South Australians looking for exciting lifelong career opportunities need look no further than the defence industry. The defence industry offers a broad range of jobs including engineers, scientists, technicians, project managers, ICT, administrators and tradespeople. With a range of high paying careers across naval shipbuilding, information warfare, cyber and space, the state will be looking to employ more than 10,000 people over the next two decades. Hot on the heels of the recent AUKUS announcement that a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will be built in South Australia, it has never been a better time to start your career in the industry.
Whether you are in school, close to finishing school, in tertiary education or looking for a career change, there are a range of pathways to kick-start your career in South Australia’s defence industry and you don’t have to join the Defence Force or study at university to get involved.
Keen to find out more? Key South Australian education institutions and defence industry employers will be at the Navy and Shipbuilding Careers Expo on Sunday 5 November. Stop by to discuss career pathways and opportunities for students and skilled workers and join in on a range of hands on demonstrations to discover where a career in defence could lead you.
In this segment, we hear from Commander Jennifer Graham, Commanding Officer of HMAS Warramunga and Lieutenant Jess Mysko.