Raytheon boosts training opportunities in Exmouth


Defence contractor Raytheon Australia has announced an ‘Invested in Exmouth’ programme to upgrade skills and knowledge needed to create strategic naval and space capabilities at the Harold E. Holt (HEH) defence precinct at Exmouth in Western Australia.

Raytheon Australia Managing Director Michael Ward said in a statement that the programme was a new multi-year initiative
that will expand on the company’s existing investments in the precinct while introducing several new community partnerships aimed at developing and keeping world-class talent in Exmouth.

Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt is a joint Australian and United States naval communication station featuring 13 tall, very low frequency communications towers that communicate with command centres, ships at sea and submarines.

The programme includes a new partnership with the South Metropolitan TAFE to bring Western Australia’s best training practices to regional education bodies – enabling these organisations to train the Exmouth workforce locally.

The company is also introducing:

  • 10 new scholarships for students enrolled in Exmouth High School
  • More defence industry rotations in Exmouth for active military members
  • New summer internships
  • Expanded volunteer fire fighting training to include virtual sessions
  • And new leadership courses delivered in Exmouth by Melbourne Business School.

The announcement comes as Raytheon Australia celebrates a decade in Exmouth serving as the capability partner for defence at the HEH precinct, where a new Space Surveillance Telescope facility was commissioned in late 2022.

This facility enables Exmouth to provide greater levels of space awareness for Australia and the US, creating a pipeline of space careers in the region, according to the company.

Picture: Raytheon Australia

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