How do I apply for a job with Naval Group Australia?

Naval Group Australia encourages online applications via our website. All open positions can be viewed on our current opportunities page.

Occasionally, we also advertise employment vacancies in various publications and on internet 

We recommend applicants thoroughly read the job description before applying to make sure the role is right for them.

Current Opportunities

Can I apply for multiple jobs?

Yes, you are welcome to apply for multiple jobs at Naval Group Australia.

However, we suggest you apply for positions that best match your skills, background and interests. We encourage you to tailor your application for the specific role you are applying for.

Multiple applications do not affect the outcome for a specific role.

What is the process once I submit my application?

Due to the high level of interest in the Future Submarine Program, we are unable to respond to individual applications. However, every application received is reviewed by a member of our Human Resources team.

Applications are initially assessed on the suitability of the applicant’s professional experience, skills and education against the job description.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly by Naval Group Australia as defined by operational requirements and priorities; typically this process happens within four – eight weeks from advertisement of the role.

Can I submit an open application so my resume is on file for future vacancies?

Naval Group Australia welcomes open applications for future opportunities. You can submit your current resume along with a cover letter via

I’ve been asked to come in for an interview, what should I expect?

If you have been selected to come in for an interview, you can expect to meet with the Hiring Manager or their representative and a member of the Human Resources team.

Interviews are focused on both technical competency and behavioural attributes. However, requirements differ from job to job so we will contact you in the lead up to discuss details of the interview which will assist you on the day. We want to help you be as prepared as possible.

I have a keen interest in the Future Submarine Program and joining Naval Group Australia – when will my skill set be required?

Naval Group Australia will be recruiting thousands of people for a variety of jobs over the next decade. Our workforce ramp up will be defined by operational requirements and the priorities of the Future Submarine Program.

Over the next few years, our recruitment team will be focusing on securing individuals who will support the design phase of the Future Submarines which may include the following:

  • Engineering design authority team who will live and work in France for a number of years and our cross functional technical engineering team here in Australia;
  • Our local procurement team;
  • A small focus on recruitment for our infrastructure and program teams; and
  • We will also continue to grow our corporate support workforce to support our expanding company.

In the mid 2020s we will be seeking individuals with the capability to support the build phase of submarines. This will include:

  • Tradespeople with a background in welding, boiler making, mechanical, structural, pipe fitting and crane operations;
  • Managers and supervisors;
  • Health and safety officers; and
  • Planners and schedulers.

The best way to stay up-to-date with our latest news is by periodically checking our current opportunities  and following us on LinkedIn.

Do Naval Group Australia offer a Graduate Program, Traineeships or work experience?

Currently we do not offer work experience, internships or graduate programs, however this is something we will establish in the future. We believe it is important to provide support and industry exposure to young people who are seeking a career at Naval Group Australia or more broadly, in the Naval Shipbuilding industry.

As a newly established company in Australia we are still building up our workforce so we have the resources and support systems in place to run meaningful, challenging and engaging programs such as internships.

Naval Group Australia is currently developing these programs with a view to launch in 2020. Watch this space!

Is an Australian Security Defence clearance required for employment at Naval Group Australia?

As the Future Submarine Program deals with defence classified material, Australian citizenship and the ability to successfully attain a security clearance are two factors which are frequently taken into account.

How is my personal information used?

Naval Group Australia is committed to ensuring that your personal information is handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Naval Group Australia may collect your personal information to assess your application during the recruitment process. Naval Group Australia takes steps to ensure that your personal information is stored securely, both electronically and in hard copy. This includes password protection for accessing our electronic IT system and physical and electronic access restrictions.

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