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Cameron jumps aboard South Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry

Wanting to take his skills in mechanical engineering to the next level and forge a rewarding career in the naval shipbuilding industry, Cameron made the move to South Australia two years ago to work on one of the nation’s biggest naval shipbuilding projects – the Hunter Class Frigate Program.    After completing a graduate program with BAE Systems Australia and undertaking various engineering stints in electronics and maritime, Cameron decided to pursue his passion for naval shipbuilding. He made the [...]

2022-11-28T15:20:01+10:30November 28th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Registrations open for Defence Industry Scholarship Program

University students currently enrolled and undertaking third-year or honours year studies in STEM are now able to apply for an exciting scholarship placement with a local defence company. The South Australian Government’s Defence Industry Scholarship Program provides students with grants of up to $10,000 which can be used to support expenses associated with the placement. The program is designed to support the defence industry to build in-demand skills, knowledge and experience, through work-based learning opportunities for university students and addressing [...]

2022-11-10T11:47:53+10:30November 10th, 2022|Categories: News|

Samuel’s career sets sail in South Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry

After more than 10 years working on a variety of Defence projects in Victoria, experienced engineer Samuel knew it was time to take on a new career challenge and broaden his skill set. He made the move to South Australia three years ago to work on one of Australia’s biggest naval shipbuilding projects and hasn’t looked back since. Having worked in a number of different engineering and management roles across various Defence projects with BAE Systems Australia, Samuel jumped at [...]

2022-10-21T15:36:18+10:30October 21st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Rocket scientist surges into dream career in South Australia’s space sector

As a young boy James dreamt of being an astronaut and his fascination with space has led to an exciting career as a rocket scientist. James recently made the move to South Australia’s thriving space sector where his career has taken off – and he’s now driving some of the most cutting-edge space innovations in the state. James works as a mechanical and thermal engineer for South Australian space company Neumann Space, which is one of only a few companies [...]

2022-10-18T09:59:53+10:30October 18th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Career growth on the radar for Emily

As a young engineering graduate new to defence industry, Emily was eager to move to South Australia to broaden her career horizons in the state’s thriving defence industry. Growing up in New South Wales, Emily completed a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, before undertaking a graduate program with BAE Systems Australia, working primarily from RAAF Base Williamtown on the Hawk Lead-In Fighter aircraft. The Hawk is used to train qualified Royal Australian Air Force pilots to [...]

2022-09-08T14:13:41+09:30September 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Natural curiosity led to an exciting career in submarines

Engineering team leader Kieran always loved maths, physics and sport. In his role with Babcock, working in Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry, Kieran has found a career that combines the best aspects of all three – getting to solve challenging problems while working in a team. Kieran is at the forefront of ensuring Australia’s submarine fleet is fit for purpose with his team at South Australia’s Osborne shipyard focussed on supporting the maintenance of the Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine fleet. [...]

2022-09-05T16:38:59+09:30September 5th, 2022|Categories: News|

Young female engineer reaches for the stars

Farisha Jamal has been working in the South Australian space industry for under a year, but is part of a growing constellation of female engineers lighting a successful career path in the sector. She’s now empowering other women and young girls to reach for the stars. The avionics engineer is forging a successful career in the South Australian space sector. Farisha was recently recruited by local space launch provider Southern Launch to help create flight systems and sensor packages that [...]

2022-08-16T15:57:02+09:30August 16th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Ben’s giant leap into new space career

Wanting to be part of an industry fuelled by innovation and some of the country’s brightest minds, South Australian project manager Ben Adams knew it was time for a change when he took one giant leap into a new career in the space sector. Having worked in the private and public sectors in a range of technology, strategy and project delivery roles, Ben found himself stuck in a mid-career crisis when the appeal of a career in space was something [...]

2022-09-05T16:25:01+09:30August 12th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Kosta’s leap into new career in the defence industry

Charting a new course in his career journey, Kosta was eager to make his mark in an industry set for strong growth and filled with meaningful work. This led him to a new career in the defence industry. Having moved back to South Australia after working in the United Arab Emirates for a government agency headed by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi as a town planner, Kosta was looking for a career with the same level of excitement and [...]

2022-07-15T10:55:17+09:30July 14th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Local defence business empowers First Nations people

A successful South Australian business specialising in project management for the defence industry is now creating pathways for young First Nations Peoples to forge a career in the sector. One of only a few First Nations businesses in the state’s defence industry, Yanun specialises in project management, schedule and planning support and project controls services. Since establishing in 2019, the business has grown, now employing seven people including a number of Aboriginal trainees, and is highly sought-after for its services [...]

2022-07-05T09:51:56+09:30July 5th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Turn your STEM skills towards a career in defence

Off the back of a successful trial in 2021, BAE Systems Australia has announced 10 internships are on offer within the national company through the STEM Returners Australia program. STEM Returners targets candidates with science, technology, engineering and maths skills who have had an extended career break or who may be keen to move from another sector into defence and matches them to paid career opportunities. BAE Systems Australia was the first defence company to partner with STEM Returners last [...]

2022-09-05T16:27:59+09:30July 1st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Defence is in the family for Rebecca

Growing up, naval shipbuilding apprentice Rebecca was surrounded by family in the Defence Force. “My parents, grandfather and older brother – they were all in the Army,” she says. “I didn’t really want to go down the Army route, but I still wanted to stay in defence.” With a love of building and hands-on subjects including metalwork and outdoor education, Rebecca knew from an early age that a trade could be for her.  During high school in 2021, Rebecca [...]

2022-09-05T16:31:43+09:30June 17th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |