As advances in technology impact all our lives, new jobs and careers are emerging to keep up with the rapidity of change. At the same time, globalisation and the mass automation of many formerly manual tasks and data collection are encouraging new visions of what it means to be human in a complex, extraordinary world where artificial intelligence and biotechnology are leaping ahead.
Nowhere are these changes more important than in securing the safety of our nation. Defence is leading the way in embracing new technologies and new ways of doing business. Our STEM professionals work at the leading edge of technical innovation, ensuring our Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are equipped with the best technologies, knowledge and know-how.
We do STEM for a purpose. In Defence, we recognise that STEM is more than just a collection of subjects; it’s a way of thinking – asking questions, considering data and evidence and being curious. It’s also about striving for a deep understanding of the problems — and being creative.
Read more in this comprehensive 36pp Careers with STEM: Defence magazine
These are the skills we need to address the most pressing Defence and security STEM is more than school subjects Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the keys to tomorrow’s world STEM is more than just a collection of subjects; it’s a way of thinking – asking questions, considering data and evidence and being curious. It’s also about striving for a deep understanding of the problems — and being creative.
These are the skills we need to address the most pressing Defence and security challenges. Defence is intent on growing a STEM workforce that draws on the best and brightest f rom across Australian society, ensuring a diversity of background, thought and perspectives, which is so important for true discovery and innovation. I commend to you this latest edition of Careers with STEM: Defence.
In it you will find real-world career profiles that are bound to inspire, as well as practical tips and advice from Defence personnel in a range of exciting fields.
Yours in STEM,
Professor Tanya Monro AC
Find your dream career in Defence with our secret formula: Defence + X, where X equals your interest, another field or a life-changing goal. Think Defence + cyber security = cyber warfare operator; Defence + robots = army mechatronic and electrical engineer; or Defence + space = satellite engineer. And at the core of these careers? Some serious STEM skills, of course!
Defence includes a huge range of jobs in the Australian Public Service, as well as in the Australian Defence Force, made up of Navy, Army and Air Force. You’ll get to work on really important projects and learn a lot of new things, plus build teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills that will be useful in any job you do. And there are unique jobs you can do working in STEM and Defence that you won’t find anywhere else!
Careers with STEM: Defence 2023 is filled with real-world career profiles bound to inspire, as well as practical tips and advice from Defence personnel in a range of exciting fields. We explore 7 ‘X’ areas of interest in this special 2023 edition: Space, Maritime, Quantum, Cyber Security, Food & Agriculture, Apprenticeships and Robotics & AI.