Benefits of employing veterans
Members of the ADF gain an extensive range of skills, abilities, recognised behaviours and attributes that make them valuable employees in the civilian workforce. They are good at solving problems, leading teams, and working under pressure. They retain core ADF values such as honesty, honour, initiative, integrity, respect and loyalty. These attributes make them valuable employees in the civilian workforce.
Their talents are readily transferable to the civilian workforce and include:
- learning new skills quickly
- being highly motivated and punctual
- communicating effectively to keep people informed
- completing tasks efficiently and on time
- working independently and as part of a team
- demonstrating leadership but also being able to follow instructions
- being well presented and courteous
- working with a variety of people from different backgrounds and with varying levels of experience
Many former ADF members will have acquired professional or trade qualifications that are recognised in the civilian workforce, for example mechanics, health professionals, carpenters and drivers.
Sign the Veterans Employment Commitment
If you'd like to benefit from the skills and experience veterans can bring to your workplace, then you should sign the Veterans Employment Commitment.
When you sign the Commitment, veterans will be able to identify your business as a veteran-friendly employer. If you have a job vacancies page on your website, be sure to provide this as a link when you sign the Commitment – that way, veterans will be able to navigate directly to your website to find employment opportunities. You'll also receive an official Proud Supporter of Veterans Employment logo, which can be used on your website and marketing materials to promote your status as a veteran-friendly employer to the broader community.