Each graduate will spend two years with the company, working across a range of specialist roles in different business and engineering functions and this year’s graduates will have four placements that will see them working on critically important defence projects across Australia.
Underpinning the drive for new talent is the $1 billion upgrade of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network and the $35 billion Hunter Class Frigate program, together with the company’s maritime and aircraft sustainment businesses.
The 71 graduates will be based in:
- South Australia (32)
- Victoria (20)
- New South Wales (12)
- Western Australia (5) and
- the Australian Capital Territory (2)
The graduate program has been running for three years and the business is confident in seeking more graduates to join the business in 2021.
BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Gabby Costigan said:
“Our graduate program is critical in developing potential future leaders within our business and elsewhere in the defence industry.
“We work with graduates to continuously tailor the program so that it meets their career development and ensures that we have some of the brightest minds developing solutions for the Australian Defence Force.”
Eleven of the new graduates secured positions following their participation in the company’s summer internship program.