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Mentoring Program

Soldier On & Boeing Australia Mentoring Program

Our program

The Soldier On and Boeing Mentoring Program has been established with the aim of providing invaluable support and guidance to veterans, current service members, and their family members 18 years and older by assisting them in reaching their employment, education or personal goals. 

These goals can vary from career progression, education study and skill development, career planning or change, professional networking, and successful transitioning from the ADF.   

This structured 18-week program facilitates meaningful mentorship connections between experienced professionals from Boeing, Soldier On Pledge Partners, and other subject matter experts. 

Through this initiative, participants are provided an opportunity to engage in a purposeful and enriching mentor-mentee relationship, fostering personal and professional growth. 

Whilst we provide a structured program, there is also flexibility to ensure it’s practicable for both the mentee and mentor. The hours per week commitment is dependent on what works for the mentee and their mentor, for example, the commitment could range from 30 minutes per week to four hours. This will be determined by the mentee and mentor in the early stages of the program.

Meetings can be done virtually, through video chats, emails and phone calls, or face-to-face. The majority of previous participants have preferred to connect through virtual means, and connecting virtually provides us with greater scope in making more tailored and appropriate matches. However, if a mentee is specifically seeking an in-person mentor, we will do our best to match them with someone nearby.

The program won the Australian Defence Industry Awards Training and Mentorship Program of the Year award in both 2021 and 2023. 

Tailored approach

Recognising the unique needs and experiences of veterans, current service members, and their family members, the program employs a tailored approach to mentoring. Mentors collaborate with mentees to create individualised development plans that align with their goals and aspirations. This personalised approach ensures that each mentoring relationship is productive and aligned with the specific needs of the mentee.   

This flexible program allows participants to schedule meetings, communicate, access resources, and network with other participants. Mentees in the program will have free access to complete the Discover My Career Assessment, powered by Harrison Career Navigation System (CNS) through TAFE QLD, to enhance the tailored approach the program offers. This tool has specifically been designed for participants to narrow down all the different career variables by measuring 175 characteristics including interests, work values, task and work environment preferences and interpersonal preferences.

Duration

Cohort 1:
4 March 2024 – 8 July 2024(18 weeks) 
Applications open 8 January and close 19 February 2024. 

Cohort 2:
22 July 2024 – 25 November 2024(18 weeks)
Applications open 27 May and close 8 July 2024.

Next intake: 4 March - 8 July 2024

Applications open 8 January and close 19 February 2024.

For mentors

For mentees

Expectations

  • Watch the prerecorded webinar before the commencement of the program. 
  • Participate in the two Soldier On and Boeing Mentoring Program Virtual Catch Ups throughout the program.  
  • Complete the post-program survey to enable the Soldier On & Boeing Australia Mentoring program coordinator to gauge the effectiveness and impact of the program. 
  • Commit to complete the program for its duration. However, should you need to withdraw from the program for any reason, you’ll notify the program coordinator as soon as possible.

Any questions?

Please send an email to education@soldieron.org.au (Subject line: Mentoring).   

Ready to apply?

Complete an application form (open from Monday 8 January 2024):

Mentee application form 

Mentor application form