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Part Time Tram Driving Opportunities in 2022!

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Expressions of interest are now being taken for Part Time Tram Driver placements.


Have you wanted to focus on other goals in your life, or wanted more time with your family but can’t because of your full-time working hours? Well now you can with Yarra Trams as we have a limited number of opportunities available for Part Time Drivers across our large network!

What does it take to be a Part Time Trainee Tram Driver?


  • A commitment to working to a part time roster with a minimum of 23 hours per week
  • The availability to work a 5-day roster with shifts rostered between 6:30am and 7:30pm. There is some flexibility on shift allocation. 


What do you need to become a tram driver?


  • You must have held a full driver's licence (no-P’s) for a minimum of 2 year.
  • You must be medically fit to perform the functions of a Tram Driver. This includes basic mobility, hearing, and other health checks. 
  • You will need to successfully complete a comprehensive full time 6-10 week training program and a 6 month probation period. You will be paid during this training period and much of the training is ‘on-the-job’ driving trams on the network with an instructor.


What else is Yarra Trams looking for in a potential Tram Driver:


  • To act and behave in a safe manner at all times adhering to the Yarra Trams safety standards. Drivers must always prioritise personal safety and passenger safety.
  • Proactively resolving passenger questions, concerns, problems and requests 
  • Following tram operating rules and standards 
  • Making public address announcements to keep our passengers informed where required
  • Following a timetable to ensure reliability
  • Completing minor fault-finding activities in relation to the safe operation of the tram 
  • Maintaining a high level of concentration for extended periods of time and the ability to concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Complying with all Victorian Chief Health Officer Directions regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination for Authorised Workers.


Why be a part-time Tram Driver?

There are many reasons to be a part-time Tram Driver in our great city and they include but are not limited to:

  • Being connected to Melbourne through the sights, sounds and personal interactions of driving a Tram in our great city
  • Sitting behind the controls of an iconic Melbourne Tram whilst driving through the city and featuring in tourists’ photos!
  • Our training involves an initial comprehensive 6-10 week full time program where you will work closely with a Trainer to develop the skills and confidence in driving our Trams. Following this, you will be introduced to your manager who will coach and support you for a safe and successful career with Yarra Trams.


Is this you? If so, what are you waiting for? Apply now and complete our application form! If you’re the right fit you could start your training and be driving a tram in less time than you think!


The selection process for this role will include pre-employment checks, including probity (police) and medical check.


Yarra Trams is committed to creating a workplace that builds respect, promotes diversity and encourages inclusiveness. Our key pillars of Gender Diversity, Age Diversity, Cultural Fluency & Inclusion and Marginalised Community Support form our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We want our workforce to be representative of the communities we serve, and would encourage everyone to apply and make the positive career change they’ve been dreaming of!


COVID19 Vaccination Compliance

Please note: In line with the recent government Covid19 regulation changes, all permitted workers and return to office workers are required to be fully vaccinated unless they have a legitimate and lawful exemption. Evidence of your Covid19 digital vaccination certificate will be required unless an exemption applies. You will be provided with the relevant information and compliance dates, during the recruitment process.



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