Hundreds register for naval shipbuilding careers – Naval Shipbuilding College

Hundreds register for naval shipbuilding careers

Thursday, March 14, 2019

More than 500 people throughout Australia have registered interest in being part of the sovereign workforce that will build and sustain the Royal Australian Navy’s future fleet, including Attack class submarines and Hunter class frigates.  


Launched in November last year, the Naval Shipbuilding College national Workforce Register has already attracted a diverse range of candidates including those up-skilling within the naval shipbuilding industry, workers transitioning from adjacent industries, people entering the workforce for the first time and students.  


Once registered, the College’s Candidate Engagement Consultants provide each candidate with ongoing, tailored advice to help them access training and education pathways that will lead to them becoming job-ready graduates and able to enter or advance within the naval shipbuilding industry.  


Candidates will also be connected directly with future employers across the build, supply and sustainment industries and be kept aware of the various skilled and professional job opportunities when they become available.  


The College’s Gary Barker said the number of people choosing naval shipbuilding as a career of choice is quickly expanding as awareness of the opportunities grows.  


“The number of registrations continues to climb and includes people from a broad range of industries, experience, age and locations around Australia,’’ he said.  


“It clearly demonstrates that people are motivated to be involved in some of the most technologically advanced projects in the world.  


“Naval shipbuilding careers offer excellent prospects for advancement and longevity as well as the pride which comes from supporting our Defence forces.”  


The College continues to work closely with industry, training and education partners to build a sovereign and skilled workforce to fill the 15,000 jobs being created.  


For more information or to register, visit  



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