Topic: Recruitment

Gap Year personnel find their bearings in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABETSM Lincoln Commane (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA.

Since the beginning of 2020, HMAS Stirling has hosted 16 personnel from the Navy Gap Year Program, as they try their hand at a career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Gap years gain sea legs

Published on by MIDN Lloyd Skinner and MIDN Jack Meadows (author)

L-R: Midshipman (MIDN) James Thompson, MIDN Harrison MacNeill, Seaman John Roberts, MIDN Lloyd Skinner, MIDN Anna Roberts and MIDN Lane Wilson on HMAS Adelaide's flight deck as the ship returned to Garden Island after three weeks at sea. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Midshipman (MIDN) James Thompson, MIDN Harrison MacNeill, Seaman John Roberts, MIDN Lloyd Skinner, MIDN Anna Roberts and MIDN Lane Wilson on HMAS Adelaide's flight deck as the ship returned to Garden Island after three weeks at sea.

Navy Gap Year Sailors and Officers recently had their first sea-time experience aboard the RAN's largest ship, HMAS Adelaide, setting sail for de-ammunitioning in Eden, and patrol exercises in Bass Strait.

Broome-bred sailor closes the ‘gap’ on Navy Aviation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Able Seaman Aircrewman Belinda Cole is presented the Rotary Course Aircrewman Dux Award by Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Don Dezentje CSM, RAN. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Able Seaman Aircrewman Belinda Cole is presented the Rotary Course Aircrewman Dux Award by Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Don Dezentje CSM, RAN.

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.

Our Cadets Need You

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Nic Robinson (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets conduct a ceremonial parade during their National Training Camp at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, October 2018. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Australian Navy Cadets conduct a ceremonial parade during their National Training Camp at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, October 2018.

Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) is a youth organisation for people aged 13-17 years of age and they are currently seeking Expressions of Interest nationally, to perform the roles of Officers and Instructors of Cadets.

Indigenous recruits ready for the next chapter

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Andrew Watson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: Andrew Watson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland.

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.

Defence work experience inspires student to fulfil Navy dream

Published on by Kellee Rollston-Francis (author)

Midshipman Kane Kasemchainan will join the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2021 to study a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. (photo: )

Midshipman Kane Kasemchainan will join the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2021 to study a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.

Former Patrician Brothers’ College student Kane Kasemchainan’s journey to the Royal Australian Navy started with a placement in the Defence Work Experience Program.

Italgal man proud of role in shipbuilding program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage with future HMAS Arafura at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage with future HMAS Arafura at the Osborne Naval Shipyard.

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.

Program staff lead the way for Indigenous recruits

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Instructor with the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kyh Mye. (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Instructor with the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kyh Mye.

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.

Melville turns a ship’s tour into an opportunity to build Navy’s workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Brown (author and photographer)

HMAS Melville proceeding to sea. (photo: )

HMAS Melville proceeding to sea.

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.

Certifying a commitment to training

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

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.