The ADF Gap Year presents young Australians with the opportunity to experience military training, service and lifestyle through a year-long program which is ideal option for anyone interested in exploring a career in Defence and the options available.
Twenty-one recruits who took part in the Navy Indigenous Development Program stood proudly on 22 June, graduating from the five-month course at HMAS Cairns.
Former Patrician Brothers’ College student Kane Kasemchainan’s journey to the Royal Australian Navy started with a placement in the Defence Work Experience Program.
As the nation works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage has demonstrated a commitment to Australia and the local community in his role at the Osborne Naval Ship Yard in South Australia.
The Navy Indigenous Development Program is designed to assist Indigenous Australians in reaching the required standard to permanently enlist into the Australian Defence Force through completion of nationally recognised training.
A ship’s tour of HMAS Melville recently turned into a sea training deployment opportunity for six gap year sailors from Cairns and Darwin, resulting in some signing up for a Navy career.
While the crew of HMAS Canberra undertakes its Unit Readiness Evaluation during Fleet Certification Period 2020, a new generation of personnel are also onboard training to enhance their contribution to Navy’s growing capability.
Twenty-one Indigenous recruits consisting of 12 females and 9 males, ranging in age from 18 to 30, enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy on 13 February, as part of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.
Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.
HMAS Moreton welcomed 130 guests to the stunning backdrop of the Brisbane River for Defence Force Recruiting to conduct its first New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony for 2020.