Teenager Daniel Bendo heard about the Naval Shipbuilding College’s Workforce Register from his Mum – the rest is history.

Struggling to break into the workforce after successfully finishing his final year at high school, Daniel Bendo decided to take some good advice from his mum.

With a fair bit of work experience during and after school behind him, he wanted to become an electrical apprentice. But even with the Certificate 2 in electronics that he completed at school, he still wasn’t having any luck in securing an apprenticeship.

His mother heard about the Naval Shipbuilding College and their Workforce Register on television one night and suggested he put his name down.

I did that in December 2018 and then I was communicating with really helpful Candidate Consultants on a regular basis says Daniel.

I had about four phone calls and I sent through a bunch of information about the certificates I had done, my birth certificate and driver’s license. I hadn’t heard much about naval shipbuilding but my dad knew it was going on and a friend of mind did work experience with ASC (formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation).

The best thing about the naval shipbuilding industry is it’s going to be a job for a lifetime.

There are close to 1000 candidates already on the Workforce Register

Naval Shipbuilding College’s Candidate Engagement Consultants stay in regular contact with every candidate on our register. Job opportunities within the naval shipbuilding industry are identified and emailed to candidates on a weekly basis.

One of the key initiatives of the College is to ensure the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise has a sufficient talent pipeline to fulfill the job opportunities in shipbuilding and the supply chain. The key to this success is the placement of trade apprentices from the College’s referral program.

Why don’t you get on board with a job in naval shipbuilding as well?

The ongoing build and maintenance of our future fleet means thousands of jobs for young Australians. As new technologies are developed you’ll gain the skills and experiences to take you into an exciting and diverse career.

There are jobs, apprenticeships and opportunities in everything from software to design, electronics to mechanics, plumbing to project management, engineering, construction and more.

So if you’re interested in being a part of naval shipbuilding like Daniel, (or if you know somebody who might be), register now to speak with one of the helpful Candidate Engagement Consultants at Naval Shipbuilding College.


And don’t forget to take a look at ‘Naval Shipbuilding’ in Work-Ready’s DEFENCE INDUSTRY module.