Future leaders welcomed at Henderson

BAE Systems Australia has welcomed seven new apprentices to its Henderson facility in Western Australia.


Over the next four years they will work on Australia’s ANZAC frigate fleet, commercial maritime vessels and a variety of energy and resources projects.


More than 200 people applied for the seven positions. The apprentices are aged from 17 to 34 and come from a range of backgrounds and experience.


The roles include apprenticeships in electrical and boiler making.


Upgrading and sustaining the ANZAC frigate fleet is central to the operations of BAE Systems’ Henderson facility. HMAS Arunta is the first ship to be docked as part of the $2 billion ANZAC Midlife Capability Assurance Program.


The upgrade program includes improvements to engines, propulsion, lighting, heating, cooling and communications, air surveillance radar replacement, torpedo self-defence, Nulka enhancements, and improved on-board training.


BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive, Gabby Costigan, said:


“Our investment in local talent is important and reflects our commitment to growing our Henderson business.


“We employ a number of local apprentices annually as part of our efforts to advance the next generation of employees.


“The skills that this cohort of trainees will gain will be invaluable and the opportunities beyond are endless for these potential leaders




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