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A prosperous career across defence and civilian workforces

Jeremy’s 19-year career has spanned both defence and civilian workforces. Now, as Head of Industry Capability at BAE Systems Australia and an Army Reservist, Jeremy utilises the skills he’s learned for a great ambition: to support the security and prosperity of our nation. Growing up on a sheep farm in a small Victorian country town, Jeremy always knew he wanted to be part of something important. He had always been a people-oriented person, gravitating towards leadership roles at school and [...]

2024-05-22T12:59:06+09:30May 22nd, 2024|Categories: News|

Exploring research opportunities in the defence and space sectors

Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP) Pathways Manager Bez Mohammadi shares first-hand insights into South Australia’s evolving research and innovation sector. In search of a new challenge, Bez turned to the defence and space industries. “I joined DIP in 2022 because I wanted to be part of something new and exciting,” he said. “South Australia is evolving, and cutting-edge projects are continuously coming to the fore.” DIP is a catalyst for defence-relevant research and development in South Australia. “We foster collaboration and [...]

2024-05-17T10:43:19+09:30May 17th, 2024|Categories: News|

KBR launches summer internship program

The popular KBR annual summer internship program is back, with 60 exciting roles on offer in Australia. Two thousand people in Australia currently work across major defence and infrastructure projects, and the internship is the ideal opportunity to acquire hands-on experience and forge a successful career at the leader in global technology and engineering. With an established footprint in Adelaide, KBR graduates like Josh Wurfel can immerse themselves in cutting-edge projects taking place in the country’s Defence State. Several months [...]

2024-05-16T10:15:55+09:30May 16th, 2024|Categories: News|

Putting engineering theory into practice in the defence industry

Two and a half years into her engineering career and the future looks bright for ASC Graduate Engineer Philippa McMurtrie. And while weighing up a career path in science versus engineering only became a clear-cut decision in university, Philippa has now found a way to harness her love for numbers and problem solving in a dynamic role that ticks all the boxes. Looking back, Philippa’s natural affinity for math, science and chemistry in school would later lead her to seeking [...]

2024-05-15T10:42:15+09:30May 15th, 2024|Categories: News|

Nishanth launches his space career in South Australia

A keen interest in science and physics in Nishanth Sri Shiva Madhavan’s former school years has paved the way to an exciting career in the space industry. Reflecting on his younger years, Nishanth attributes his success to keeping himself informed and connected in the space industry. “In my spare time I would read blogs and publications, join social media communities and network with peers.” Nishanth’s passion for the industry quite literally launched his career, transporting him all the way from [...]

2024-05-13T15:36:04+09:30May 13th, 2024|Categories: News|

Turning childhood dreams into reality

While many kids grow up with dreams of becoming an astronaut or pilot, not all have the ability and determination to achieve it. Born and raised in Scotland to an Australian father and Irish mother, Harrison grew up with the hopes of becoming an astronaut or a pilot. “I grew up admiring Neil Armstrong, and absolutely loved space technologies, so I had my sights set on the skies early on,” said Harrison. “But after realising I was colour blind and [...]

2024-04-17T10:03:21+09:30April 17th, 2024|Categories: News|

Engineering a dynamic and rewarding career in defence industry

Born in Punjab, India, Shantanu Malhotra’s family moved to South Australia when he was just three, joining family who had relocated to take advantage of the state’s manufacturing industry. Growing up, Shantanu wanted to be a pilot, joining the Australian Air Force Cadets when he was thirteen until the end of high school. This early exposure to the Defence Forces gave him a taste of the opportunities available, including access to training camps, tours of air bases and instructional flights. [...]

2024-03-22T16:10:56+10:30March 22nd, 2024|Categories: News|

A path less travelled to propelling exploration

Imelda Alexopoulos, Director of Exploration at Fleet Space Technologies - From receiving a Bachelor of Biomedical Science to becoming a successful retail banking manager, to then building a high-powered career in professional services consulting - at face value, this doesn’t sound like a road that leads to the defence and space industries. But this less travelled path is the one that Imelda Alexopoulos has taken, and she is not looking back. After serving in the Navy, Imelda Alexopoulos’ father settled [...]

2024-03-08T09:40:49+10:30March 7th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The defence industry: where finite models lead to infinite possibilities

Dr Janet Wilson, Lead Structural Engineer at KBR, Frazer-Nash Consultancy - Growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Janet Wilson had a strong aptitude for maths and physics. While studying engineering in Scotland, Janet rose to the top of her class and hasn’t looked back since. Engineering was not a popular choice for many women of the time, but for Janet it was a career path that ‘popped’. “I was aware that engineering was not a path that I could go [...]

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