Work with Metro Trains as a Relief Signaller!

At Metro, we get you where you need to go. Connecting people and places is made possible by our people who make a positive difference to every journey. Since 2009, Metro proudly continues to operate and maintain a world-class train service and network through to delivering significant transport projects that will shape how Melbourne moves.

We strive to reflect the community we serve and support the needs of our people who are critical to our success. With Zero Harm at the foundation of everything we do, we want everyone to get home safely.

At Metro, we are one team, united in our purpose of connecting and shaping a better Melbourne. We believe in fostering an environment where your skills, talents, and aspirations can thrive. We look forward to supporting you as you plan the next chapter of your career at Metro.

So – what on earth is Signalling? Lollipop signs? Not quite.  In a very basic form (as this is a complicated role) a Signaller is the traffic lights and the steering wheel for trains within that Signaller’s area of control.

As you would expect from the above – this role is essential to the safe and on time running of our trains and shares responsibility for the safety of thousands of people every day. This role works over a 24/7 roster so flexibility and full availability is a must in these roles.

So if you think working in a fast-paced environment, with a high level of responsibility is for you, read on.

Location: Melbourne

Work Type: Full-Time

Salary: Competitive

Contact:  Therese Bizas, She Works Program 03 8842 2954


  • Pre-screening of all applications for medical and psychometric testing
  • Own transportation – Car preferred.

Applications close:  ongoing application, intake, and training at intervals.

About the Role:

What to Expect

  • 11 weeks paid traineeship – classroom and on the job (in Signal boxes).
  • Minimum 19 shifts across a 28-day period across a 24 hour, 7 days per week roster
  • Work at locations ALL ACROSS Melbourne (this is a requirement, get your commute playlist ready).
  • Part of the train control function.
  • Perform safety functions and deliver train timetable performance.
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  • You will be sent essential testing after application.

Click below to access the full Position Description:


About You: 

  •  Ideally you will have customer service experience
    •    Safety awareness aptitude
    •    Understand the importance of policies and procedures
    •    Have effective analytical and problem solving skills
    •    Strong communication skills
    •    Enjoy being part of a wider team and are also happy working independently
    •    Are available to work shifts outside normal working hours , including weekends and public holidays
    •    Have a driver’s license and a reliable car enabling you to get to a variety of locations (this is essential for this position as not all locations are accessible via public transport outside of standard hours).

In Return:

  •  A competitive base salary and additional payments for working shift work.
    •    14 weeks paid parental leave and superannuation paid, unpaid parental leave in the first 12 months
    •    A progressive workplace culture that walks to the walk on gender equality
    •    Job security that offers genuine career progression for those dedicated to learn
    •    An inclusive workplace culture
    •    A myki card that allows free public transport in Victoria


To Apply:

We encourage you to APPLY NOW – recruitment is ongoing and all applications will be processed immediately.

Please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] or call the She Works team and speak with Therese on 03 8842 2954.