Attracting candidates from a broad and diverse talent pool ensures we build the strongest workforce possible to support the Australian Defence Force and protect what really matters. We aim to encourage more young people into defence industry careers and retain the best people by offering an inclusive workplace, flexible and part-time work arrangements, and providing a focus on health and well-being.
These practices allow us to achieve a greater diversity in the way that current and future employees work. BAE Systems continues to create greater opportunities for employees in all stages of their life and career to help achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Bridging the gap
Through engagement of our people, the communities in which we operate and by partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander businesses, BAE Systems Australia is striving to improve the employment and development outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are building a workplace where people respect and support each other, our customers and our suppliers.
We are a 10x10 partner with CareerTrackers, a national non‑profit organisation supporting the long‑term career aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students into industry. The 10x10 program provides us with 10 interns from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds annually over the next 10 years.
BAE Systems Australia are also partnering with the Indigenous Defence and Infrastructure Consortium (IDIC) and will work with IDIC develop and create 15-20 new Indigenous businesses for the Hunter Class Frigate Program.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Our Reconciliation Action Plan is a comprehensive document that will help support our efforts to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to become part of our Australia-wide supply chain; to create employment and development opportunities and to recognise and acknowledge important events and cultural activities.