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Pathways event secures record job interviews

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Whether you’re a veteran transitioning to the civilian workforce, or a military spouse in a new location, looking for your next career move can be a daunting task. Soldier On’s Pathways Program offers a range of services and events to support participants through this process.  

Soldier On’s Pathways Networking events connect current and ex-serving Defence personnel and their family members with veteran-supportive employers to advance their careers.  

Soldier On’s National Director for the Pathways Program, Dave Waters, said Pathways Networking Events are an important first step for many people looking to transition into civilian space, or for defence family members moving around the country.  

“Each event hosts a room full of prospective employers, all actively assisting the veteran community with opportunities and connections, with many also offering post-employment measures that support defence families and the long-term effects of transition,” Dave said.  

“Pathways Networking Events are a fantastic opportunity for participants to connect with employers and find out more about what’s on offer. They also provide the opportunity for veterans and Defence families to engage in open conversations with industry leaders. We have everyone from small regional businesses to international organisations attending these events, offering a diverse range of opportunities for participants,” he added.  

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This quarter, Soldier On held four networking events across QLD, NSW, and ACT. Each of these events allowed attendees to not only connect and network with prospective employers but also find out more about the support services available to them.  

“We have been thrilled to see the continued success of these events across the country, with an excellent uptake in interviews and job placements across the board. With 17 participants securing interviews, as well as two job placements already confirmed, these events clearly demonstrate just how much talent there is within the defence community and cement the role of Soldier On Pledge Partners as pro-active supporters of veterans and their families,” Dave said.  

Soldier On’s Pathways program hosts a range of events and information sessions to provide participants with the resources to secure meaningful long-term careers. From Pathways Networking Events to Prep 4 Pathways workshops, there is something on offer to suit every stage of career transition.  

To find the next Pathways event in your area, check out the Soldier On Calendar.

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