Veteran Employment Campaign Launches

A national campaign is being launched today to share the benefits of employing ex-service personnel in the civilian workplace.

The Australian Defence Force is an incredible training ground for personnel, but when they leave service, many report having difficulty translating their skills from the ADF to the civilian workplace.

Ex-service personnel can bring skills like leadership, teamwork, agility and the ability to work under pressure to the civilian workplace, no matter the industry.

This new national campaign will share the stories of five ex-service personnel in the civilian workplace, in professions you might not expect.

This campaign is about changing the way we as a country think about our ex-service personnel, combatting the misconception that veterans are “broken”.

This campaign seeks to educate employers on the diversity of skills ex-service personnel can bring to the workplace and provide the necessary advice to make sure ex-service personnel are set up to thrive in the civilian workplace.

This campaign is part of the Albanese Government’s $24 million Veteran Employment program, an initiative aimed to boost veteran employment opportunities, as well as help businesses benefit from the diverse skill sets that veterans bring.

We’re working to improve the pathways for ex-service members to transition from the ADF into a good fulfilling job, which will set them up for success on civvy street.

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