Are you ready for GradX?
Raytheon Australia launches program to attract university students
Raytheon Australia has launched a program to attract university undergraduates from varying disciplines to join Raytheon Australia.
The new program, known as GradX, offers students a guaranteed full-time position upon successful completion of their degree and the first year of the program.
"Our new GradX initiative is more than just a traditional graduate program,” said Raytheon Australia Managing Director Michael Ward. “We are providing students with advanced entry into the defence industry – while also designing a unique early career path specifically tailored for each graduate.”
Initially, up to 10 students will be on-boarded when GradX begins in February 2020. Applications can be submitted now, closing on November 8, 2019.
“At its core, GradX aims to attract the nation’s next generation of top talent into the defence industry to the benefit of the entire defence ecosystem in which we operate,” Ward said. “We are building our pipeline of future leaders now.”
The selected graduates are expected to come from the disciplines of engineering, finance, information technology, contracts and supply chain management, program management as well as marketing and communications.
During their final year of university, students will be assigned a senior Raytheon Australia mentor, receive a cash bonus of $5,000 and be offered paid internships
“We want the best minds in the defence industry to work on our complex programs and we’re committed to supporting our new talent in reaching their full potential,” said Raytheon Australia Head of Human Resources Janette Coulton. “There is a need, now more than ever, for exceptional, new talent and it is important to invest time, resources and training into our people. Supporting their growth enhances the performance of the company and allows us to cultivate great talent in an innovative manner.”
To mark the successful launch of GradX, Raytheon Australia invited Australian science communicator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki to speak to students at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. The students were provided the opportunity to learn about all things engineering from “the man with the answers when it comes to science and technology.”