Contributing to Australia’s national security, and the crews who serve on submarines, is why working at ASC is more than just a job for Luke.
In Luke’s own words:
“I get the most satisfaction when we hand the boat back to the customer. You put in a lot of effort, and time, to get these submarines back in operation. I think the most rewarding part is giving a quality product back to the people who’ll be taking it to sea. We’re delivering something to the whole of Australia to support our nation’s defence capabilities.”
Luke joined ASC in 2005 as an apprentice and achieved his Certificate III in Mechanical Engineering before being sponsored by ASC to undertake an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
Luke’s also recently completed ASC’s Transformational Leadership Program delivered in partnership with the University of Adelaide.
“My progression through ASC hasn’t just been in the production environment. I started out as a mechanical fitter. I then moved to the quality department, then a systems specialist role, a boat superintendent role and now I’m a boat manager. There have been lots of progressions to get to where I am and there are a lot of opportunities within the business.”
“ASC’s investing in me to help provide direction for the business leading into the future. To come away with the qualifications I have, the investment and upskilling, it makes you feel valued as an employee. The knowledge you learn, you can pass that forward as well and hopefully the younger generation coming through will benefit from it.”
“I think if you show interest and you’re keen to learn, or better yourself, ASC has all the right foundations to allow you to progress through whatever path you choose. You’ve got to be engaged. You’ve got to love what you do. It gives you that purpose. If you’ve got that passion, it brings you through the front gate every day.”