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About the Materiel Work Experience Program (for Undergraduates)

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An Overview
Who is eligible for the Materiel Work Experience Program?
When does the MWEP start?
How many positions are available?
Contact Us

An Overview

The Materiel Work Experience Program provides undergraduates, completing their penultimate year of a university undergraduate degree in a relevant area of study (see eligibility requirements), the opportunity to obtain 6 - 12 weeks relevant paid work experience during university summer breaks.

The Materiel Work Experience Program aims to:

  • assist you to become a professional graduate in your discipline
  • provide you with real world work experience in a dynamic organisation.

MWEP offers you:

  • a competitive salary package for the duration of your work placement
  • six weeks of professionally recognised real-world work experience for undergraduates in the Logistics, Accounting/Finance, IT and Procurement and Contracting disciplines
  • twelve weeks work experience for undergraduates in the Engineering (including Naval Architecture) discipline
  • a dedicated support team to provide assistance when required.

During the MWEP you will have access to a mentor in your discipline from DMO’s professional staff if you wish.

Who is eligible for the Materiel Work Experience Program?

To be eligible for the Materiel Work Experience Program you must:

  • be an Australian citizen (prior to commencing the MWEP in November)

  • be completing your penultimate year in an accredited university degree of undergraduate study in Engineering, Naval Architecture, Logistics, Accounting/Finance, Business, Commerce, Economics, IT or Law

  • hold a credit average in your current undergraduate degree.

Disciplines recruited through the DMO MWEP are reviewed each year.

Disciplines accepted for the 2012 MWEP may include (please check this website for updates in May 2012):

ENGINEERING

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Maritime engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering
  • Communications engineering.

Important:
For engineering work experience your degree must be recognised by Engineers Australia for professional membership.

COMMERCIAL

  • Accounting/Finance (degrees in Accounting or Finance related degrees)
  • Logistics (degrees in Logistics, Business, Commerce and Economics)
  • Procurement and Contracting (degrees in Law, Business or Commerce).

Important:

For accountant work experience you must be completing a degree that is accredited by Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) as meeting the entry requirements for the CPA or CA programs.

When does the MWEP start?

The MWEP commences in November 2012.

How many positions are available?

There will be approximately 20 - 25 undergraduate positions available for 2012/2013. Positions will be awarded to undergraduates completing their penultimate year of relevant study. Final year students are eligible to apply for the Materiel Graduate Scheme

Please note you can apply for positions outside your home state but you will be solely responsible for any associated travel costs

Contact us

For any queries, please feel free to contact the MWEP team via e-mail: e-mail MWEP Management Team

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