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. Forge has focused on building a robust and responsible business while supporting a resilient workforce. Around 80% of the Forge workforce are veterans. The Forge team draw on their own transition experience and pride themselves on the support they provide to new veteran employees as they transition from the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Forge offers currently serving ADF members and veterans access to trial placements while they are still serving. This provides ADF members the opportunity to gain industry insights and experience prior to their transition, allowing individuals to make better informed choices about their career after the ADF.
When a veteran joins Forge, they undertake a structured transition program, with a combination of formal and informal training. They are assigned a mentor, and a buddy to support them through their transition. In addition, each team member takes responsibility to assist in integrating the new veteran team member as quickly as possible. Supporting each person's transition benefits the whole team. “The quicker we can assimilate and enable our new team members, the quicker they can begin contributing using their skills, knowledge, and experience; and our veterans bring valuable insights” – Andrew Cullens, Managing Director, Forge Advisory
Forge provides veterans with roles that facilitate their ongoing development, learning and high levels of leadership and responsibility. In addition, Forge invests in their veteran employees by providing access to professional education and certification courses.