HMAS Watson - Your Naval Career Reimagined

At HMAS Watson in Sydney, we provide simulator based maritime warfare training. The Navy’s Bridge Training Facility features 6 full mission simulators and 4 partial mission simulators for training junior naval officers in navigation, warfare, command, and control in a simulated war fighting environment. Training systems include radar, sonar, voice communications, and weapons systems.

Join us and help us as a civilian to provide fully accredited training to Royal Australian Navy personnel, delivering courses that support the attainment of nationally recognised qualifications.


What is it like to work with us?

Our Serco Defence team is proud to deliver critical support services to the Australian Defence Force. Meet our team, and find out what life is like at Serco Defence.

Our referral program

Do you know Navy Instructors interested in working in joining Serco’s HMAS Watson Team? Each successful referral will attract a $500 Prezzee Gift card, payable upon the successful completion of the probationary period. If you would like to refer a friend or colleague, please contact our Defence Talent Team on 1800115536 or email us at  

Why Serco?

Meaningful work

You will do interesting work that matters:

  • Build a fulfilling career and do work that you enjoy
  • Deliver essential services that improve people’s lives
  • Have a say in how we can do things better and make your mark.

A world of opportunity

Our diverse and global operations offer you incredible opportunities to learn and expand your career:

  • A role that matches your area of expertise
  • Broaden your experience and learn from expert colleagues
  • Apply your skills in new ways and even in another part of the world.

Great people

Be part of a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed.

  • Receive the support and the resources to do your best work
  • Work in a team environment with colleagues who support each other
  • Be part of a company committed to living its values every day.

What's in it for you?

What Serco can offer you

When join our Serco Defence you join a global organisation trusted to deliver critical support services and operate sensitive facilities by military organisations around the world. 

In Asia Pacific, we are a specialist defence supplier, service integrator, and complex project management provider, and have been delivering performance managed contracts continuously here since 1997. 

As a candidate, you will experience a robust recruitment and onboarding journey with Talent Business Partners who will individually support, facilitate, and expedite your application so you are in your new career with us as soon as possible. 

We are also Serco and Proud to have people like you join our Serco Defence Care2Connect Talent Community and will work hard to mobilise you into a fulfilling role matched to your skills, experience, interests and career goals.

Colleague benefits

Serco and Proud

Make a difference every day.

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services.

We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

Join us and make a difference every day

Sound interesting?

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Caring to connect with Care2Connect

We understand that everyone's circumstances are different

For some, making the move to Serco Defence right now works.  For others, the timing may not be quite so right.

That's why we created our Care2Connect care program. When you join our Care2Connect (without any obligation of course), you will join a talent community of 5,000 people already taking advantage of exclusive benefits including Priority job alerts, 1:1 career coaching and advice, Talent development virtual webinars, Career resources, Serco Defence Career Fairs featuring rewarding and challenging opportunities, plus more.

Joining Care2Connect is easy and takes only 1-2 minutes.

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How can we help?

Have a question?  We'd love to talk.

For a confidential and no-obligation conversation, call or email the Serco Defence Talent Team today.

Call us on 1800 115 536

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Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter.

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds. By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.