Every year an average of 6,000 Australian Defence Force personnel leave military service, having risen through the ranks of their chosen discipline while contributing to the nation’s security and wellbeing.
Translating the unique skills and capabilities they have developed, to a civilian career can be confronting and stressful.
Job-seeking abilities taken for granted by many of us – crafting a strong CV, performing well in an interview, networking to secure that next big career break – can represent a huge shift in mindset for those who’ve spent their lives in Defence.
The challenge can often prove too much, with some veterans simply giving up on looking for meaningful long-term careers after leaving service, while others are left socially isolated or suffering mental health issues due to a lack of direction and purpose.
The Pledge helps serving and ex-serving veterans and their families to secure their future careers.
By rallying Australian businesses behind the serving and ex-serving veterans and their families, who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe, Soldier On is creating real pathways to rewarding post-military careers for ex-service men and women and their immediate family members.
As well as offering a helping hand to those who’ve been the backbone of our nation, we are ensuring that corporate Australia benefits from the incredibly valuable contribution serving and ex-serving veterans and their families offer the workplace.
Serving and ex-serving veterans and their families have many sought-after skills including project and change management, analytics and reporting, situational and security awareness, leadership, problem solving and stakeholder management. The Pledge encourages companies to show support and thanks to the veteran community.
As a Pledge Partner who may be struggling to find the right people at a time of global change, you can gain the opportunity to get to know the Soldier On veteran community and see the high-level of skills they can bring to a team.