The head of the National Naval Shipbuilding Office, Andrew Byrne, has welcomed news that the Naval Shipbuilding College’s workforce register has surpassed 3000 registrations.

“With the recent release of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and 2020 Force Structure Plan, it is timely for the college to announce this significant milestone,” Mr Byrne said.

Announced in the 2020 Force Structure Plan, investment in the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise of between $168 billion and $183 billion will include new builds and upgrades until the completion of the last Attack-class submarine in the 2050s

“With the expansion of the Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise, there will be a growing demand for skilled workers to support the government’s ambition of creating a continuous naval shipbuilding industry,” Mr Byrne said.

“The enterprise offers unique opportunities for people seeking a lasting career in the shipbuilding sector.

“If you are interested in a career in Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry, now is the time to connect with the college and join the workforce register.

“At a time of economic uncertainty, naval shipbuilding is a growth industry with a wide range of opportunities for those seeking a long-term career path.”

To find out more about the career opportunities available, visit: www.navalshipbuildingcollege.com.au

To learn more about the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise, go to: www.defence.gov.au/navalshipbuilding/