Job hunting every couple of years because your ADF partner has been posted to a new location is hard enough, without discovering after you have been offered a new job that it’s going to cost you money to take it after you add up all of the childcare fees, transport costs and dry cleaning for … Continue reading Know your worth as an employee – Part 1
There has been a lot happening in the last few months behind the scenes to address the issue of employment for our Defence partners so we thought it was time for an update. Defence acknowledges that this issue is important and needs to be looked at from a big-picture perspective, with a long term program … Continue reading Update on ADF Partner Employment
We spoke recently with Michelle Wood, ex serving member and current ADF partner about her experience with the Prince’s Trust, an organisation that is supporting veterans and ADF partners of current serving members through workshops for small businesses. The Prince’s Trust welcome attendees at all stages in their business journey. Their discovery workshops are designed … Continue reading From Weapons Instructing to Knitting Queen and B’n’B Entrepreneur
Meet Julie Julie Hall is a Bank Manager at our Brookside branch in Queensland and started working with Westpac in 2009. Julie’s husband served in the RAAF and she is a proud Supporter of Military Families. Describe your current role at Westpac and previous roles. I started my Westpac journey in 2009 as Local Business … Continue reading Westpac – A Defence Partner Friendly Employer
Early Childhood Teachers – Cairns, QLD! Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider. As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and … Continue reading Early Childhood Teachers
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.
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