With graduate opportunities as exciting and diverse as the ships we build, Austal is looking for our next team of shipbuilders to help deliver the world's most advanced ships.

Imagine telling your friends and family that you have launched your career as an Austal Graduate, contributing to the design, construction and sustainment of defence and commercial vessels – either under construction or operating around the world.

Austal is The Australian Shipbuilder, global defence prime contractor and maritime technology partner of choice; designing, constructing and supporting revolutionary defence and commercial vessels for the world's leading operators.

With four modern shipyards located in Australia, the USA, Philippines and Vietnam – and strategically located regional service centres and sales offices - Austal offers outstanding opportunities for enthusiastic graduates to develop valuable skills and expertise in a fast-growing global industry.

To meet current and future demand for multi-disciplined leaders across defence and commercial programs, we have established a comprehensive new graduate scheme for:

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechatronics Engineers
  • Naval Architects
  • Business / Commerce / Economics graduates

Providing you with valuable exposure to all areas of our business, the Austal Graduate Scheme includes periodic placements across multiple functions - including Production, Procurement, Design, Engineering, Commercial, and Programs - at our Australian, Philippines and Vietnam operations.

In this 3 year program, you could live and work in Cebu, Philippines for 12 months; Vung Tau, Vietnam for 12 months; Darwin, NT for up to one year; Cairns, QLD for up to one year; Perth, WA, or other Austal locations as required.

Your first placement will be at any one of the above locations, so you must be entirely flexible and prepared to relocate.

Applicants should have either graduated in the last 12 months, or be graduating (completing studies) in 2019.

Please note that candidates must have full Australian Working Rights, or currently hold a Visa that will allow you to live and work in Australia for a minimum of 3 years after commencement of employment. We regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.

We are looking for graduates who are passionate about their degree, and passionate about ship building. We want people who don't ever want to stop learning. If you can use your excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively across all functions of our business; use your integrity and problem solving skills to provide innovative solutions for our customers; and aspire to deliver excellence in everything you do; then the Austal Graduate Scheme is the right fit for you.