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Saab Australia

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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

A guide to Saab’s graduate recruitment process

Curious what to expect when applying for the Saab Graduate Program? Have a read through of this article for some step by step guidance on how we structure our campaign.

1. Online Application

The first step will be to submit your online application. Here you should upload a tailored CV, cover letter and academic transcript so our recruitment team may efficiently assess your suitability for our program. We’re keen to hear about the whole you, from relevant intern and work experience you have, through to part-time work, your hobbies and extracurricular activities and why it is that you’re seeking a place on the Saab graduate program.

2. Shortlisting

During and after the application opening period, our recruitment team will be busily reviewing applicants and determining a shortlist to progress to the next step. If you are shortlisted after the review process, our team will make contact via email to inform you about the next stage of the process, online assessments. 

3. Online assessments

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a range of online assessments to further refine the most suitable applicants for the role. These assessments will include a number of role-specific skill-based assessments, personality and culture assessments and a few short video interview questions.

4. Telephone screen and face to face interviews

After the online assessment process, our shortlist will be further refined and those who are progressed will be contacted for a short telephone screen, followed by a discussion around face to face interview scheduling. Our face to face interviews will be done in person for those based in Adelaide, whilst those based in other cities will be invited to conduct the interview via WebEx. Our interview panels generally consist of two to three people and are made up of a mix of technical SMEs and recruitment/HR personnel.

5. Pre-employment checks

As we round out to our preferred candidate list, those going through the finals stages will be asked to provide proof of Australian Citizenship, evidence of qualifications / academic transcript and two referee contacts for us to conduct reference checks. Suggested referees could include a supervisor you reported into as part of an internship or part-time job or an academic supervisor whom you worked closely with during your studies.

6. Offers

The successful candidates who make it through our process will then be verbally offered a place on our graduate program and will be taken through the relevant terms and conditions by a member of our recruitment team. Once the verbal agreement is reached, a letter of offer will be sent to outline the T&Cs further and seek a formal acceptance back in writing. From there we keep in regular contact with our incoming graduate cohort via networking events, onboarding instructions and general updates.

Recruiters tip: We pride ourselves on being a responsive team and welcome any enquiries to our Careers Mailbox for updates throughout the process.