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Austal Australia

4.2
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Austal Australia

  • Engineering Consulting
  • R&D and Manufacturing
  • Technology

Graduate Opportunities with the Australian Shipbuilder Austal

With graduate opportunities as exciting and diverse as the ships we build, Austal is looking for our next team of shipbuilders to help deliver the world’s most advanced ships.

Austal is the Australian Shipbuilder, global defence prime contractor and maritime technology partner of choice; designing, constructing and supporting revolutionary defence and commercial vessels for the world’s leading operators.

With four modern shipyards located in Australia, the USA, Philippines and Vietnam – and strategically located regional service centres and sales offices - Austal offers outstanding opportunities for enthusiastic graduates to develop valuable skills and expertise in a fast-growing global industry.

To meet current and future demand for multi-disciplined leaders across defence and commercial programs, we have established a comprehensive new graduate scheme for:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architects

Providing you with valuable exposure to all areas of our business, the Austal Graduate Scheme includes periodic placements across multiple functions - including Production, Procurement, Design, Engineering, Commercial, and Programs - at our Australian, Philippines operations.

In this 3 year program, you could live and work across multiple Austal sites within Australia and the Philippines.

Your first placement will be at any one of the above locations, so you must be entirely flexible and prepared to relocate.
 

Austal is a work environment that encourages diversity and we encourage female and ATSI applications. 


Please note that candidates must have full Australian Working Rights, or currently hold a Visa that will allow you to live and work in Australia for a minimum of 3 years after commencement of employment. We regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.

We are looking for graduates who are passionate about their degree, and passionate about shipbuilding. We want people who don’t ever want to stop learning. If you can use your excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively across all functions of our business; use your integrity and problem-solving skills to provide innovative solutions for our customers, and aspire to deliver excellence in everything you do; then the Austal Graduate Scheme is the right fit for you. 

Recruitment Process

Austal is an Australian shipbuilder and global defence prime contractor which designs, constructs and sustains some of the world’s most advanced commercial and defence vessels.

Remuneration & Career Growth

As a Graduate at Austal you will be offered growth and development opportunities by:

  • Undertaking 6x six monthly Graduate Rotations across varying departments
  • Complete a competency log that contributes towards Charter Status
  • Completing 7x training programs affiliated with Engineering Education Australia
  • Your Membership with Engineers Australia is covered by Austal
  • You are designated a mentor who is a senior leader
  • Attending quarterly offsite sessions 
  • Conducting a research/improvement project and present findings to the ELT

As part of working with Austal you will be rewarded with a 9-day working fortnight, flexible start and finish times (where practical), access to a Short Term Incentive scheme, additional learning opportunities outside the structure of the Graduate program, travel opportunities and company affiliated discounts.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.2
Overall score based on 14 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.7
Work Hours
8.2
Satisfaction
7.9
Management
7.8
Culture
8.7
Work Hours
8.2
Satisfaction
7.9
Management
7.8
Culture
What Graduates Say About Them
  • I have been given lots of flexibility on how to approach my projects/tasks, this offers great learning experience that I'm allowed to work autonomously instead of being micromanaged all the time.
  • Flexible work hours, as long as you complete the requisite hours required. 9 day fortnight work weeks are handy Rotations around different departments allowing good business insight into the various business activities Good work culture - someone is always willing to lend a hand Variety of task - the various departments have variety so you will never get bored Challenging - there is a lot of opportunities for the organisation as we transition to a new ERP system, there are a lot of new challenges to over come
  • 1. Flexible start and finish times 2. Get to work on boats - depending on task 3. Challenging tasks 4. Over 30 years of experience 5. Undergoing digital transformation so plenty of opportunity to grow and progress
  • Opportunity to learn and work with some of the best in the Ship Building Industry.
  • Facilities are pretty old. The nature of "winning contracts to stay employed" is a bit scary. So Job security is an issue especially when you have a mortgage.
  • The area of improvement would be the information of induction could have been structured better. There was a few confusing moments at the beginning due to lack of information provided.
  • Communication gaps between different departments. Therefore, it’s a struggle to find documents and lessons on previous projects. Data management and engagement are the weak point but company is already working to improve them.
  • Only now transitioning into contemporary digital solutions. Spreadsheets.
  • Could be overwhelming at times with some of the expectations.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Western Australia, Australia
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
I
IT & Computer Science
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship

Perth
Unique opportunity within the ICT team to start your career within Defence Support Industry!
Applications Close
24 Oct 2021
Start Date
ASAP

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Steven Shi

Steven Shi studied a Bachelor of International Business at the University of Sydney and is now a Commerce Graduate at Austal Australia.
  • Day in the life

Steven Shi

Steven Shi studied a Bachelor of International Business at the University of Sydney and is now a Commerce Graduate at Austal Australia.
  • Day in the life

Rahul Thapa

Rahul Thapa studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney and is now a Graduate Engineer at Austal Australia.
  • Day in the life

Rahul Thapa

Rahul Thapa studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney and is now a Graduate Engineer at Austal Australia.
  • Day in the life

Steven Shi

Steven Shi studied a Bachelor of International Business at the University of Sydney and is now a Commerce Graduate at Austal Australia.
  • Day in the life

Steven Shi

Steven Shi studied a Bachelor of International Business at the University of Sydney and is now a Commerce Graduate at Austal Australia.
  • Day in the life

Rahul Thapa

Rahul Thapa studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney and is now a Graduate Engineer at Austal Australia.
  • Day in the life

Rahul Thapa

Rahul Thapa studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney and is now a Graduate Engineer at Austal Australia.

Videos


Austal Australia Graduate Program

If you would like to hear, first-hand from some of our current Graduates and Graduate Program Coordinator about what is it like to be part of Austal’s brand supporting the Defence, Commercial and Technology based projects watch our documentary series

Austal Australia Graduate Program

If you would like to hear, first-hand from some of our current Graduates and Graduate Program Coordinator about what is it like to be part of Austal’s brand supporting the Defence, Commercial and Technology based projects watch our documentary series