructure expanding widely across metropolitan and regional areas, this career really can take you places!
Career Pathways and Study Options
Check out the career pathways and study options available in WA and Australia, that we think can help you get started on your exciting new journey.
- Clear communication
- Problem solving
- Knack for building/fixing things
- Forward thinking
- Analytical skills