We are delighted to announce that Konekt Workcare has joined our Defence Partner Friendly Employer initiative. Konekt have written this week’s guest blog post to introduce themselves. Konekt WorkCare is an organisation who pride ourselves in being an employer of choice. We have a national, geographical footprint that matches the ADF geographical footprint perfectly, allowing … Continue reading Welcome to Konekt
Amy Martin has kindly written this week’s guest blog post about how she was able to secure work with BAE Systems, one of our Defence Partner Friendly Employers. Recently, I was reviewing a post shared by Defence Families Australia about their Defence Partner Friendly employer program. Curious, I clicked through and read about the checklist … Continue reading Resilience, adaptability, communication, time management, and social skills.
Our third Defence family profile is with Jenn, Kate and their two boys. How did you two meet? Kate: Jenn and I met in Sydney in 1999 through a mutual friend, my housemate and Jenn’s university buddy. We both grew up in Sydney and when we met had management jobs in the corporate sector – Jenn … Continue reading Our ADF Families: Jenn & Kate
Last week we presented our very first webinar on Career Support for ADF Partners. “The idea for the webinar stemmed from efforts to encourage collaboration between various stakeholders in supporting ADF partner career development/employment, facilitated by Amanda McCue who recently undertook a Churchill Fellowship on ADF partner employment. The webinar focused on information about how ADF partners … Continue reading Followup to Career Support Webinar
We are delighted to welcome Defence Bank to our list of employers that support Defence Partner Employment. We’ve asked Defence Bank to tell us a little bit about their organisation. Who is Defence Bank? We are a bank who is member-owned and who re-invests our profits into improving products and services to benefit our members. … Continue reading Defence Partner Friendly Employer
Australian Defence Force Cadets Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Amiens Cadet Corporal Breydon Verryt-Reid, from 612 Squadron (AAFC) in Mount Gambier, South Australia, recently travelled to the north of France to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Amiens and the last 100 Days of World War I. Cadet Corporal Verryt-Reid was one … Continue reading ADF Cadets
Our second Defence family profile is Tegan and Drew (with Leo the parrot and recent addition, Mildred the dog). How did you meet? Tegan: We were both at the same school in Tassie in Year 11. Drew is probably going to hate me for saying this. He did this with his mates for a bit … Continue reading Our ADF Families: Tegan and Drew
PwC was one of the first employers to support our Defence Partner Employment Initiative. Thanks to Kristy who has kindly written for us on how she secured employment with the firm as a result of a networking event held here in Canberra at the beginning of the year while she was located in Perth. I’m … Continue reading Having more confidence in myself