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Finding Defence Work In Australia

By on March 9, 2020 in Employment with 0 Comments

When you ask most people about what they think defence work in Australia involves.  They will normal say being armed and going to war.  Whilst enlisting in the military and going on to serve on the front lines, is an amazing patriotic thing to do. There certainly is a lot more to working in the defence force industry in Australia then that.

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There are a lot of businesses built around supporting the Australian military. That offer amazing opportunities to support the armed forces.

Opportunities in defence work Australia

Such as, Thales Group which is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2011, the company generated revenues of €13 billion (equivalent of AUD 17.5 billion) with 67,000 employees in 56 countries.

Another example is Boeing, as part of the global Boeing Company, BDA employs over 1200 people at 13 sites across Australia. They offer specialty personal supporting high technology aerospace and communications systems for the Department of Defence.  That help to boost the Australian Defence Force’s readiness to protect Australia.

Boeing Defence Australia is now recruiting for the position of Fixed Network Operator based in Canberra.

So as you can see, just by those two examples there are plenty of opportunities.  To  work in a support role that with in the defence industry.

There are currently 2 750 jobs (as at 9th March 2020) advertised on the Job board.  Just do a search for WHAT = Defence, WHERE= Australia.

Some are direct military roles, such as a Security police officer for the RAAF, or a Public Relations Officer for the Army. But there are just as many support roles for companies like Thales, Boeing, or ConocoPhillips.

Where to start to look for opportunities

If you are interested in finding defence work in Australia, it’s simple, visit the Job Board, and start looking for suitable positions that are being advertised, and start applying for them.

Keep in mind that in the current economic climate, applying for jobs is a numbers game.  You need to be tailoring your CV and application to the specific vacant position you are applying for.

Make sure that you are applying for all positions that meet your criteria.  We said it above, it really comes down to the more your CV is out there, the more chance you have of finding the perfect next step in your career.

So there you go defence work Australia, isn’t just about enlisting in the Military. Its also about looking for the perfect role in a business that is supporting the defence force in Australia.  That will give you the career you want.

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About the Author: Penny Smith, has along career working in employment services in Australia. Penny is a regular contributor to Industry Work Australia. .

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