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29 September 2022
This year, young professionals from the fields of engineering and IT again voted Rheinmetall AG one of the most attractive employers in Germany. The survey includes information on, among other things, preferred employers, salary expectations and career goals of the young professionals. You can find information on joining Rheinmetall as a young professional here: https://www.rheinmetall.com/en/rheinmetall_ag/career_1/career_vacancies/graduates_trainees_1/index.php


Why Rheinmetall Defence Australia

The Rheinmetall Defence Australia values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day. We advocate for better work-life balance, ongoing professional development and training, providing pleasant and purpose fit working environments and support active health and wellness management all while delivering world-class innovative products and services to our customers.

One Company, Endless Opportunities

If you’re asking yourself where in the world you can find us, the answer is simple: we’re everywhere! Rheinmetall provides a whole range of opportunities to gather real world experience in key markets. Discover the career opportunities that await you in our teams around the world. It doesn’t matter where you choose for your next career move – we’re looking forward to getting to know you!

Career Prospects

At Rheinmetall Defence Australia we are committed to supporting and encouraging professional growth and the acceleration of careers. With our growth trajectory and the creation of new roles almost daily, we actively promote internal opportunities and encourage ongoing professional development as part of every employees Rheinmetall career journey. You will have the choice to grow your career within your chosen field: to become a specialist, a leader or even a Director one day. Or you can venture into new horizons and broaden your skills and experience into new areas of specialisation and roles that are rare in the Australian workplace.

Game Changing Projects

Being a part of our team at Rheinmetall Defence Australia means you will work as a key member of our highly experienced team to play a fundamental part in an exciting and groundbreaking global project for our country that you do not see every day! As part of our Engineering team, you could be working within our Electronic Solutions business innovating world-class simulation, training and state of the art surveillance and reconnaissance systems, or in our Vehicle Systems organisation where you will push technical boundaries to give our service men and women a decisive advantage on the battlefield. As part of our Supply Chain function, you could be negotiating multi-million dollar defence contracts, managing leading edge defence suppliers and participate in business and commercial reviews. You will also be engaged to provide support on procuring goods and services across all areas of business, utilizing your in-depth skills and experience every day. Just to name a few! No matter the team or department, overall, you will be presented with rewarding challenges, collaborative thinking and the opportunity to work and deliver technology superiority locally here in Australia, but also internationally as part of the many projects, we have now and continue to pursue. Push the technological envelope.

Our Benefits

We recognize the importance of having a healthy workforce where our employees can comfortably blend personal and professional life. To achieve this culture we provide a number of attractive employee benefits that our team members enjoy. • Flexible working arrangements including offering work from home and flexible working hours • 9 day fortnight for all employees • Loyalty leave (an additional day) accrued every anniversary • Comprehensive Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Program through our EAP provider • Study Leave and Reservist Leave • Australian Institute of Management (AIM) partnership for ongoing professional development training and accredited courses • Employee Referral policy where employees can refer suitable applicants and be financially rewarded ($3,000) in return, if successfully placed • Supportive and evolving parental leave policy • Gym memberships, generous vehicle and servicing discounts, novated leases and salary sacrificing • Job security and career progression • International career development opportunities • Participation in community activities including fun, challenging and life changing fundraising events with our charity of choice, Legacy.

Diversity & Inclusion

Rheinmetall Defence Australia recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work successfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural backgrounds and a wide range of skills and talents. Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee is an employee led initiative of collective minds that bring our D&I strategy, policies, processes, initiatives and commitment to life! Commencing in early 2021, the committee strives to accelerate our proposition across all elements of D&I. While we are still on a journey of discovery and an exciting path in launching most of these initiatives, our passionate and dedicated colleagues foster a culture of inclusion and respect, empowering our people to bring their whole selves to work each and every day. We have team members that actively and safely contribute with their stories, their life experiences and we embrace a culture that is accepting of all. While our locations are accessibility friendly, Rheinmetall is committed to increasing awareness and fostering inclusion for people with disabilities. We do this by engaging employees with disability and allies of people with disability to act as champions of change and actively contribute through the committee. We ensure our recruitment process allows for any reasonable adjustment, to ensure we provide equal opportunity for everyone.

Veterans Engagement

Rheinmetall Defence Australia is committed to creating opportunities for veterans to establish themselves professionally in a career that gives them a sense of purpose and meaning after completing their career within the defence force. Today, Veterans make up 30% of our Australian workforce. Our Veterans work on projects and tasks as diverse as financial reporting, project management, human resources management, operations and major programs including Land 121 3B which delivered more than 2500 high mobility logistics trucks to the Australian Defence Force and Land 400 Phase 2, which is delivering more than 200 Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles.

Company Reviews

Rheinmetall Defence Australia greatly values the feedback of our current and former employees. We celebrate the successes and continue to work on areas where we can improve.

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Company Details


Düsseldorf, GM


$7bn to $15bn (AUD)




Aerospace & Defence