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Saab Australia: Engineering Graduate Program 2024

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date: 3 April 2023

The program

Saab’s Graduate Program is a two-year program, which offers you the opportunity to undertake either a program aimed at developing technical depth within one area, or a program with structured rotations across two teams in the business. These options are individually tailored to your current skills and developmental needs, business requirements and individual preferences.

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

The roles

Our 2024 Engineering Graduate Program will be comprised of the following graduate roles, predominantly located at our Adelaide office, with select roles also available from our Melbourne or Perth offices (noted below):

  • Software Engineering: within our surface ship Combat Management System, Submarine Automation System, OneView Security System and Autonomous Systems product teams.
  • System Engineering: design of OneView Security System installations and Combat Systems for the Royal Australian Navy’s surface fleet, including detailed design of mechanical, electrical and system security. The combat systems roles may also be based from our Melbourne or Perth offices.
  • Electrical Engineering: focusing on the design of electrical/electronic solutions for our surface ship Combat Management System, Submarine systems and Autonomous Systems within the Defence domain.
  • Mechanical Engineering: focusing on the design of mechanical/mechatronic solutions for our surface ship Combat Management System, Submarine systems, Autonomous Systems and Ground Based Air Defence & Radar (GBADR) systems. The GBADR role may also be based from our Melbourne office.
  • Modelling & Analysis of surface ship Combat System solutions and Autonomous Systems solutions within the Defence domain
  • Integrated Logistics Support Engineering: of surface ship Combat System solutions and Autonomous systems within the Defence domain.
  • IT Infrastructure Engineering: Implementation of servers, workstations, network design and security subsystem installation for Saab’s OneView Security System.
  • Project Management: providing support to project management, contract administration and subcontractor management tasking for both our surface ship Combat System and OneView Security System programs
  • Cyber security: consulting and engineering supporting Saab’s business areas, products and external clients

About you

We are searching for talented and inquisitive problem-solvers, who are interested in designing and developing products that will help to keep people and society safe.

To be eligible for the Saab Australia Graduate Program, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Completed within the last two (2) years, or about to complete, a Bachelor’s Degree, specialising in:
    • Software Engineering/Computer Science
    • Computer Systems/Networking/IT
    • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
    • Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering
    • Physics/Mathematics/Science
    • Construction Management
    • Business Systems
    • Cyber Security

Or a related technical discipline

As Defence security clearance is required for these roles, you will be an Australian citizen and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 security clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 700 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience. By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace and have the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

Our suite of benefits include:

  • Consideration for a range of flexible working arrangements
  • 6 weeks annual leave, with the option to cash out the extra 2 weeks as additional income
  • Share matching scheme, buy Saab shares and 3 years later the company will match
  • Income protection insurance
  • 12.5% superannuation
  • Active social and sports clubs
  • Ongoing professional development
  • MySaab corporate discounts
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives such as on site doctor and masseuse


Click ‘Apply’ to submit your application documents by 3 April 2023. Please ensure that you attach the below as a minimum:

  • CV and cover letter
  • Academic transcript
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship i.e. passport or birth certificate

You may also contact our careers team for any enquiries and further information about the program at

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.