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Saab Australia

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Saab Australia

  • R&D and Manufacturing
  • Technology

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to make people safe by pushing intellectual and technological boundaries. Since Saab was founded, we have strived to keep society and people safe. It is a basic human need to feel safe and, as we see it, a human right. Through systems and solutions that increase security, we can make this possible. We share values which are inherited from generation to generation and reflect the company’s soul.

WHAT WE DO

Saab Australia develops advanced defence and security systems for domestic and international markets. Our intuitive real-time command and control; command support; security and surveillance; and mixed reality applications are designed to adapt to today’s rapidly changing defence and security challenges. Over thirty years, the company has established a reputation as Australia’s leading capability systems integrator. We develop technology that pushes boundaries and breaks conventions to keep people and society safe.

WHERE WE OPERATE

The Saab Group has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and a local presence in 35 countries. Saab Australia’s head office is located in Adelaide with satellite offices located across the country, employing approximately 480 people nationwide with this number expected to grow.

OUR PEOPLE PHILOSOPHY

We recognise our success comes from our highly valued personnel. Our people are important and we are continually striving to improve conditions as part of our ‘Employer of Choice’ program.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. We also respect each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work, so as well as a fresh, vibrant place to work, we back our commitment to supporting a healthy work-life balance with great working culture, generous benefits, flexible working hours, and an active social club.

OUR GRADUATE PROGRAM

As a Saab Australia graduate, you will work alongside experienced engineers, to deliver world-leading and innovative projects. Saab Australia’s graduate program is a two-year program, which through structured rotations, will offer you the opportunity to work across several areas within the business. Rotations are individually tailored to your current skills and developmental needs; individual preferences; and business needs.

Throughout the program, you will be placed in a collaborative and supportive team; you will be provided with trained and experienced mentors from within the business, and have access to the Saab Australia Graduate School. The Saab Australia Graduate School comprises of fortnightly lessons, which cover the overarching topics of knowing your personal brand, developing your business acumen, and advancing your technical skills.

Following the successful completion of the program, you will be placed into a permanent position within the business so that you can continue your exciting new career.

OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Saab Australia’s internship program will give you the opportunity to put into practice, what you have been learning throughout your studies, and gain invaluable experience in a defence and civil solutions company.

Our paid internship program runs for up to twelve weeks over the December to February period. During this placement, you will work alongside our world-leading Saab engineers gaining experience on real-life projects and case studies. To ensure you have enough support, you will be provided with a mentor from our current graduate cohort. This will help with your transition into the workforce and gives you an insight into what it is like to work at Saab. You will learn from colleagues who are experts in their field and develop your skills and knowledge further; positioning you as a prime candidate to join our graduate program and kick-start your career.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR?

We recruit talented high-achievers, who are inquisitive problem-solvers; and who have a passion for delivering products that will help to keep people safe. The majority of our work is in the software domain; so our graduate and internship programs aim to recruit computer science, software, electrical/electronic and mechatronic engineering graduates who share our same values, and are willing to put in the extra effort to help achieve our mission.

Graduate Review

4.5
Overall score based on 11 reviews
9.2
Culture
8.7
Recruitment
8.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.6
Management
9.2
Culture
8.7
Recruitment
8.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.6
Management
  • Support and Training.
  • The people are incredibly open to helping and sharing knowledge, it makes it very easy to learn.
  • The people are so friendly and helpful. Lot's of social activities.
  • Supportive and friendly environment with good work-life balance
  • Saab provides a fantastic professional development program for graduates. The people in the organisation are generally very welcoming and interested in sharing knowledge and developing your skill set. An extra two weeks of leave is also very nice.
  • The pay is a little bit lower than some other companies in the same area.
  • The work can be slow-moving and not very challenging.
  • Some work processes are still being developed and implemented as the company scales further.
  • The distance it is located from the CBD.
  • Longer than normal work hours.

Opportunities

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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science

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Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Work hard, both inside and outside of university. This will set you up well when it comes time for applying for jobs and being able to easily answer interview questions.

Edward Gray

  • Graduate stories
Work hard, both inside and outside of university. This will set you up well when it comes time for applying for jobs and being able to easily answer interview questions.

Edward Gray

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Don’t focus on the grades, focus on understanding the content and its practical relevance (and the grades will come with it).

Lachlan Bateman

  • Graduate stories
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Lachlan Bateman

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  • Graduate stories
Work hard, both inside and outside of university. This will set you up well when it comes time for applying for jobs and being able to easily answer interview questions.

Edward Gray

  • Graduate stories
Work hard, both inside and outside of university. This will set you up well when it comes time for applying for jobs and being able to easily answer interview questions.

Edward Gray

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  • Graduate stories
Don’t focus on the grades, focus on understanding the content and its practical relevance (and the grades will come with it).

Lachlan Bateman

  • Graduate stories
Don’t focus on the grades, focus on understanding the content and its practical relevance (and the grades will come with it).

Lachlan Bateman

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A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Megan Franzon

Megan Franzon studied a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide and is now a Graduate Engineer at Saab Australia.
  • Day in the life

Megan Franzon

Megan Franzon studied a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide and is now a Graduate Engineer at Saab Australia.
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  • Day in the life

Isaac Taylor

Isaac Taylor studied Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) with Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at University of Adelaide and is now Graduate Software Engineer at Saab Australia
  • Day in the life

Isaac Taylor

Isaac Taylor studied Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) with Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at University of Adelaide and is now Graduate Software Engineer at Saab Australia
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  • Day in the life

Megan Franzon

Megan Franzon studied a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide and is now a Graduate Engineer at Saab Australia.
  • Day in the life

Megan Franzon

Megan Franzon studied a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide and is now a Graduate Engineer at Saab Australia.
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  • Day in the life

Isaac Taylor

Isaac Taylor studied Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) with Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at University of Adelaide and is now Graduate Software Engineer at Saab Australia
  • Day in the life

Isaac Taylor

Isaac Taylor studied Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) with Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at University of Adelaide and is now Graduate Software Engineer at Saab Australia
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Videos


Working at Saab Australia

Set your sights on an exciting career developing defence and security technology with Saab Australia.

About to graduate?

Kick start your career with Saab Australia. As part of our two-year Graduate Program, you will have the opportunity to c…

Working at Saab Australia

Set your sights on an exciting career developing defence and security technology with Saab Australia.

About to graduate?

Kick start your career with Saab Australia. As part of our two-year Graduate Program, you will have the opportunity to c…