National Naval Shipbuilding Pipeline Scholarship Pilot students ready to take on the world!
Celebrations were held in late November as the first cohort of participants in the National Naval Shipbuilding Pipeline Scholarship Pilot graduated! Although impacted by border restrictions, the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC) hosted an online ceremony to mark the occasion.
Key academics from supporting universities, RMIT University and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), joined Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price, MP and NSC Program Director, Mike Humphreys to congratulate the students on their graduation.
Throughout the 12-month program, the first cohort of 32 engineering students received university funding and valuable hands-on experience to help propel them into successful long-term careers in Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry.
Upon completion of the program, seven students have been offered ongoing employment with their host industry partner; five students are working with BAE Systems Maritime Australia, one with DefendTex and one with the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG). A further seven students have been offered graduate positions with the Queensland Government, BAE Systems Maritime Australia and the Department of Defence.
The NSC has also welcomed the second cohort of 40 scholarship recipients who began their 12-week industry placements on 22 November 2021.