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Shipbuilding in South Australia - The Skills Currently in Demand

By Kinexus on 24 May 2018

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Now is an ideal time to look at South Australia (SA) as a potential location for Defence Sector work. With so many new projects getting underway, such as SEA 1000 (Future Submarine), SEA 1180 (Offshore Patrol Vessels), and SEA 5000 (Future Frigate), as well as new phases of existing projects, think ‘JORN’, there will be a range of fantastic opportunities to grow your skills and experience.

In particular, Defence Sector employers are keen to hire people with the following skills and experience:

  1. Commercial and supply chain
  2. Engineering- mechanical, structures, electrical, software, systems
  3. Combat & Communication Systems
  4. Systems Safety
  5. Project Support- management, admin, scheduling
  6. Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)

Many companies (Primes, SMEs and Above the Line consultancies) in SA are focussing on front-end project experience, and are keen to speak to potential candidates now. Defence experience is highly valued, but companies are also supporting the integration of workers from adjacent industries such as manufacturing, transport, rail and utilities.

Opportunities in SA will give you the chance to contribute to the front end of some of the most significant projects in Australia right now, and you’ll be able to say that you worked on them from the start! Add to that; most Defence Sector employers get how important good staff are, and are keen to do their best to offer their people great work, career progression and rewarding remuneration.

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