With a number of defence industry companies currently calling for graduate program applications, the time is now for current and former serving members considering a career in the defence industry.
For those recently qualified, currently studying or simply considering career options, graduate and trainee programs are a fantastic way to gain meaningful and valuable experience and fast-track a career South Australia.
Demand is rapidly increasing for Australian workers with trade, technical and science and technology skills to fill roles in defence industry, so there are many opportunities for future employment following the completion of these programs. Programs aren’t all limited to trades and STEM though, with positions in some programs also available across project management, finance, marketing, human resources and IT disciplines.
Furthermore, industry employers recognise the diverse skills gained through service and people who have transitioned out of the ADF are ideal candidates for defence industry graduate and traineeship programs.
Large defence industry businesses including Babcock Australasia, ASC and Shoal Group are currently calling for applications for their next intake, offering opportunities for participants to further develop technical skills, competence, capability and confidence as well as build valuable networks and connections.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on delivering many of Australia’s largest and most complex Defence projects.
For more information about defence industry graduate programs and traineeships visit:
Shoal Group Graduate Program – applications close 12 June
Babcock Graduate Program – applications close 10 July
ASC Apprenticeship Program – applications close 18 July
Nova Systems Graduate Program – open year round
Lockheed Martin Graduate Development Program– open year round
SAAB Australia’s Graduate Program – open around March each year
Raytheon Australia GradX Program – currently closed
Learn more about other pathways to finding your place in defence industry at FindYourPlaceSA.com
Image: William, current Babcock Graduate Program participant.