The head of the French firm helping to build Australia’s $50 billion fleet of new submarines has admitted it faces a significant battle to find a qualified and experienced local workforce.
Herve Guillou, CEO of French firm Naval Group, told Fairfax Media this week that the firm is practically having to recruit workers “one-by-one”. While there are many young, university-educated people they can train from scratch, older and experienced managers are hard to find. “My worry is always that people confuse education with experience. These are very, very different,” he said. “Finding people with a diploma is not so difficult, finding people with experience and managerial skills is more difficult … It’s nearly a one-by-one exercise.”
Lees verder in de Sydney Morning Herald