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Boeing Inspires Next Gen Female and Indigenous Engineers

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Boeing Defence Australia is preparing the next generation of female and Indigenous engineering students to take off in their careers.

Two new scholarships – The Boeing Engineering Scholarship for Women and The Boeing Indigenous Engineering Scholarship – are being offered for the first time in 2018 and will support two students annually with valuable financial support and industry opportunities.

Recipients will receive $4,000 to help them with the cost of their studies and the opportunity to apply for a Boeing Defence Australia internship to gain valuable industry experience as part of the world’s largest aerospace company.

Boeing Defence Australia is committed to developing a skilled and diverse workforce with the knowledge and experience to position Australia at the leading edge of aerospace. The company’s 2,000-plus workforce at 14 locations across the country and three international sites is one of the most highly-skilled in Australia’s defence industry, supporting some of the largest and most complex defence projects in Australia.

“With the broadest portfolio in Australian aerospace, Boeing provides a unique opportunity for students to discover their passion and pursue their dream job,” said Scott Carpendale, Boeing Defence Australia General Manger Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Businesses are increasingly looking for ways to build culturally diverse and inclusive workplaces; while encouraging the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Offering scholarships to students who face educational disadvantage is a powerful way to steer positive outcomes in our communities while giving businesses the chance to give back. Companies also benefit from connecting with students from diverse groups, who excel academically or who show exceptional leadership qualities; with many offering graduates jobs at the end of their degree.

“Boeing knows that diversity makes us better. By creating more employment pathways for Australia’s youth, we’re building a diverse talent pipeline that will benefit the aerospace industry as a whole.” - Scott Carpendale, Boeing Defence Australia

“Connecting with an aerospace leader like Boeing Defence Australia will help our engineering students recognise that their potential is limitless; and they could soon be working on some of the most exciting projects in the world – even in space.” - Professor Brett Ninness, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Could your business support the next generation in your industry?

Contact Leanne Innes, Development Coordinator, Scholarships and Prizes, on +61 2 4921 5394 or

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