The Pledge

In recognition of the skills, leadership, and training of those who have served in the Australian Defence Force, take the Pledge and commit to supporting employment of our Defence personnel.

 

The Soldier On Pledge is a way that corporate Australia can thank Australian Defence Force Personnel for their service and recognise the exemplary skills, leadership and training of those who have served Australia. Companies that sign the Pledge commit to learning more about the skills and attributes that Defence personnel, veterans, and family members can bring to and benefit their organisation. The Pledge works to providing greater access to job opportunities for Defence personnel, veterans, and family members but does not guaranteeing jobs but maintains existing recruitment processes that are supported by Soldier On.

 

The Pledge is a free and non-binding agreement to support Australian Defence personnel, veterans, and their families, by offering a “Hand up, not a hand out”.  As part of the Pledge, the Soldier On employment team provide support and advocacy for candidates that are Soldier On participants as part of existing recruitment processes within departments and companies. The Pledge and Employment Program form a channel by which Defence personnel, veterans, and families can identify supportive organisation and also allows Australian organisations to work to recruit the huge skills, talent and abilities of those who have served Australia.

Processes to support Pledge Companies

Soldier On works directly with “Pledge” companies to provide advice about employing and recruiting Defence personnel, veterans, and family members,  as well as help provide quality applicants. The Pledge process and all stages of the Employment Program are free.

Soldier On Pledge companies are invited to have jobs posted on the Soldier On Job Board where we currently have over 400 jobs open on the Soldier On Job Board and all services are free to Defence personnel, veterans, and their families.

Support for Pledge companies is ongoing to ensure the most effective and streamlined processes are in place. Companies are also invited to attend Pathways Networking Events which provide a relaxed and comfortable event over two hours in one of Soldier On Locations or hosted by one of our Pledge partners.

Pathways Networking Events

The Soldier On Pathways Networking Events are about providing a relaxed and comfortable time for our participants to meet, ask questions, and talk with representatives from HR and Recruitment teams from the corporate sector to discuss opportunities and techniques that can assist them in transitioning. Doing so in a relaxed and informal way can help our participants find what career path best suits them, as well as build connections with pledge companies that support Soldier On. The events are set up as speed networking with tables and chairs and light snacks provided. The Pathways events give Defence personnel an opportunity to not only present themselves to prospective employers but an opportunity to ask questions too of prospective employers as this really can help to work out which industry they may want to pursue once leaving the defence forces.

Feedback from Soldier On participants who have attended Pathways Networking Events includes:

“The Networking is a great idea to help people back into the workforce, or find new employment”

“It let me see that there are companies out there willing to help and meeting people who are serious about helping”

I was able to engage with prospective employer to gather an insight into what the companies had to offer. This also gave me the opportunity to provide the companies with information about myself and my employment expectations.

“Got to meet people with skill sets that are applicable to our business”- Pledge company representative

“Broadened my horizons. Got to finally see what companies are out there who love employing ex-defence personnel”

“Networking with face-to-face time with companies is valued and helps getting your foot in the door post defence.”

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIGN THE PLEDGE OR FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?
Contact us on 02 6188 6188 or complete your details below

    Companies who have signed The Pledge

    A

    ABB

    Accenture

    Adelaide Air-Con Hire

    Agri Labour Australia

    All Stripped Australia

    Allied Express

    Australian Golf Superintendents Association

    Altara

    Amazon – AWS

    APC Storage Solutions

    Australian Border Force

    AMW Professional Services

    Aero PM

    B

    BAE Systems Australia

    Beraldo Coffee

    Border Express

    Broadspectrum

    BGIS

    Biglift Cranes & Heavy Haulage

    B & R Enclosures

    Bark Subiaco

    C

    Caledonia Scaffolding

    Caltex Australia

    Carona

    CDM

    Coleman Rail

    Codarra

    Cosmopolitan Protection Services

    Cubic Defence Australia Pty Ltd

    Chesterfield Australia

    Cummins South Pacific

    CC Pines

    Crown Resorts

    Compass Group

    Civil Contractors Federation Victoria

    Certis Security Australia

    D

    Deliotte

    Depth Logistics

    DXC

    Department of Home Affairs

    Dexar Group

    Downer EDI Works

    Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science

    E

    Evolution Group

    Elbit Systems

    Experis & ManpowerGroup Solutions

    Easy Skill

    East Coast Apprenticeships

    Ernst & Young

    Enviroflex

    F

    Face Consulting

    Filterfab

    Fujitsu

    Freedom Wheelchairs

    Fidens Arbor

    Food Professionals

    G

    G4S

    Gallagher Bassett

    Grand Final Technology

    GE Australia

    Greyhound Australia

    GSA Management Consulting

    H

    Harris Communications

    Hanson

    Heartbeat Nursing Agency

    Hort Enterprises

    HD Projects

    I-J

    IAG

    Invocare

    Innertelligence

    Ingenium Group

    IPAR

    ISS Facility Services

    JDS Australia

    JLB-Yaran

    Jim’s Mowing

    K

    KPMG

    KMA Securities

    Kinetic IT

    L

    Latrobe Community Health Services

    Lockforce

    Lockheed Martin Australia

    M

    Manteena Security

    Macquarie Corporate and Asset Financing 

    Make it Mine

    Maritime Container Services PTY LTD

    Maralan Advisory

    Magia CX

    Medibank – Garrison Health

    MIB Facilities

    Master Builders Association NSW

    MetaPM

    Milcom

    Moog Australia

    MTS training

    Murrays Australia Pty Ltd

    Mrael

    Motorola Solutions

    MLS

    MNSC – Melbourne North Service Centre

    N

    Naval Shipbuilding College

    National Protective Services

    Noetic Group

    Northrop Grumman Australia

    O-P

    Opec Systems

    Perth Coffee Express

    Perfect Earth

    Pfizer

    Proton Security

    Professional Caliber Security

    Prysmian Australia

    PSG Holdings

    PwC

    PHE Industrial

    Purple Patch Consulting

    Q-R

    Raytheon

    Ray White – SA/NT

    Rheinmetall Defence Australia

    Right Brains Insight

    Redarc

    Records Digitisation Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

    Round Oak Minerals

    RPS

    QinetiQ

    S

    SAAB Australia

    Sage

    Step In life, Elwood

    Sutton Road Training Driver Center

    ServiceNow

    Securitas

    Southern Plumbing Plus

    Sony Corporation

    Serco

    Slattery Auctions

    Solid Rock Industries

    Swisslog

    St Hilliers WA

    Sonder Australia

    Synergy

    Stryker

    SG Fleet

    Slicedtech

    T

    The Good Guys

    TCB Trans

    Tech 2

    TEK Ocean

    Telstra Purple

    Toll People

    Toll Group

    Tomago

    Technoweld

    Trident Services Australia

    Tru Security Services

    Trace Project Management

    U-W

    Unisys

    UPS

    Vantage Automotive

    Vantage Strata

    Vision Xray Group

    Virgin Australia

    Viden Consulting Group

    Willyama Indigenous IT Services

    Westpac

    West Tigers

    Wesfarmers

    Wilson Security

    Wodonga Institute of TAFE

    Wise McGrath

    Whitehaven Coal

    WesTrac

    X-Z

    YMCA

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