BAE Systems has launched an online hub centred on its bid for the Future Frigate Sea 5000 project as part of a recruitment drive to attract a future maritime workforce.
The “Our Naval Future” hub will provide people interested in a career in naval shipbuilding with the opportunity to register their interest in BAE Systems’ roles, as well as learn what it’s like to work for or supply to the company.
BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive, Glynn Phillips, said if successful on Sea 5000, the company will build on its current Australian maritime workforce, by adding thousands of jobs throughout the life of the program. As part of this, the company recently committed to recruiting more than 1,000 apprentices and graduates through SEA 50000, kick-starting an Early Careers Program that will continue throughout the 35-year build and sustainment of the Future Frigates.
“Our plan is to build the Sea 5000 Future Frigates here in Australia using Australian workers and suppliers,” Phillips said. “We want to inform people about the opportunities which SEA 5000 will bring to Australia, whilst celebrating the great contributions our staff and suppliers have made to Australia’s naval defence sector over many decades.”
“I encourage those with an interest in learning about the maritime jobs of the future to visit the Our Naval Future website, register their interest and help us secure Australia’s future for generations to come.”