Australia has launched the second phase of the industry information campaign, ‘The Workforce Behind the Defence Force’, to encourage more small businesses to take up opportunities in expanding the country’s defence industry.
The Australian Government has invested $200bn to improve defence capabilities over the next ten years with an aim to secure the nation and boost the economy.
Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said: “This important campaign is helping raise awareness about future opportunities in the defence industry sector for those running a business, those looking to transfer or upgrade their skills, and those young Australians exploring what to study.”
“It is a key component of the continued development of the businesses and the skilled workforces which are essential to delivering our modernised defence capabilities.
“The demand will increase the need for Australian workers with trade, engineering, science and technical skills to support the delivery of the government’s investment.”
Opportunities for several small to medium scale enterprises across the country are demonstrated in the campaign. Examples of long-term careers in the defence industry ranging from trades in aerospace and advanced manufacturing to high-tech engineering are also provided.
The current campaign would help the government to fulfil its commitments as demonstrated in the 2016 white papers, ‘The Defence Industry Policy Statement’ and ‘The Integrated Investment Program’.
It will also help Australian businesses to enter the export market as stated in the Defence Export Strategy.