The campaign highlights the need for a skilled, experienced and effective workforce to make possible the Government’s historic investment of $200 billion to grow Australia’s defence capability, securing our nation and building our industrial capacity and economic prosperity at the same time.
The Workforce Behind the Defence Force campaign encourages local businesses and workers in the South West to seek out the opportunities that are and will be available to them in Australia’s growing defence industry and become a vital part of the Defence of Australia.
Mrs Marino encourages South West businesses to get involved.
“There are many jobs and opportunities for South West small to medium enterprises within the defence industry sector. People and businesses should visit the CDIC’s website (business.gov.au/centre-for-defence-industry-capability) to see what is available to them,” Mrs Marino said.
“The Australian defence industry is expanding, with an increasing need for skilled workers and a wide range of Australian businesses in the supply chain. From welders for shipbuilding project to cabling on the new trucks, from concreting for the warehouses on our bases to IT services for the back office: the opportunities here are significant, and growing.
“I want South West businesses and individuals who haven’t thought of working within the defence industry sector to be prepared and in a position to seize the opportunities to join the workforce Australia needs with the right skills now and in the future.
“This means if you’re transitioning between jobs then take a look at working in the defence industry. If you’re a business looking for a new opportunity then see how you could work with Defence. If you’re studying in the South West then take a look at the options in the defence industry.”
Information on the campaign, including where people can go to find out more about the defence industry and the opportunities available to be part of the The Workforce Behind The Defence Force is at: defenceindustry.gov.au