A national ship building endeavour is about to start in South Australia.

BAE Systems is excited to have been selected to deliver nine Future Frigates for the Australian Navy. The Global Combat Ship - Australia is based on the BAE Systems' Type 26 frigate, one of the world's most advanced anti-submarine warships, which the company is currently constructing in Glasgow for the Royal Navy.

The new ships, to be called the Hunter class, will be built in South Australia by an Australian workforce, using Australian suppliers from every state and territory

The project will create and sustain at least 5,000 highly skilled jobs throughout the life of this massive program, including 1,000 apprentices and graduate roles.

We'll need engineers and project managers, specialists in steel work, mechanical, electrical and technical trades and many other professionals.

Why work for us?

BAE Systems has been providing some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions to the men and women of the Australian Defence Force for 65 years.

We employ a skilled workforce of more than 3,500 across Australia. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

To learn more about the program and our commitments, visit: https://www.baesystems.com/en-aus/feature/sea5000

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People are the priority at BAE Systems and as a team, we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer of choice.

We are committed to environmental zero harm and the safety and well-being of our colleagues. We thrive in a culture that fosters diversity and inclusivity where people lead by example. We also enjoy flexible working practices that allow us to work in a way that suits us best. This flexibility isn't for the few at BAE Systems; it is something we all enjoy.

We seek out and support development to ensure that employees can reach their full potential and we recognise them for the achievements they make and the effort they contribute.

People at BAE Systems work with a sense of pride and purpose, uphold a strong set of values and know, that together, we make a difference.

Joining our team, whether that be on SEA 5000 or another program will open a world of opportunity for you.

Our plan for mobilising the Future Frigates workforce is timed as follows:

  • Design Mobilisation: 2018-2020
  • Prototyping and Major Procurement: 2020-2022
  • Batch 1 Manufacturing: 2022-2028
  • Post Batch 1 Manufacturing; ongoing ship build

Recruitment will commence this year (2018) for team members in the following disciplines:

  • Platform Systems and Stage 2/3 Engineering and Test and Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Combat Systems Engineering
  • IT
  • Commercial (contracts) management and supply chain
  • Estimating
  • Support functions such as Finance and Human Resources

Keep an eye on our website for specific opportunities or express your interest now via the existing advertisements.Commencing in 2019 and in future years, we'll welcome talented people into roles such as:

  • Detail Planning, Schedulers and Planners (from 2019)
  • Production Managers, Supervisors and Trades (from 2020)

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