Soldier On launches program to help veterans and families secure jobs

MEDIA RELEASE & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY
Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Soldier On launches program to help veterans and families secure jobs

This morning News Corp published how ex-ADF will be fast-tracked to success as they transition to civilian life through Soldier On’s Veteran and Family Support Program. As the concept developers of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Initiative, this program will directly support Mr Turnbull’s initiative.

Veterans and their family members will be automatically pushed through to interview stages for job opportunities, should they have the right skills, training and experience.

Several organisations have already committed to the program, including Defence primes, big four consultancy firms, major banks, project management firms and some of the leading ICT cloud companies. Soldier On will work with industry to educate them about the remarkable skillsets, training and experiences of our modern veterans.

In addition to job opportunities, Soldier On has launched its Veteran and Family Support Program, which they spent 12 months researching and developing. This program includes new employment support services in addition to their existing mental health support services and social connected activities and programs.

Veterans and their family members will be able to access employment support services through Soldier On’s reintegration and recovery centres, as well as through phone and Skype meetings. Soldier On will help veterans leverage existing skillsets for civilian employment, identify gaps in their skillsets and identify appropriate training, education and career development opportunities to forge new career paths.

Soldier On will also work on short-term and long-term employment goals with veterans, recognising many will need to earn an income while they pursue a new career.

This program, including the job opportunities, is the first of its kind in Australia.

“Our program and these job opportunities aren’t about helping veterans and their families for a short period. It is about saying to our contemporary veterans we here for you whenever you need a helping hand for the rest of your life – because that’s the level of support our veterans and their families deserve,” said Mr Bale.

Interview Opportunity:

John Bale, CEO and Co-Founder of Soldier On is available for interview. Please contact Nicole Thomson-Pride, Communications & Media Manager, to organise a time.

Nicole Thomson-Pride

Communications & Media Manager, Soldier On

nicole.thomson-pride@soldieron.org.au

0428 076 773