Veterans bring specialised skills, world-class training, and a unique perspective to any organisation.
People who have proudly served their country have all the right assets to make fantastic employees. And with more than 5,000 highly trained people leaving the Australian Defence Force each year, there’s so many great reasons to tap into this exceptional talent pool.
The RSL Veterans' Employment Program is a dedicated service linking veterans (and their families) with Australian organisations that are looking to hire.
Veterans make great employees. Here's why.
VETERANS WORK WELL IN A TEAM
Teamwork is a fundamental part of military service and veterans are trained to be great at it. Safe military operations depend on teamwork, after all. Veterans know how to work well alongside others for the greater good.
VETERANS MAKE GREAT LEADERS
Leadership is expected across all levels of the armed services. Veterans know how to motivate and inspire others to work together to achieve a goal. They lead by example and deliver results.
VETERANS HAVE A STRONG WORK ETHIC
Veterans are proven hard workers, continuing to work towards a goal even under difficult conditions. They have a strong sense of duty to their teammates and their country. As employees, they bring that work ethic and loyalty with them.
VETERANS ARE ADAPTABLE
Veterans are used to working in changing environments and know how to think on their feet. The look at the facts and use their knowledge and situational awareness to solve problems quickly and calmly.
VETERANS ARE ORGANISED AND DISCIPLINED
As well as being flexible, veterans are good at following instructions and sticking to schedules. The armed services require both critical thinking and compliance to rules, and veterans are great at both.
RISK MANAGEMENT COMES NATURALLY TO VETERANS
Veterans are used to working in situations where they must assess risk. They know how to implement risk-mitigation strategies to get the best results. Veterans know that as the situation changes so do the risks, and they act accordingly.
VETERANS ARE GREAT COMMUNICATORS
In the armed services, clear and accurate communication is vital for effective and safe operations. Veterans can identify and share relevant information in a concise and timely manner.
VETERANS HAVE STRONG VALUES
Those who have proudly served their country possess strong core values. These include respect, loyalty, integrity, courage and service to others. Veterans are accountable, trustworthy and dedicated – exceptional attributes in any employee.
IS YOUR ORGANISATION READY TO HIRE A VETERAN? WE CAN HELP!
Are you ready to hire a skilled and dedicated veteran to your team? We’d love to hear from you! Advertising a job vacancy with the RSL Veterans’ Employment Program is free and easy. Click here to get started.