The Bachelor of Engineering students have had a great head start in their careers after completing a 12 week placement as a part of the National Naval Shipbuilding Pipeline Scholarship Pilot, introduced by the Department of Defence in 2020. The program is administered by the Naval Shipbuilding College, who have recruited students from across Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
BAE Systems Australia offered three students the opportunity to gain insights in to the Hydrographic In Service Support (HISS) Program in Queensland at the Cairns site, whilst the remaining five worked across the Hunter & Anzac Programs, and also within the CTO (Chief Technology Office) in Melbourne.
Jordan, who completed his internship in Cairns on the Hydrographic vessels, found great value in his time with the business.
“The opportunities this internship has afforded me makes me feel like I’m really getting a head start on my career, and makes me excited for the possibilities of what my career could be in the future," he said.
The supervisors were extremely impressed with the calibre of students and the work that they achieved. Drew Jardine, Project Engineering Manager HISS, oversaw three interns in Queensland on the Hydrographic program.
“The young and enthusiastic team of undergraduate engineers from QUT have impressed at every stage working with us over the last 3 months," he says.
Drew Jardine, Project Engineering Manager HISS
The program is on track to continue again this year with a new intake of students expected to begin in April.