Ever wondered what it's like working on some of Australia's largest shipbuilding and sustainment programs?

Go behind the scenes in the BAE Systems Australia podcast 'Beneath the Deck', and listen to the stories of the people helping to keep Australia secure.

Episode Three: Dancing into the Hunter program

Sonja, Technical Governance Lead

Describing her current job as being the "glue" within the Engineering function of the Hunter Class Frigate Program, Sonja has not had a linear career path.

Beginning her career in contemporary dance choreography, Sonja draws a lot of parallels between communicating issues through dance and communicating between different Engineering disciplines.

For Sonja, 'why' has been a big driver in her career — and her 'why' is to help protect the people of Australia, and help people in times of need.
Listen to Sonja's story.  

Episode Two: From maintaining aircraft to sustaining warships

Peter, Anzac Delivery Manager

Career paths are not always clear, and that is especially the case for Peter, who has — in his own words — has had three different careers.

Beginning his working life in the Royal Australian Air Force at just 17 years old, Peter spent more than two decades servicing and maintaining military aircraft before moving to the Defence Materiel Organisation, and then finally to BAE Systems Australia.

Now onto the second upgrade program for the Anzac class frigates since he moved to Peth, Peter has helped deliver significant upgrades to the ships.
Listen to Peter's story.  

Episode One: Kickstarting careers


Ashleigh, Early Careers Lead

What's it like guiding and shaping the careers of people embarking on their journey into the Defence industry?

Ashleigh, the Early Careers Lead at BAE Systems Australia — Maritime, uses his wealth of experience and his own unique career path to help people get the most out of their job.

Ashleigh started off his working life as an apprentice in the automotive industry before moving into teaching at high schools, focusing on STEM subjects, and he brings a different perspective to the pathways a career can take.
Listen to Ashleigh's story.  


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