Diversity and inclusion
Our workforce has become considerably more diverse. It reflects a broad spectrum of cultures, social backgrounds and a wide range of skills and talents. The area of diversity will continue to be strengthened as we seek to grow our workforce further.
Endorsed Employer for Women
Rheinmetall Defence Australia is an endorsed Work180 Employer for All Women. With our industry being predominately male, we have partnered with Work180 to ensure we continue to attract, support and engage females within, but also looking to join, our growing organisation. This also means we can continue to develop and roll out contemporary initiatives and policies, including work-life blends for everyone.
“Women are building a strong presence in this fast moving sector and, increasingly, are taking leadership roles that are reshaping our ability to deliver.”
Program Director Commercial
“Working full-time and blending mum-life can be stressful and difficult. RDA’s flexible culture allows me to work my own hours and remotely when required, to ensure my girls come first, but that I can still give 100% to my role and career”
Employer Branding Specialist
“The culture is excellent. The diversity in the business is really beyond gender. We’re a melting pot of different nationalities, which I love. Everyone has such a cool way of applying their unique skills and knowledge to the projects.”
Human Factors Specialist
“A career in engineering is great. I’ve had access to equipment most people would never have access to. I’ve walked over military fighter aircraft and set up experiments with lasers at work. It’s a career that’s really fun and really interesting.”
Optical / Electrical Engineer
“Career growth has been one of my biggest professional goals. Rheinmetall has provided me support, guidance and opportunity after opportunity to reach and achieve my career ambitions.”
“Rheinmetall considered my application for a promotion, even though I was on parental leave. It showed that they had faith in me; that I was the right person for the job, and I was worth the wait.”
Some of the initiatives our committee are currently working on are:
- Our Reconciliation Action Plan
- LGBTIQ+ community and allies network
- Women in Leadership (WGEA)
- Hearts of Purple Partnership; helping victims of domestic violence
- Veterans Engagement
- Accessibility and Inclusion
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.