none

PROGRAMME TO STEER GRADUATES TO THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

16-10-2018
by 
in 

The Government has unveiled a $5 million scheme to encourage high-quality graduate engineers to work in Australia’s automotive sector. The Automotive Engineering Graduate Programme aims to increase the level of advanced engineering skills in the sector and is part of the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund announced in the 2017-2018 Budget.

Launching the scheme, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said: “As an engineer myself, I am very pleased to announce the opening of a program that seeks out some of our best and brightest graduate engineers to pursue research projects with automotive businesses.

“Under the programme, graduate students will put forward research proposals and the best of these will receive funding.

“Australia has a thriving automotive components sector and is competitive in global vehicle design. We need more of the highly skilled engineers involved in these areas and across the broader automotive industry, including trucks and buses, in order to compete internationally in the rapidly changing space of vehicle design.

“Engineers, designers and technicians have a key role to play in the transformation of Australian automotive manufacturing to higher value-added products and services,” she concluded.

Proposals for the Automotive Engineering Graduate Programme can be submitted online. Applications close on the 6th December 2018.

 

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.06.2019
    18.06.2019
    by      In
    ABB has appointed IPD as the Australian distributor of its electrification products for the 415V switchboard manufacturer channel from July 2019. IPD will also provide ABB low voltage power distribution solutions to major electrical contractors, while all other channels will continue to be serviced... Read More
  2. 18.06.2019
    18.06.2019
    by      In
    Concrete made using industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing is being used in a world-first road trial in Sydney.
    The City of Sydney is putting the product to the test on a busy inner-city street leading to Sydney Airport, replacing a 30m section of Wyndham St,... Read More
  3. 18.06.2019
    18.06.2019
    by      In
    Inspection of enclosed spaces such as tanks is laborious and expensive, requires extensive planning and following safety regulations, results in significant downtime and poses many potential hazards. Depending on the relevant regulations, most tanks are inspected every five to 10 years.
    Unmanned... Read More
  4. 14.06.2019
    14.06.2019
    by      In
    Dr Jane Oppenheim, the Scientific and Operations Director of Ego Pharmaceuticals, has been presented the Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, in recognition of her leadership and innovation.
    Oppenheim leads the research and development... Read More