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Ascent Professional Services is a 100% Australian veteran-owned and operated management and engineering consultancy agency that provides engineering, project management and risk management services to the Department of Defence, Australian Space Agency and Defence prime contractors across land, maritime and air domains. 

Ascent is committed to providing career pathways for anyone transitioning from the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Founded by five former Air Force engineering officers, the organisation has a highly experienced workforce made up of nearly 50% veterans. Ascent actively encourages ex-Defence personnel and reservists to apply for positions and offers all employees who are ADF Reservists 2 weeks paid Reserve Service Leave in addition to their normal leave entitlements.

As an organisation founded by veterans, and with nearly half its workforce having served in the military, Ascent acknowledges the challenges that come with the transition to civilian life. For those who have served for decades, the reality of civilian life can provide challenges with navigating the job market and accessing services civilians take for granted. This in-depth understanding frames all policies, practices and processes within Ascent. Ascent wants to not only provide excellence in the delivery of its services, but also to provide career pathways for veterans and partners of veterans.

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