Saab Australia



Type of Organisation

Engineering and project delivery organisation focused on the defence and

security sectors.

Employer Profile

At Saab Australia, we’re pioneering Australia’s defence capability with ongoing

development of advanced defence and security technologies. Saab develops

everything from combat, communications and security systems, to mixed reality

and cyber security solutions.

For over 30 years, we have built a proud reputation of driving solutions that keep

us ahead of today’s complex challenges and we are now seeking our

employees–of-tomorrow to join our thinking edge, as we head towards our next innovative chapter.

Our core business is comprised of providing engineering and project management services across the following key business areas: 

  • Maritime: Naval combat system design, development and support activities for Australian and international Navies.

  • Underwater: Design, development and support activities for in-service and new generation submarines and underwater vehicles.

  • Land: Deployable health, ground-based air defence, communications and combat weapon solutions for land forces.

  • Civil Solutions: Security integration design, development and project delivery, as well as cybersecurity, air traffic management and mixed reality solutions across a broad industry base.

We employ over 500 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.

As a Saab Graduate, you will work alongside experienced engineers, to deliver world leading and innovative projects.

Saab’s Graduate Program is a two year program, which offers you the opportunity to work and across two or three teams through structured rotations across the business. These rotations are individually tailored to your current skills and developmental needs, business requirements and individual preferences.

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

Our 2022 program will be comprised of the following graduate roles;

  • Software Engineering within our 9LV Combat Management System, Submarine Control & Monitoring System (ISCMMs) and OneView Security product teams

  • Hardware Engineering focusing on electrical/electronic and mechanical/mechatronic physical solutions for our 9LV Combat Management System, Submarine Control & Monitoring System (ISCMMs) and innovative OneView security systems

  • Combat System Engineering design across the Royal Australian Navy’s surface fleet

  • Modelling & Analysis of naval Combat System solutions

  • Integrated Logistics Support Engineering of naval Combat System solutions


In addition to the day-to-day support you will receive from your supervisors and team, you will also be provided with trained and experienced mentors from within the business and access to the Saab Australia Graduate School. The Saab Australia Graduate School comprises regular lessons that cover the overarching topics such as knowing your personal brand, developing your business acumen and advancing your technical skills. Our graduates are also provided the opportunity to participate in professional development and mentoring activities including; the Re-Engineering Foundation Subs in Schools Program, Australia-wide Careers Fairs and Events, as well as the mentoring of future Saab graduates.

Locations where there are vacancies for graduates

Adelaide, South Australia

Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens Only

Roles available for Graduates


Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

Software Engineering/Computer Science

Computer Systems/Networking/IT

Electrical/Electronics Engineering
Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering

Employer Website

What do recent graduates say are the best things about working with us?

"Excellent culture. Good employees / teammates. Wide variety of different opportunities for new types of work."

"The ability to be able to rotate in the different divisions of the business" and  "Saab makes me feel like my experience is important."

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