Hunter Careers Day

Hundreds of Hunter Valley students will this week get ‘up close and personal’ with the Hawk Lead-in fighter aircraft while learning about the future opportunities in defence at a two-day careers event at Newcastle (Friday 6 April 2018)

4th Apr 2018



Hunter Careers Day


Hundreds of Hunter Valley students will this week get ‘up close and personal’ with the Hawk Lead-in fighter aircraft while learning about the future opportunities in defence at a two-day careers event at Newcastle (Friday 6 April 2018).


This important event for local students will include a tour of BAE Systems Australia’s Williamtown facility.


BAE Systems sustains 33 Hawk Lead in fighter aircraft and the company will play an integral role in the sustainment of Australia’s F-35 fleet from 2018. The first F-35 aircraft are expected to arrive in Australia at the end of this year.


In an expanded, specialist and highly secure facility, the company will employ well over 200 additional highly skilled people to support the work that it will do to maintain F-35 aircraft over several decades.


BAE Systems Australia Aerospace Director, Steve Drury, said:
“We’re pleased to support events such as RDA Hunter’s ME Program Aerospace Careers Day to help students see all the opportunities that a career in defence can provide.


“Our company is working hard to secure new defence opportunities in Australia to provide the best possible capabilities for the men and women of the Australian Defence Force.”


BAE Systems has secured long-term work at Williamtown supporting Australia’s national F-35 fleet. This means that students who have grown up and studied locally can now target a long-term aerospace career in the region.


Key roles to open up as the F-35 work ramps up will focus on aircraft maintenance, planning, supply support, engineering and specialist training staff. BAE Systems is currently seeking applications for the 65 graduate positions it’s offering for 2019.


 

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