NAVIGATE program - Digital - Department of Defence - GovernmentCareer - Federal

First listed on: 19 October 2021
NAVIGATE program - Digital


Your STEM pathway to deliver impact


Supporting experienced STEM specialists take their career in an exciting new direction!

If you’re a high-performing researcher, academic or STEM professional looking to supercharge your career, then apply for the NAVIGATE program.

The NAVIGATE program provides an exciting opportunity for high performing STEM specialists from a range of academic backgrounds to grow and develop as a senior leader in a supported environment. 

Over twelve months, you will be part of a new and exciting program where you will learn the ins and outs of Defence and be provided with a mentor for support along the way. You will take part in tailored learning and development opportunities which will set you up for success and unlock your full potential.

This program offers participants an ongoing position within Defence. Our strategy is “people first, structure second.” We’ll select the right people for the Defence science and technology team, and then, on completion of the program we will identify the right job fit for you based around our priorities and your passion.

With a commitment of approximately $3 billion in Defence innovation, science and technology over the next decade, there has never been a better time to work in Defence.

Program details

The NAVIGATE program is a dedicated science and technology pathway designed to enable high performing STEM specialists to either transition into the complex area of Defence science and technology or to continue to build on their career in Defence. 

The program includes:

  • 12 months of learning the ins and outs of Defence and Government, including two 6-months rotations.
  • A dedicated professional development program where you will build your skills.
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Full-time or part-time positions with permanent employment from the start of the program at any of our locations across Australia.
  • Full time salary of $106,074 - $166,808 pa, with an additional 15.4% superannuation.

If you’re a high achiever and value professionalism, scientific excellence, diversity and collaboration, then we encourage you to be bold and take the opportunity to apply for the NAVIGATE program.

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