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Graduate Development Program

Nova’s Graduate Development Program provides participants with on the job training, tailored to suit specialist skill sets that contribute to solving the world problems that really matter. Key features of the Program include:

    • Regular contact with senior staff including a dedicated mentor
    • Specific ongoing training in consulting, systems engineering and safety
    • Grad-focused development activities including:
      • Charted Professional Engineer (CPEng) pathway
      • Business development and bid preparation
      • Professional writing and communication
      • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Nova’s Graduate Development Program is a 2-year program, typically consisting of three eight-month rotations. The rotations are planned and coordinated with the aim of optimising the exposure of graduates to the business and developing well-rounded consultants. Generally, the first rotation is aligned to the individual’s tertiary qualifications and one of the subsequent rotations is aligned to an identified capability. Where possible, two of the rotations will be with client-facing projects.

Key Specialisation

Each graduate selected for the Graduate Development Program is required to develop a series of competencies that are aligned to one of Nova’s core technical and or operational mastery specialisations/capabilities. The specialisation will complement their degree and chosen field of endeavour. Nova’s current key specialisations are:

  • Capability Development and Requirements Engineering
  • Safety and Certification
  • Modelling and Analytics
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Weapons Engineering
  • Asset Management


Graduate Opportunities

The Program provides opportunities across the company including in Australia, Singapore and the UK.

  • Nova Systems
    • Maritime & Future Systems
    • Aerospace & Surveillance
    • Communications, Information & Cyber Security
    • Transport, Energy & Resources, Land & Emergency Services
    • Defence Support
  • Nova Group Companies
    • GVH Aerospace, Geoplex, Two10degrees


Selection Criteria

  • Analytical skills, conceptual abilities and strategic thinking
  • Communication and social skills
  • Flexible and open-minded for new challenges
  • Cultural fit
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Mechatronic/Systems or Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
  • Ability to obtain security clearance

The 2019 Graduate Development Program intake is now closed. Applications for the 2020 intake will open in April 2019