Graduation success for Defence Industry Scholarship Program students

An impressive cohort of 36 South Australian university students have taken the next step in their defence industry careers, graduating from the highly regarded Defence Industry Scholarship Program. The South Australian Government-funded scholarship program, administered by AiGroup, provides eligible university students with grants of up to $10,000 to undertake work placements at a local defence company. The graduation ceremony held at Edinburgh-based manufacturer, AML3D, recognised students who have completed their defence industry placement across a range of roles, gaining in-demand skills, knowledge [...]

2023-03-15T14:38:27+10:30March 15th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

DEWC Services sets high standard in graduate employment

South Australian electronic warfare company DEWC Services has been recognised as a top graduate employer as part of the 2023 Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) Top Graduate Employers list. DEWC Services was the only small to medium business in the state and one of only three South Australian-headquartered companies recognised on the list, which is based on first-hand ratings and feedback from graduates who spend at least 12 months with an employer. Developed in late 2020 to boost local talent across the [...]

2023-03-15T14:17:11+10:30February 23rd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Now is the time to join South Australia’s defence and space industries

There’s never been a better time to join South Australia’s defence and space industries, with workers needed now to get started on a lucrative career, spanning decades. Recent research conducted by Defence SA shows that while the defence industry alone in South Australia is expected to need an additional 10,000 people over the next 10 years, not everyone is aware of the career opportunities available in the state. Defence SA Chief Executive Richard Price said the highest priority for South [...]

2023-03-15T14:32:10+10:30February 15th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Record graduate intake at BAE Systems Australia

BAE Systems Australia has reinforced their commitment to investing in the next generation of workers by recruiting a record number of graduates across the country, including 50 in South Australia.  The new recruits will be supporting the Hunter class frigate program, the Jindalee Operational Radar Network upgrade and the development of new technologies for the Australian Defence Force. Others across the country will be work across a range of maritime and aerospace sustainment programs and corporate roles. A further 30 apprentices are also [...]

2023-03-22T13:37:48+10:30February 13th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Young Achiever’s career on upward trajectory

The Australian Industry & Defence Network – South Australia (AIDN SA) Young Achiever Award 2022 was announced at the annual AIDN SA Christmas and Garden Party last week. Southern Launch Regulatory Lead Eamon Lawson received this year’s honour, selected from a competitive field of nominees. Eamon was recognised for his important contribution to critical law reform to support the development of Australia’s first sovereign end-to-end space capability covering payload development, rocket manufacture and launch into space. Space launch is an important pillar [...]

2023-03-15T14:19:34+10:30December 15th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Submarine testing agreement to support new jobs in SA

A new contract has been signed between Osborne based companies ASC and QMS NDT & NACE(QMS) that will see more than 25 local jobs supported through the delivery of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and metal survey services. The new deal will see QMS deliver x-ray and radiographic testing for Collins class submarines as part of the full-cycle docking program. This technology enables precise analysis of the integrity of the structures’ welds, pipe wall thicknesses, and other metallic components without physical disruption and will be used by ASC [...]

2023-03-15T14:45:48+10:30November 29th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

2023-03-15T14:46:08+10:30November 10th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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: , , |

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: , , , |

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: , , |

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: , , , |