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Defence scrambles to train nuclear scientists for ‘exciting roles’ on AUKUS programme.

Defence scrambles to train nuclear scientists for ‘exciting roles’ on AUKUS program
ABC,  by defence correspondent Andrew Greene  19 Dec 21, Students and public servants are being enticed with generous scholarships to study nuclear science and engineering so they can begin “exciting roles” on the massive AUKUS submarine program.

Key points:

  • Defence expects to offer more than 300 scholarships 
  • The program will train graduates to work in the nuclear-powered submarine program 
  • The scholarships are worth approximately $20,000 per student yearly 

Defence is scrambling to find hundreds of properly qualified staff for the mammoth task of acquiring a nuclear-powered submarine fleet with the help of the UK and US.

The ABC can reveal Defence is establishing a nuclear scholarship program from next year, offering scholarships worth approximately $20,000 per student per year.
 Over the next five years Defence expects to offer over 300 scholarships and has launched a separate initiative to sponsor existing staff to undertake nuclear-related Masters courses.

………………….An existing Defence STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Cadetship Program is also being expanded to target nuclear-related studies, with cadets entering trainee positions in the department……………..  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-19/defence-staff-studying-nuclear-science-aukus-program/100710264

December 20, 2021 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Education, politics

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