NSC’s collaboration with peak bodies helps job seekers and industry
Peak bodies, also known as professional associations, represent the interests of members and the sector, as well as the industry as a whole at a state or national level – and the NSC’s collaboration with peak bodies across a number of sectors helps members at various career stages learn about how the NSC is helping industry build Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding workforce, and helps promote the array of job opportunities in shipbuilding – from engineering, operations, project management and quality to procurement and supply chain, and support roles.
Our collaboration with Engineers Australia has involved face-to-face and virtual events this year. We have participated in Elevation – Engineers Australia’s special event series to engage with Australia’s brightest engineering graduates. The NSC’s Risk and Assurance Manager, Helen Worsley joined Candidate Engagement Consultant, Ed Watson at Elevation Adelaide in March where third year, fourth year and Masters Engineering students were keen to find out more about engineering job opportunities in shipbuilding. The NSC also presented alongside Defence SA Chief Executive, Richard Price at Engineers Australia’s Fellows breakfast in Adelaide, providing an update on the role engineers play in the delivery of shipbuilding programs and how engineers can help enhance Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry.
Our collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Supply and Procurement (CIPS) has also included face-to-face and virtual presentations this year, with the NSC’s Commercial Director, Joseph Glatter and Talent Acquisition Process Lead, James Dunlop attending a face-to-face event for CIPS’ SA/NT members. This successful event resulted in a joint CIPS/NSC webinar on September 29 where James provided an update on supply and procurement job opportunities for CIPS’ national membership base. An on-demand link to this joint webinar will be available on both the CIPS and NSC websites shortly.
The NSC’s Talent Acquisition Manager, Shelley Morgan recently participated in a panel discussion at the Australia Institute of Project Management’s AIPM 2021 virtual conference about the importance of resilience and adaptability. Shelley also discussed the attributes of the future project manager.