BAE Systems Australia is welcoming 58 graduates to its national defence and security business and immediately begin recruiting for more than 90 graduates to start in 2023. Last year, the company provided more than 140 early career opportunities to students through internships, apprenticeships and graduate roles. The company now has more than 250 young people within BAE Systems’ early careers programs. Recruits in 2023 will join a refreshed graduate program that covers a wide range of fields including engineering, project management, finance, human resources and commercial. They can choose to be placed into an ongoing role or to experience three one-year structured placements in different specialist areas within BAE Systems’ national operations.

The graduate program also offers tailored training and mentoring, flexible work practices and the opportunity to collaborate and network with other graduates across the country. Underpinning the recruitment drive is the company’s commitment to the research and the development of world leading technologies including hypersonics, autonomy and high speed weapons to support the requirements of the Australian Defence Force together with major programs ramping up.

The upgrade of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network is critical to the nation’s defence and security and this major program is proceeding at pace. So too is the Hunter Class Frigate program along with major maritime and aircraft sustainment programs, including support of Australia’s fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Hawk Lead-in Fighter fleets.

BAE Systems Australia Chief People Officer, Danielle Mesa, said “the career opportunities within BAE Systems for graduates are unlike those in other sectors. Our graduates get the chance to work with some of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers who are developing world-leading defence capabilities. I am delighted that we can provide a range of recruitment and work experience activities that support young people in our communities, right across the nation. Recruiting new talent is important for growing our future workforce and provides new and diverse perspectives which is critical to ensuring that innovation in our industry flourishes.”

BAE Systems Australia Graduate Aerospace Engineer Stephanie McCulloch said “I have been able to start my career as an engineer with clear career opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. Working for a national company provides an exciting array of projects across the nation and this really inspires me and drives me to continue learning as a young professional.”

University students wanting to apply for the graduate roles should be:

  • In the final year of their degree or recently completed their degree
  • Australian citizens, and
  • Curious and enthusiastic learners.

To find out more about opportunities with BAE Systems Australia: Applications close on 10 April 2022.

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