BAE Systems has been helping to secure Australia for generations. For over 65 years we have built and sustained complex platforms including Naval Frigates, Landing Helicopter Dock ships, patrol boats and minor war vessels for the Royal Australian Navy in shipyards around the country. With over 3,500 staff across the nation, we are Australia's largest defence industry company.

If successful on SEA 5000, we are committed to ensuring our Future Frigates are built in Australia by Australians. We expect to create over 5,000 highly skilled Australian jobs through the life of the 30 year program, including over 1,000 apprenticeships and graduate roles. Apprenticeships in steelwork, mechanical, electrical and technical trades as well as substantial job opportunities for current and future generations of engineers, designers, project managers and professionals will deliver SEA 5000 over the coming decades.

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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.

In terms of program timing, we expect to learn in April 2018 if we have been selected as the preferred tenderer for SEA 5000.

From that point, the timing will be as follows:

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

Whilst we will ramp up slowly, recruitment will commence in 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

Later, we'll welcome talented people into roles such as:
  • Detail Planning, Schedulers and Planners (from 2019)
  • Production Managers, Supervisors and Trades (from 2020)

If you are looking for a new role now, we invite you to CLICK HERE to view live vacancies and to register. By registering you'll be kept up to date when new opportunities arise.

We also encourage you to join our SEA 5000 Talent Community. Members of our Talent Community will be kept up to date with program and mobilisation news.

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