Because of a recently implemented training program, almost seventy young Australians will get their start in the nuclear-powered submarine industry this year.
In order to cultivate the expertise and practical experience required to construct and manage the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, the government of Australia is launching an Early Careers Program in both South Australia and Western Australia.
ASC Pty Ltd will hire more apprentices, graduates, and undergraduates as part of the program, providing these individuals with hands-on experience in the process of designing, constructing, and maintaining submarines.
Pat Conroy, the Minister of the Defence sector, stated that the initiative offers an opportunity that has never been seen before for the country, the defense sector, and the supplier chain.
“ASC is a key industry partner for the Australian Government in developing the skills and experience needed in our transition from conventional submarines to nuclear-powered capability,” Mr. Conroy said. “Our transition from conventional submarines to nuclear-powered capability requires the development of certain skills and experiences.”
Plans are in place to raise the number of available positions on an annual basis, which means that in the future, an even greater number of young Australians will be able to take advantage of the same opportunity.
Participants will have good access to state-of-art technology and training, and they will also have the opportunity to collaborate with seasoned experts in their industry and gain knowledge from them.
Over the next three decades, the development of a nuclear-powered submarine capability in Australia is expected to directly support the employment of around 20,000 people. According to Mr. Marles, it is essential to the success of the program to develop the workforce so that it can supply the capabilities.
The scope of the work will be unparalleled to that of any other shipbuilding program in our country’s history, and it will provide career and employment prospects for future generations.