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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about our graduate program.
Am I allowed to apply for a job while on the graduate program?

Absolutely! As the program is designed to accelerate your personal and professional development, we encourage you to apply for both acting and permanent positions within the PTA while participating in the Graduate Program. If you are successful in gaining a permanent position, you will no longer be part of the Graduate Program.

What is the rate of pay?

Graduates are employed on a Level 2/4 classification under the Public Transport Authority Salaried Officers Industrial Agreement 2016 with a starting salary of $60,988 (plus superannuation). These rates apply to a 37.5 hour week. You also have the option of working a 40 hour week with a starting salary of $65,053.

When would I start work if I am successful?
The start date for the 2018 intake is Monday, 26 February, 2018. The graduate coordinator runs an induction specifically for all the new graduate employees. This provides you with an overview of the functions of the various divisions and gives you the opportunity to meet the other new graduates starting work with you, the Managing Director, other managers and the graduates already on the program.
How do the rotations work?
Each graduate rotates through different divisions of the organisation during the three year program. Each rotation is relevant to the graduate’s field of study and will be coordinated by the graduate coordinator in consultation with management.
Will there be support for graduates?
Yes. Not only do we have a dedicated graduate coordinator who checks in with the graduates on a regular basis, but our graduates also have access to a buddy program. Graduates are introduced to existing PTA graduates on their first day and are encouraged to keep in contact. Another support tool is the performance and development program which is designed to provide you with a focus for your work and agreed performance standards, as well as document your planned professional development.
Does the PTA employ overseas students?
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to apply for the PTA Graduate Program, as these positions have an option for permanent appointment.


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