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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.