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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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Life at Saab Australia

People

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!

Graduate Program

Explore your potential

As a 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 do we do?

Saab Australia has over 30 years of successful operations within Australia, providing high technology solutions to defence and security customers. We develop everything from combat, communications and security systems to mixed reality and cyber security solutions. Alongside a team of world-class industry leaders, you’ll have the chance to design, develop and integrate innovative solutions on our mission to keep people and society safe.

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
  • Mechanical/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).

We open applications for our graduate program in March each year. Please visit our careers listing at the link below around this time to lodge an application:

Saab Australia current vacancies

You may also contact the team at careers.mailbox@au.saabgroup.com if you’d like further information.

 

Internships

Kick start your engineering career with Saab Australia.

Saab Australia’s Internship Program will give you the opportunity to put into practice, what you have been learning throughout your studies, and gain invaluable experience in a defence and civil solutions company.

What does our program involve?

Our paid internship program runs for up to 12 weeks during December-Feburary. During this placement, you will work alongside our world-leading engineers gaining experience on real-life projects and case studies. You will further your knowledge and skills from colleagues who are experts in their field.

What support will you receive?

As well as the day-to-day support you’ll receive from your supervisors and team, you’ll be provided a mentor from our current graduate cohort. This will help with your transition into the workforce and gives you an insight into what it is like to work at Saab.

What do we look for?

We recruit talented high-achievers who are inquisitive problem-solvers and have a passion for delivering products that will help keep people and society safe.

To be eligible for the Saab Australia Internship Program, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You will be in your penultimate year, orhave completed at least three years of a bachelor’s degree in engineering; specialising in electrical/electronics, mechanical/mechatronics, computer systems or software.
  • To work at Saab you must comply with defence industry security requirements (ie. you will be an Australian citizen and be able to meet eligibility requirements).

Think you’ve got what it takes?

We open applications for our intern program in August each year. Please visit our careers listing at the link below around this time to lodge an application:

Saab Australia current vacancies

If you would like further information, contact our team at careers.mailbox@au.saabgroup.com

 

Scholarships

Learn from the best

Saab Australia offers Engineering Scholarships which are designed to encourage and support those entering the engineering industry.

We currently offer three scholarship opportunities to help support students entering the engineering industry; Engineering Scholarship, Women in Engineering Scholarship and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship.

Engineering Scholarship Opportunities

As we look toward the future, we aim to support and partner with students to encourage them to grow and succeed with their university studies in order to kick-start their careers within the engineering industry.

Saab Australia’s Engineering Scholarship is designed to encourage and support those entering the engineering industry within the fields of:

  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Software
  • Mechanical/Mechatronics
  • Aerospace

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Engineering Scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Currently studying your second year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, specialising in Electrical/Electronics, Software, Mechanical/Mechatronics, Aerospace, or Computer Science.
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the time of application and subsequent years.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 throughout the scholarship program.
  • Hold Australian Citizenship to meet Defence industry security requirements.

Scholarship recipients receive financial assistance, a Saab mentor and pathways into our Internship and Graduate Program.

Women in Engineering Scholarship Opportunities

We are working in a variety of ways to increase the participation of female students in STEM subjects and ultimately pursue and have successful careers in the engineering industry.

Our Women in Engineering Scholarship is designed to encourage and empower women who are passionate about developing a career in advanced technology. We are looking to partner with women studying in the following fields:

  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Software
  • Mechanical/Mechatronics
  • Aerospace

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Women in Engineering Scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Currently studying your second year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, specialising in Electrical/Electronics, Software, Mechanical/Mechatronics, Aerospace, or Computer Science.
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the time of application and subsequent years.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 throughout the scholarship program.
  • Hold Australian Citizenship to meet Defence industry security requirements.

Scholarship recipients receive financial assistance, a Saab mentor and pathways into our Internship and Graduate Program.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Opportunities

We acknowledge the rich history of Australia’s first people and highly value diversity and equal opportunity.

The purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship is to support and encourage student’s continuation and success with their university studies in the following fields:

  • Engineering
    • Electrical/Electronics
    • Computer Science
    • Software
    • Mechanical/Mechatronics
    • Aerospace
  • Business/Commerce
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Information Technology

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Currently studying your second year of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields:
    •  Engineering: Electrical/Electronics, Software, Mechanical/Mechatronics, Aerospace, or Computer Science, or
    • Business/Commerce, Human Resources, Finance, or Information Technology
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the time of application and subsequent years.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 throughout the scholarship program.
  • Hold Australian Citizenship to meet Defence industry security requirements.
  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Scholarship recipients receive financial assistance, a Saab mentor and pathways into our Internship and Graduate Program.

How to Apply

Please visit our careers listing at the link below to lodge an application:

Saab Australia current vacancies

Please note that applications open in March each year.

You should include the following in your application:

  • A copy of your CV, including your work history, education, extra-curricular activities and accomplishments
  • Most recent copy of your academic transcript
  • Completed scholarship application form (General Engineering, Women in Engineering, or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander)

You may contact the team at careers.mailbox@au.saabgroup.com for a copy of the scholarship application form or for any further information.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

 

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