Canberra Defence + Space Student & Industry Jobs Networking @ CBRIN

A networking event for students to connect with defence, cybersecurity and space industry employers

Tuesday 20 November 2018 | 3:30PM - 5:30PM (formal event begins at 4:00PM) | Canberra Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Canberra

Online event registrations are closed however we may still be able to accommodate you. FOR EMPLOYERS there are still limited places left and FOR STUDENTS there is a waitlist. Contact us on


We‘re excited to be partnering with ACT Government, Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) and AustCyber (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network) in the defence, cyber security and space industry sectors. This event will connect students from universities and TAFE in Canberra to roles with primes, innovative companies, startups and government agencies. This is a unique opportunity for students to find work opportunities and meet industry leaders and founders in these exciting sectors.


FOR STUDENTS If you’re a student with skills or background in:

  • Software & Web Dev: software engineering, coding, front & back-end, mobile app development
  • Engineering: Aeronautical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Manufacturing, Civil
  • Science, Technology & Maths: machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, materials science
  • Security Studies: strategy, international relations
  • Policy: research, law, governance
  • Project Management: operations, business administration
  • Marketing, Content, Design: content creation, multimedia, digital marketing

These two hours could open up incredible new opportunities for you.

Jobs available include:

  • DevOps
  • Junior Software Developers
  • Project Engineers
  • Mechatronics Engineers
  • Composite Engineers
  • Industrial Control Engineers
  • IT Support roles
  • Radio Signal Processing Specialists
  • Marketing & sales roles
  • Content creation and UI
  • Security Admins
  • ICT HelpDesk roles

You will also receive interview skills coaching from industry experts, and the opportunity to network with industry mentors who can provide valuable connections and advice on your career.


  • Apply for the event by clicking on the “Student” button and filling in a profile below.
  • Please note that this is not a confirmation of your attendance.
  • To be eligible to attend, you must receive email confirmation from Ribit that you have been shortlisted.
  • The Ribit platform matches students based on the roles on offer by employers participating in the event. This includes skills, role descriptions and, in some cases, visa restrictions. The platform will take into account how complete and relevant your profile information is when matching.
  • A week prior to the event, Ribit will advise all successful and unsuccessful candidates by email.
  • Remember - Ribit is a matching algorithm - so improve your chances by completing your profile.

TESTIMONIAL “Ribit helped me bridge the gap between university and finding the opportunity I was seeking” Matt Doyle, IT and Software Engineering at Sydney University Internship at Premonition, logistics company based at WeWork Sydney.

“Throw yourself in there and do whatever the business needs - that way you'll get to understand business from the ground up,” Emily Tran, Fintern, Coder, Researcher for several startups including CloudCase and RentalCover and COM


If you’re an employer looking for top emerging student talent, then don’t miss this.

  • Ribit sources and matches students to attend the event based on the skills and attributes you need.
  • You’ll have the chance to formally interview a dozen or more students in a curated 70-minute speed networking session, and also meet more students informally afterwards if you wish.
  • We generally approve between 80 and 100 students to attend our events to optimise the chance of a match.
  • Students are from universities and TAFEs - at undergrad and postgrad levels.
  • On average, half the employers participating find suitable students to offer roles to.

Past attendees at our events include: Northrop Grumman, Airbus, Thales, Rheinmetall, BAE, Boeing, Optus, Telstra, CBA, ANZ, Macquarie Capital, Varley, Amplify Intelligence, EY, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Accenture, Hivint, Google, WithYouWithMe, Department of Home Affairs, Aura Information Systems, Australian Federal Police, Fifth Domain and AustCyber.

TESTIMONIAL “The Ribit speed networking event provided Optus with a great opportunity to meet the future cyber talent and explore possible opportunities at scale, while providing industry connections for the students who are underpinning the future success of the Australian Cyber Security Industry.” Matthew Connelly, Cyber Security Relationships Manager, Optus


  • 3:30PM Check-in + student pitch-coaching
  • 4:00PM Welcome and speeches
  • 4:10PM Employers give 30-second elevator pitch
  • 4:20 PM Speed networking begins - 12 x 5 min rounds
  • 5:30PM Informal networking + refreshments
  • 6:00PM Event ends


This is a free event for students and employers. However, all students need to register and fill out a profile. All employers need to provide a job description.

Registrations have closed.


Event Partners


This event is open students from all universities, TAFE and accredited business and industry colleges.


XTEK Ferrous Digital ParaFlare The Citadel Group Codarra Advanced systems Clearbox systems Fifth Domain Cogito Group Sigma Bravo a KBR Wyle Business General Dynamics Mediaware Providence Consulting Group Thales Australia KPMG Cingulan Space Skykraft Systems Planning and Analysis Australia Pty Ltd (SPA Australia) Omni Executive Pty Ltd Cordelta Pty Ltd The Australian Strategic Policy Institute Vault Systems TSS Veritec CEA EOS


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