Navantia provides mentors for students during 12 week internship
Four Australian Maritime College students are getting invaluable experience as interns at Navantia Australia during their summer break.
The third year Maritime Engineering students are based in the Sydney and Melbourne offices of Navantia for 12 weeks.
Hadiqa Khan and Zachary Sutherland are working with teams embedded at the Garden Island Naval Precinct in Sydney where they will be exposed to work in the ACPC LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock) sustainment program and the DDG (Guided Missile Destroyer) Transition to Service Program.
As part of the internship Hadiqa will be mentored by Navantia’s Field Engineer LHD Tom Ross and Zachary by Configuration Engineer DDG Andrew Mann.
In Melbourne Maitland Osborn and Johnson Joseph are working in Navantia’s Naval Design and Engineering Centre where they will be mentored by Lead Engineer General Design Matthew Harman and Lead Engineer Equipment and Outfit Simon Kelly respectively.
Navantia Communications and Marketing manager Cindy Slaven said the students were the first group to receive internships with the firm.
She said Navantia intended to welcome more groups in coming years.
Navantia called for applications in August and followed up with face to face interviews at AMC in September.
AMC Industry Coordinator for Maritime Engineering James Erbacher said it was great that Navantia are able to take so many students.
"It offers them a chance to put all their academic and practical learning into practice in a workplace environment," Mr Erbacher said.
Navantia Australia is a subsidiary of the Spanish parent company Navantia which dates back to 1730.
Navantia Australia has a partnership with the Royal Australian Navy which began with contracts to design the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers (DDG); and continued with the design and co-manufacture of the Canberra Class amphibious assault ships (LHD), the construction of twelve LHD landing craft (LLC), and a recent contract to build and maintain two Replenishment Ships (AOR).
Published on: 26 Nov 2019