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PODCAST: Leveraging Indigenous talent in the defence workforce – Craig Williams, Navantia Australia, and Brendan Dumbrell and Hayden Surrao, JLB-Yaran

Craig Williams, Brendan Dumbrell, Hayden Surrao

Navantia Australia and JLB-Yaran recently signed an MOU at Pacific 2019 with the intent of creating and building long-term careers for Indigenous talent in the defence industry.

Navantia Australia and JLB-Yaran recently signed an MOU at Pacific 2019 with the intent of creating and building long-term careers for Indigenous talent in the defence industry.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Navantia Australia’s supply chain Australianisation lead Craig Williams, managing director at JLB-Yaran Brendan Dumbrell, and business development manager at JLB-Yaran Hayden Surrao.

They discuss the benefits of this newly formed relationship in supporting the industry’s workforce, explain why working with traditional land owners is vital to establishing sovereign capability, and outline how these organisations are highlighting the defence industry as an attractive career opportunity for Indigenous Australians.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
Episode 277: PODCAST: The future of Australia’s space industry with Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space
Episode 276: PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Episode 275: PODCAST: Discussing LAND 125 Phase 4 with Babcock’s Craig Schwartz
Episode 274: PODCAST: Securing Australia’s missile sovereignty with Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Systems, and Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS
Episode 273: PODCAST: BrothersNBooks, bibliotherapy and the world’s coolest readathon – CAPT Dylan Conway
Episode 272: PODCAST: Building Australia’s future defence force – Brigadier Ian Langford
Episode 271: PODCAST: Preparing for instability in the Indo-Pacific – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts
Episode 269: PODCAST: Backing veterans with new tech tools – REDSIX CEO Michael Handley

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