Next generation shipbuilders

The first shipbuilding apprentices to join the Hunter Class Frigate Program have been named and welcomed to South Australia’s Osborne Naval Shipyard.

Congratulations to four St Patrick’s Technical College Year 11 Metals & Engineering students – Adrian Saliba, John Rice, Riley Read and Sabrina Agostinelli (pictured with Principal of St Patrick’s Technical College Mr Danny Deptula) – having been selected and now employed by BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, ASC Shipbuilding, as the first intake of students into the apprenticeship program.

Eighteen students from 10 South Australian schools are the first of many hundreds of young people embarking on employment and training opportunities in steelwork, mechanical, electrical and technical trades central to developing a skilled workforce to support Australia’s naval shipbuilding journey in the decades to come.