The federal government’s Naval Shipbuilding College has launched an online jobs portal that aims to connect job seekers with recruiters in the shipbuilding industry.
Defence industry Melissa Price on Monday said the portal would make it easier for Australian jobseekers to move into exciting careers in the shipbuilding sector, with opportunities ranging from trades to PhDs.
“By 2030 about 15,000 workers across the country will be employed in Australia’s National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise, carrying out the largest regeneration of our naval fleet since the Second World War,” she said.
“Currently, the Naval Shipbuilding College’s weekly job alert contains, on average, more than 150 job opportunities. That number is only going to grow.”
The college was established in 2018 to partner with industry and the education and training sector to build Australia’s naval shipbuilding workforce, as part of the commonwealth’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan.
The new portal, launched in partnership with the defence industry, is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for job seekers and recruiters, according to Price.
Individuals can use the platform to search for and apply for jobs in the shipbuilding sector, update their job profile, and select target organisations. Industry recruiters can also use the portal to connect with qualified workers.
Jobseekers can access the portal by joining the college’s national workforce register.
“If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities in shipbuilding and advice about training pathways, I recommend you connect with the Naval Shipbuilding College and join the national workforce register,” Price said.