Recent graduates in marine system engineering and naval architecture will have the opportunity to participate in a year-long work program between BMT and CASG’s ships division, gaining broad exposure to shipbuilding.
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BMT has announced that it is collaborating with the ships division in CASG to deliver a graduate development program for recent marine systems engineer and naval architecture graduates.
Throughout the year-long placement, participants will have the opportunity to work on some of the nation’s foremost naval projects, including the Hunter Class frigate program, and will be supported by the company’s global graduate and apprentice program.
The organisations hope that the Cooperative Graduate Development Program will shape the next generation of shipbuilding engineers and support the development of Australia’s industry skills base.
As per the development program, CASG’s ships division will host the participants on secondment during the first half of the year. The graduates will then finish the program working across multidisciplinary projects within BMT.
The course will see graduates take part in training, with sessions including “Introduction to Whole Life Warship Management” and “Introduction to Fleet Lifecycle Management”.
Director General Hunter Class Frigate, Commodore Scott Lockey welcomed the opportunity to partner with BMT.
“We are thrilled to be working with BMT and to be able to welcome graduates into Team Hunter early in their careers. Over the next two decades, ships division will progress the most extensive and ambitious shipbuilding program to modernise the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet,” he said.
“The need for skilled workers, like marine systems engineers and naval architects, will continue to increase. Supporting our graduate cohort to gain access to the projects within CASG’s ships division will provide them with a broad experience on which to start their careers.”
Graeme Nayler, regional business director, BMT, explained that it was important to develop the next generation of shipbuilding professionals.
“We recognise the importance of developing and investing in the next generation of industry professionals to support the building of Australia’s sovereign naval capability,” Nayler commented.
“We are committed to offering excellent personal and professional development opportunities to those early on in their careers. Our program gives graduates the opportunity to work on some of the country’s most critical naval projects.”