“In rail every problem is slightly different and that makes you think outside the box.”
Paloma Zafra Tunon
"If you like engineering, the rail industry gives you possibilities for almost everything."
"After having no real interest in trams, I now find them fascinating."
“In rail, engineering isn’t just about numbers it’s about people and innovation.”
"I like the problem-solving aspect of the job, working out how to protect the work crew."
“I’m proud of my role in helping 30 million passengers a year arrive safely at their destinations.”
“Queensland Rail has a huge focus on safety and well-being. It’s made it a great place to work.”
“In rail you’re always surprised with what you find, what you learn and who you interact with.”
“I swapped from being a full-time mum to being a train driver ... now I'm a driving instructor."
“In cyber security you have to put yourself in the hacker’s mind … just thinking about how and where they might launch an attack is fascinating.”
“I get great satisfaction from seeing my designs being built and used by the public.”
"Our priority is to ensure that the overhead network and the infrastructure for powering trains and trams are kept in peak condition.”
“Once I got into Queensland Rail, I realised how big the electrical field in the sector is. And how many different avenues in rail there are."
“Rail is transforming every day. It’s so dynamic, and such a diverse industry.”
"It’s interesting and quite a challenge to meet KPIs for local content and social procurement."
“There’s a lot of collaboration in rail. It’s a great working environment”
“There’s so much new technology, so many opportunities, and so much new growth coming.”
“Being part of a focus to improve safety and prevent injuries is incredibly rewarding.”
“What I love about rail is the diversity of opportunities, the support of the training and the passion of the people.”
“Rail presents workers with so many different career pathways.”
"It never occurred to me that I could get a job that would keep me interested for life."
“Rail is exciting and innovative …There are so many opportunities to do new things.”
“I would recommend a job in rail to anyone who doesn’t like sitting at a desk each day.”
“I’ve worked the hi-rail along the tracks from Newcastle to Brisbane. Rail has been an amazing adventure.”
“Rail stations leave a lasting impact on communities. I love being a part of that.”
"I enjoy anything that involves problem-solving and good career options ... rail certainly provides that."
“I’m required to be creative, to think outside the box.”
“Joining the railways was probably the best decision I’ve made.”
Expand your career options
Rail urgently needs more welders, signallers, electricians, drivers and network controllers.
We're also looking for new and high-tech skills in areas like cyber technology, digital engineering, human factors, robotics, data analytics and more.
As roles change so does the face of rail. The industry today is providing meaningful, well-paid career opportunities for women and people from First Nations and diverse cultural communities.
By choosing to work in rail, you're choosing to be part of something big. Your job is making a difference to the communities and regions you're helping to connect.
Check out our training pathways and start your journey to a new rail career today.