Topic: Navy Gap Year
Helping feed 480 people multiple meals each day onboard the Royal Australian Navy's largest ship is creating a memorable first time at sea for 10 Gap Year Sailors and Officers.
A Navy Gap Year officer has swapped the rolling hills of the Victorian city of Ballarat for rolling waves and the steady hum of the engines of HMAS Ballarat.
With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS Gascoyne.
A group of Midshipmen comprised of both Gap Year and Permanent Navy Officers recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a taste of life at sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.