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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: , , , |

ASC launches recruitment drive for fresh talent

South Australian apprentices have the opportunity to kick start their career in naval shipbuilding, with Australia’s largest defence shipbuilding organisation ASC currently recruiting new talent to join the ranks.  Applications are now open for the shipbuilder’s annual apprentice intake, with positions available for more than 25 apprenticeship positions in trades including metal fabrication, electrical and mechanical engineering. The successful recruits will be employed at ASC’s sites in Adelaide and Henderson in WA, and build their skills for upcoming submarine programs. [...]

2022-09-05T16:32:59+09:30June 14th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Babcock launches new Graduate Program intake

Leading defence and aviation business, Babcock Australasia, is calling for applications for the next intake of its Graduate Program, with positions available across a wide range of fields. The two-year program offers participants the opportunity to apply their technical skills and training in a practical environment, alongside an established team of industry professionals. Positions are available for people who have studied Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics and Electronics. The program isn’t limited to STEM graduates though, with roles [...]

2022-09-05T16:29:14+09:30June 9th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Explore a lifelong career in South Australia’s defence or space industry

South Australia’s defence and space industries are growing at the speed of light, creating a universe of career opportunities for today’s emerging workforce. In the coming years, South Australia will be home to a number of major naval shipbuilding projects, creating up to 5000 jobs by 2030, along with thousands of jobs across defence delivering world-class cyber and systems solutions as well as intelligence including surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare capabilities. From project management, combat systems engineering, contracts management, Information [...]

2022-04-28T13:42:05+09:30April 28th, 2022|Categories: News|

New data reveals strong growth in defence sector apprentices

The latest apprentice and trainee data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows a strong increase in the number of defence sector apprentices and trainees in South Australia over the last 12 months. As at 30 September 2021, there were 5,360 apprentices and trainees in-training in trades relevant to the defence sector – an increase of 28.5% from the previous year’s figures. In addition, apprenticeship completions in the same period almost doubled from 510 to 1,015. As [...]

2022-04-14T15:18:48+09:30April 1st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

New partnership to drive recruitment for Hunter class frigate program

BAE Systems Maritime Australia has partnered with Careers Centre Alliance to manage recruitment for the Hunter class frigate program being designed and built at Osborne Naval Shipyard. A partnership between the Indigenous Defence Infrastructure Consortium and Randstad Australia, the Careers Centre Alliance will utilise existing systems and talent pools to deliver an end-to-end recruitment solution for BAE Systems. Over the next five years, up to 900 trade and production workers will be required for the prototyping and construction of the nine anti-submarine warfare [...]

2022-04-14T15:18:23+09:30March 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |