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SAAB Australia

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Saab is Australian by design.

More than 30 years ago we transferred Combat Management Systems technologies into Australia for the ANZAC Class Frigates. In collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), we have developed the technology – our own Australian know-how – making these Frigates the best of their type in the world.

The Australian government recently mandated our Combat Management System across the RAN fleet! And we won’t stop there. Making things happen – integrating technologies and building Australian capability is in our DNA.

We have transitioned into an entirely Australian company with more than 420 staff. We have developed the capability to entirely undertake design and development of complex software and hardware projects here and overseas. Saab is the Centre of Excellence in missile control, data links, Anti-Submarine Warfare, task force level operations and artificial intelligence functions.

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At a Glance


Saab believes a healthy work/life balance is important – with emphasis on a great working culture, flexible working hours and active Social Club.

Extended holidays

We offer generous benefits to our staff – including six weeks of annual leave so you can get away and relax.

Never get bored

Our intern/graduate programme offers a large variety and range of activities. There is plenty to do in our Future Frigate Maritime Laboratory, Submarine Technology Facility and Civil Security Centre.

Play your part

Saab is the mandated Combat Management System provider to the RAN. Contracts announced in building Australia’s Defence Industries means you will have the opportunity to play your part in building these exciting new industries!

Not just local – global as well

Saab currently exports to several countries and has been invited to participate in what would be Australia’s largest Defence Export Contract – your skills are needed to help us get over the line!

Open door thinking

Saab never closes the door to opportunity. We encourage our students to get involved, challenge their thinking and become a part of Australia’s future.

Student of any age

Saab encourages students of all ages to join its workforce. We are a diverse and equal opportunity employer and proud supporter of the Veteran’s Employment Programme. We welcome interest from ex-service members, veterans and their families.

Careers, not just jobs

Australia’s $90 billion Defence Industry Programme means long term jobs. Saab offers more than jobs, building a career in a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Our Graduate Program

What do we do?

Saab Australia has achieved both domestic and international recognition as a supplier of advanced software and intensive operational systems for the Defence and Security market. Using our impressive systems and engineering capabilities, we offer clients system solutions ranging from real-time Command and Control Systems, information and message-based Command Support Systems, and a range of security solutions for the civil market.

As part of Saab Australia’s Graduate Program, you will have the opportunity to contribute to your own personalised development initiatives and kick-start your career.

What does our program involve?

As a Saab Australia Graduate, you will work alongside experienced engineers, to deliver world-leading and innovative projects. Saab Australia’s Graduate Program is a two-year program, which through structured rotations, will offer you the opportunity to work across several areas within the business. Rotations are individually tailored to your current skills and developmental needs; individual preferences; and business needs. Following the successful completion of the program, you will be placed into a permanent position within the business so that you can continue your exciting new career.

What support will you receive?

In addition to the day-to-day support you will receive from your supervisors and team, you will also be provided with trained and experienced mentors from within the business, and access to the Saab Australia Graduate School. The Saab Australia Graduate School comprises of fortnightly lessons, which cover the overarching topics of knowing your personal brand, developing your business acumen, and advancing your technical skills.

What we look for?

We recruit talented high-achievers, who are inquisitive problem-solvers; and who have a passion for delivering products that will help to keep people safe. We seek well-rounded Engineering Graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Computer Systems
  • Software
  • Mechatronics

Please note, to work at Saab you must comply with defence industry security requirements (i.e. you will be an Australian citizen or able to meet eligibility requirements).

Applications for our graduate 2021 intake will open in March 2020.

There are currently no jobs available

Unfortunately there are currently no positions available at SAAB Australia, please check back soon.