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Bowen Rail Company traineeship program

Come aboard the Bowen Rail Company’s traineeship program.

Traineeship Program

Bowen Rail Company delivers a world-class in-house traineeship program. We knew that the industry talent pool wasn’t going to be able to provide the drivers needed to operate our full complement of trains, so we had to think differently and create new opportunities and mechanisms to open doors for local people to work for Bowen Rail.

What we do

What we do

BRC is building a team of traincrew to support its daily operations hauling high quality Queensland coal from the Carmichael Mine to the North Queensland Export Terminal. Four trains will run on the network each day and one round trip from the Carmichael Mine to the North Queensland Export Terminal will take 23 hours including loading and unloading time.

Committed to safety

Committed to safety

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our people and the community and have invested in safety technology and systems to uphold the highest standards of safety on our network. We are a safe and accredited rail operator and we operate under a Rail Safety Management system which guides and supports the management of any incidents, safety interactions or hazards on our rail network.

Experience the North Queensland lifestyle

Experience the North Queensland lifestyle

We are proud to be headquartered in Bowen in North Queensland as part of a highly skilled rail and resources industry. We provide a lifestyle roster to our staff that lets our crew take advantage of the advantages that life in The Whitsundays has to offer. Joining our team is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start or continue your career in the rail industry.


Can I have more information about BRC traineeships?

To find out more you are welcome to email [email protected] so our team can answer your questions directly.

Has your company got any locomotive traineeships going? Or in the near future?

We offer new traineeship positions as our operational needs require. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels as we advertise each of our rounds of traineeships.

Is there an age limit on job or trainee roles?

We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage anyone who is interested to apply. We require trainees to hold an unrestricted drivers license.

Who are the trainee drivers employed by?

Our trainees are direct employees of Bowen Rail Company.

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