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Winners

The winners of the Prime Minister’s Veterans Employment Awards set themselves apart from others through the work that they do in creating employment opportunities for veterans and spouses of current serving Australian Defence Force members and the outstanding achievements they have made in the civilian workplace.

Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation to Veterans' Employment

WithYouWithMe

An outstanding veteran-led start up, achieving excellent results in gaining meaningful second careers for former ADF personnel and assisting in their transition to careers after military service.

Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation to Veterans' Employment Winner

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Veterans’ Employment

Glen Ferrarotto

It is a combination of Glen’s experience, knowledge and passion to help others that makes his contribution to veterans' employment stand out from others. He is personally invested in each veteran that he seeks to assist, and his passion and enthusiasm to assist veterans are his key drivers.

Winner Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Veterans’ Employment

Category winners

Winner Leadership in Recruitment of Veterans

NSW Government – Veterans Employment Program

Leadership in Recruitment of Veterans

“The NSW Government Veterans Employment Program has exceeded its target by 162%, 18 months ahead of schedule, demonstrating that it is a leader in veteran employment.”

Winner Veterans’ Employer of the Year Large Business

Boeing Defence Australia

Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Business

“Recruiting and supporting veterans is an integral part of who we are and what we do. We hire, appreciate, acknowledge, respect and utilise the unique skills and experiences that veterans bring to our workforce, because we know that veterans make us better.”

Winner Veterans’ Employer of the Year Small to Medium Sized Business

Secure Windows

Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Small to Medium-Sized Business

“Every veteran we have interviewed to date has been at minimum, offered a trial role. Whilst some may have found other employment we have never turned anyone away.”

Winner Veterans’ Employer of the Year Public Sector Organisation

NSW Government – Veterans Employment Program

Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Public Sector Organisation

“The NSW Government Veterans Employment Program is the first of its kind for government in Australia, utilising unique methods, approaches and tools to make a strong impact across NSW Government.”

Winner Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment

Westpac Group

Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment

“Our goal is to assist spouses of serving ADF members with flexible work practices and to transfer them to a new posting location when required and if available.”

Winner Excellence in Supporting Veterans’ Employment

WithYouWithMe

Excellence in Supporting Veterans’ Employment

“WithYouWithMe is less than two years old but already we have more than 1,400 veterans on our program, and have secured direct employment for close to 300 veterans.”

Winner Veteran Employee of the Year

Rachel Ranton – Westpac Group

Veteran Employee of the Year

“Despite not having any banking experience, Rachel was able to use her management and leadership experience to turnaround an underperforming Branch to become one of the highest performing in Southern Queensland.”

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