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.

Significant progress has been made on the program since we last communicated with you in September 2018 and we end the year in a great position.

ASC Shipbuilding has now become a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia and we welcomed nearly 800 new colleagues to the BAE Systems team last Friday. The head contract for the Hunter Class Frigate Program was also signed on Friday between ASC Shipbuilding and the Commonwealth of Australia.

In 2019 we will be advertising for some specific roles and continuing to seek expressions of interest from people with certain skill sets, as we will need to increase our workforce to meet the growing enterprise demand.

Our plan for mobilising the Future Frigates workforce continues to be timed as follows:

  • Project Mobilisation: 2018-2020
  • Prototyping and Major Procurement: 2019-2022
  • Batch 1 Manufacturing: 2022-2028
  • Post Batch 1 Manufacturing; ongoing ship build

In the year ahead we will expect to recruit across the following disciplines:

  • Project Management, planning and Controls
  • Combat Systems Engineering
  • IM&T (Information Management & Technology)
  • Commercial (contracts) Management and Supply Chain
  • Support functions such as Finance, legal and Human Resources

Live roles now include:

  • Combat Systems Engineers, various
  • Export and Controls, Manager and Officer
  • Operational Workforce Planner
  • Senior Treasury Analyst
  • IT Professionals, various
  • Commercial and Procurement, various

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