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PODCAST: Recruiting the Australian defence force of tomorrow, Sue McGready, Department of Defence

Sue McGready, Department of Defence

The Australian Defence Force offers more than 200 rewarding career paths spanning from aviation to hospitality and everything in between.



In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Director of General Defence Force Recruiting with the Department of Defence Sue McGready CSC joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the defence industry professionals of tomorrow. She will discuss the recruitment process, including what can be expected for those taking part in the aptitude test, and unpack the options that they offer to provide interested candidates with the opportunity to experience a particular field.

McGready will discuss her role with the Department of Defence and why she feels that having a volunteer staff base is beneficial to their mission, analyse how the success of their department is measured and share stories of the high points of her career to date.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 144: PODCAST: Commemorating Australia’s military history, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Australian War Memorial
Episode 143: PODCAST: Engineering the defence vehicle of today for 30 years of service in the battlefield, Kevin Wall, Thales
Episode 142: PODCAST: The limitless applications and utilities of a growing drone ecosystem, Rob Sutton, Mirragin Aerospace Consulting
Episode 141: PODCAST: The Royal Automobile Club of Australia’s connection with defence industry, Simon Perdriau, RACA member
Episode 140: PODCAST: How the integration of autonomous systems is shifting the future of minehunting, Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman
Episode 139: PODCAST: Realising the benefits of veterans in the workforce – life after uniform, Mat Jones, Soldier On Australia
Episode 138: PODCAST: Gaining operational advantage through the use of multi-static technology, David Eyles, Thales
Episode 137: PODCAST: On site at the Avalon Airshow 2019
Episode 136: PODCAST: Avalon Airshow 2019 – The future of Australian air power special
Episode 135: PODCAST: Sustainment driving the development of Australia’s future aerospace workforce

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