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Saab Australia



Type of Organisation

Engineering and project delivery organisation focused on the defence and security


Employer Profile

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 achieving complex systems

integration projects that deliver proven and advanced capabilities and keep us

ahead of today’s complex 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.

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


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

  • Underwater: Design, development, integration 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 cyber security, air traffic management and mixed reality solutions across a broad industry base.


We’re home to a diverse array of people and products, and an innovative and collaborative environment, where you’ll have opportunity to explore your potential and find your edge.

Whether you are programming a combat management system, designing a deployable health solution or commissioning an electronic security system, everyone at Saab makes a positive contribution. In a complex, unpredictable world, we all work to keep people and society safe.

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 2023 program will be comprised of the following graduate roles;

  • Software Engineering within our 9LV Combat Management System, Underwater Combat & Automation System and OneView Security System product teams

  • Hardware Engineering focusing on electrical/electronic, mechanical/mechatronic and biomedical solutions for our 9LV Combat Management System, Underwater Platform Management System, OneView Security System and Deployable Health Solutions

  • System Engineering design of combat systems for the Royal Australian Navy’s surface fleet and OneView Security System installations Australia wide

  • Modelling & Analysis of naval Combat System solutions

  • Integrated Logistics Support Engineering of naval Combat System solutions

  • Cyber security consulting and engineering supporting Saab’s business areas, products and external clients 



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

Melbourne, Victoria

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

Biomedical Engineering

Cyber Security

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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