Are you in your last year at university or have already completed your degree and looking for your next career move? Our program offers graduates first-hand experience working on a range of projects, including real-world defence projects.

No matter whether you’re graduating with an engineering, business or science degree - or another professional background - you’ll be working alongside and learning from the industry’s most innovative thinkers.

At BAE Systems Australia, we develop the latest technologies, capabilities and infrastructure to underpin multi-billion dollar programs across every Australian Defence domain – air, land, sea and space.

Hear what the program is like from some of our past graduates:

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"The Defence Force doesn't stop. They are supporting the community and they need someone to support the work that they do. A lot of the work we do also puts work in the hands of smaller local businesses and it's important to help keep more people in jobs." 'former graduate Tricia, Electrical Engineer, BAE Systems Australia'


Graduates are invited to take part in a three-year program, formerly a two year program of four six month rotations.

At the completion of your graduate program, you will be supported to transition into a more senior role within the business.

You will enjoy a bespoke career plan, a dedicated Graduate Program Support Manager, on-the-job training and development, regular engagement with a mentor and the opportunity to collaborate with graduates across the country. You will also receive an annually reviewed, competitive salary.

Depending on the needs of the business, the programs may be offered in one of two streams. In some cases, a choice of stream may also be available.

Stream One

You will work in one project/department for the duration of your program. As a result, you’ll enjoy stability and the opportunity to develop deep knowledge of that domain.

Stream Two

Stream Two will see you undertaking three, one year placements. As a graduate in this stream, you will develop an appreciation of different areas in the business while you explore which appeals most to you.

Whichever Stream you join, you can be assured that your career will be off to a great start.

Please register your interest to the 2024 Graduate Program via the Expressions of Interest section below and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch to let you know when the formal application process commences.

2024 Graduate Program - Expressions Of Interest