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From working on the Joint Strike Fighter, Navy ships or soldier protection systems, our Engineering Pathway will see you involved in cutting edge projects supporting the Australian Defence Force that are of national importance. This Pathway is professionally recognised by Engineers Australia.

STREAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On-the-job and off-the-job learning and development to achieve industry-based professional recognition
  • Opportunity to build on the skills you learned at university
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • Your will work on complex projects that are of national significance
  • Your work will contribute to projects that are in direct support of the Australian Defence Force
  • Advancement to APS 5 level on successful completion of the Capability Pathway
  • Opportunities to become a professional Engineer through certification with an appropriate peak body

Overview

Engineers account for up to half of the Capability Pathway’s graduate intake. The opportunity for exciting and challenging engineering roles is limitless, therefore, we are seeking engineers, in a range of disciplines, to take on a career in Defence to work on nationally significant projects supporting the Australian Defence Force (ADF) that are complex and highly valued. Your work as an engineer within CASG will be contributing to the operational success of the ADF.

As a graduate on the 18-month Materiel Graduate Scheme, you will undertake three six-month rotations. These rotations will take place at various locations around Australia to provide you with a broad perspective of engineering in Defence.

In 2018, the Capability Pathway will be recruiting to a significant number of new opportunities for Engineers and Naval Architects across the Maritime sector. These opportunities will exist in the Future Submarine and Future Frigate Programs, primarily based in Adelaide. Both projects will create significant opportunities within the Department of Defence focusing on systems engineering activities in requirements definition, review of contractor activities and acceptance throughout the design development, build, integration and sustainment phases. They will also create thousands of jobs for decades to come. Opportunities in the Maritime sector will be available in Adelaide, Perth and some opportunities overseas (France).

The Capability Pathway will provide the opportunity for work rotations and placements in a range of other leading edge projects that provide rewarding careers in engineering. They include:

  • The Joint Strike Fighter;
  • F/A-18F Super Hornets
  • Collins Class Submarines or the Future Submarines program
  • Future Frigates Program
  • The Air Warfare Destroyer program
  • Soldier modernisation and protection systems
  • The Multi-Role Helicopter program
  • Electronic warfare, communications or surveillance systems, or
  • Guided weapons systems

The engineering disciplines we are seeking include:

  • Aerospace and Aeronautical
  • Communications/Telecommunications
  • Biomedical
  • Electronic
  • Explosive Ordnance
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Mechanical
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Naval Architecture
  • Computer Systems/ICT
  • Electrical
  • Maritime/Marine
  • Space
  • Mechatronic

For more detailed information about the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), view the links below

Next steps

Ready to apply? Find out more about applying at the How to Apply page.

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Quick Details

  • Degree types: Several engineering disciplines
  • Salary: $65,133 pa + 15.4% super
  • Program:
    • 18 months – 3 x 6 month rotations (one in Canberra)
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: February or September
  • Location: Various Australia wide (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
Gethin
“Standing on the back of a warship going full steam is an experience I won’t forget.”

Gethin

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