- What disciplines do you recruit from?
Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) encourage graduates from a large range of different university disciplines to apply to become Officers in the ADF in a number of military specific roles, such as Navy Maritime Warfare Officers, Army General Service Officers and Air Force Pilots, just to name a few. More specifically, graduates with degrees in disciplines such as Engineering, Nursing and Business are also encouraged to seek roles in their related fields in the Navy, Army or Air Force. Furthermore, students who are studying certain types of health and engineering related degrees may even be eligible to be paid a salary to study at the university of their choice and be guaranteed a career in the ADF once they graduate.
- What makes a candidate stand out during the application process?
The ADF is always looking for mature, motivated and passionate men and women to become the future leaders of the ADF. In particular, those candidates who are fitness-orientated, have great inter-personal skills and have experience in leadership and management roles are shown to perform exceptionally well during the application and interview recruiting processes.
- What do you feel are the most significant benefits of working in the Defence Force?
There are a number of great benefits associated with being a Defence member. Apart from the full salary, housing and medical benefits, having a career in Defence allows you to live a unique lifestyle that involves travel, making life-long mates, ongoing professional development and much, much more.
- What do you think graduates should consider before applying for the Defence Force to identify if it is the ‘right fit’ for them?
Everyone is different. However, before you consider applying to join the ADF, you must ensure that you are willing to commit to a rewarding career that will involve being based in various possible locations around Australia (not just Perth), be deployed overseas on operations or exercises and being constantly challenged to step outside your ‘comfort zone’ to lead the way in the Navy, Army or Air Force.
For information on any of the 288+ different careers in the ADF or for general information on how to join, please visit www.defencejobs.gov.au or come chat to us at our information booth at Curtin Careers Fair 2014.