Topic: Recruitment

Logistics sailor credits gap year for providing career direction

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

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.

New officers inducted at Moreton ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by SMN Mara Johnsen (author and photographer)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton. (photo: SMN Mara Johnsen)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.

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.

Eighteen recruits graduate from Navy Indigenous Development Program

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program. (photo: )

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.

Eighteen recruits graduated from Navy’s Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns in December, and friends, family and senior officers were there to congratulate them on their accomplishments.

Navy enter their videos for a chance to win a GoPro camera kit

Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewmen Sam Greenland (left) and Clare Lassam on the flight line at 725 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.
 (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Leading Seaman Aircrewmen Sam Greenland (left) and Clare Lassam on the flight line at 725 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy members are getting behind the Deputy Chief of Navy’s Recruiting Video Competition with a number of submissions already being received ahead of the 30 November deadline.

Future submariners wanted for exciting competition

Published on by Ms Andrea Kopatsy (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Nathan Downes is a Marine Technician Submariner currently posted to HMAS Stirling. Nathan will guide the winners of the 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition as they board a Submarine and live a day in the life of a Navy Submariner. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Nathan Downes is a Marine Technician Submariner currently posted to HMAS Stirling. Nathan will guide the winners of the 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition as they board a Submarine and live a day in the life of a Navy Submariner.

Aspiring Royal Australian Navy Submariners have the chance to win the experience of a lifetime as part of the 2020 National Submarine Tour Competition, open to Australian civilians aged 18 to 35 years old.

DFR wins award for Navy social media campaign

Published on by Ms Carla Roscoe (author)

Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) was recognised for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at the recent Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne. (photo: )

Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) was recognised for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at the recent Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne.

The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) has recognised Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at its Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne.

A great career from gap year to Korea for Navy Chef

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina.

Growing up in Silvan, Victoria, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone never envisaged a career at sea, but after a positive experience with the Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Scheme the way ahead was clear.

You be the star - video competition to showcase life in the Navy

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author)

Screen shot from a video compiled from Navy submarine community vision.
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Screen shot from a video compiled from Navy submarine community vision.

Ever thought of directing or starring in your own film? Navy members are being invited to submit videos showcasing their life-in-service as part of a project that recognises everyone in Navy can play an important role in recruitment.

Gap year turns into Navy career

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons left Shellharbour, New South Wales, for what she thought would be a 12-month stepping stone to a career in the police force. Instead, she found a rewarding career in the Navy.

Indigenous work experience program gives a taste of Navy life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program participant Jada Brown tries on firefighting equipment by Able Seaman Aviation Support Emma Stewart during a tour of HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program participant Jada Brown tries on firefighting equipment by Able Seaman Aviation Support Emma Stewart during a tour of HMAS Albatross, NSW.

Seven Indigenous young people recently got a taste of navy life at HMAS Albatross as part of the Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program.