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March 03, 2021

Pioneering RSL Employment Program secures more than 400 jobs for veterans

An RSL initiative that takes a holistic approach to veteran employment rolls out across Australia this month, following outstanding success in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

The industry-leading RSL Employment Program not only helps veterans but offers an array of supporting services such as financial counselling, employment for partners and mental health support to empower veterans to remain in work.

RSL Queensland General Manager Veteran Services, Rob Skoda, said the program, based on a ground-breaking program piloted in Townsville, Queensland in 2017, has just launched in New South Wales and the Northern Territory, with Tasmania to follow in mid-March.

“Every year, around 5500 defence personnel leave the military for various reasons and unfortunately, a proportion of veterans struggle to find and maintain work,” he said.

“The RSL Employment Program is designed to provide holistic and comprehensive support that address the unique challenges faced when transitioning from a defence career into a civilian workforce.

“The program’s approach has seen incredible success in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, with 400 veterans so far securing jobs, plus a 150 per cent growth in enquiries and a remarkable 15 per cent growth in job placement in 2020, during a COVID-disrupted year,” Mr Skoda continued.

The roll out of the RSL’s Employment Program across the country has been made possible through a $6 million grant from the Australian Government, through the Enhanced Employment Support for Veterans grants program.

RSL New South Wales partner charity, RSL LifeCare will deliver the program in New South Wales. RSL LifeCare General Manager Veteran Services, Nicki Young, said former Defence personnel have a wealth of skills and experience that benefit civilian businesses, from technical and trade qualifications to corporate leadership.

“When employers hire a veteran, they are hiring a committed employee who embodies team spirit, has a strong work ethic and is both an effective leader and team member” Ms Young said.

Employers already on board with the program include:

  • Australia Post
  • Ergon Energy/Energex
  • Suncorp
  • Wodonga TAFE
  • Boeing
  • BAE Systems
  • Brisbane Motorways Services.

Veterans, their partners and employers can learn more about the RSL Employment Program at rslemployment.com.au.

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