Each year, around 6,000 Australians leave the Australian Defence Force.
ADF members leaving the military have an extensive range of skills, experience and qualifications that make them valuable members of the civilian workforce.
Organisations who have employed veterans are reaping significant benefits from these highly trained, organised, resilient leaders. Consider veteran candidates when looking to hire new recruits.About the Program
Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Awards
Nominations for the 2023 Awards are closed.
The Awards recognise organisations that employ and support veterans, and partners of current and former serving Australian Defence Force personnel, as well as celebrating veterans and partners who are doing great things as an employee or entrepreneur.
Camaraderie, the key to success
J3Seven delivers chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive and exploitation testing, protection and defence equipment along with training and maintenance services to Defence. Proudly veteran owned and operated, veterans make up 76% of the J3Seven workforce.
Forging better transitions
Established in 2017, Forge Advisory is a veteran-owned boutique management consulting firm. Forge deliver project and program management advisory services, specialising in Defence, Australian Government, and Industry clients.
Veteran implements law mentoring program
Matt served for six years in the Australian Infantry with both the 6th Battalion and the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. During those 6 years he deployed twice, firstly to East Timor (2010) and secondly to Afghanistan (2012).
Early success driven by entrepreneurial spirit
After transitioned from the Royal Australian Navy, Nathan spent a period of time unemployed, followed by working in a series of unfulfilling jobs. He struggled to identify and secure a role that interested and excited him.