RSL Queensland’s Employment Program works across the community and with other ex‑service organisations to achieve employment results for veterans.
Since the program’s launch over four years ago, more than 800 veterans, and current and ex‑defence partners, have secured employment through the program, with 93% of individuals staying in their jobs for 6 months or more.
Through partnerships with over 250 employers, RSL Queensland has been able to support not only veterans seeking employment, but organisations wishing to hire veterans. This includes the creation and delivery of Veteran Onboard training manuals that provide hiring managers with the tools to better understand veterans and how best to use their skills.
Last year, RSL Queensland identified another avenue to support the Defence family and expanded the eligibility criteria to include the partners of current serving Defence members.
The program is well received within the veteran community, with one individual providing the following feedback – “Where I am at now though, I am absolutely loving the job and the people I’m working with. I feel like I’m developing my skills professionally and personally that are benefiting me so much.”