- Inaugural awards' six categories will recognise contribution to veterans' employment
- Nominations close on December 22, 2017
Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley has urged eligible individuals and organisations to nominate for the Prime Minister's inaugural Veterans' Employment Awards.
The awards demonstrate the importance government places on raising the awareness of public and private sector employers of the value and unique experience of our veterans and recognise those employers who support this valuable human resource.
The six main categories of awards are:
- Leadership in Recruitment of Veterans;
- Veterans' Employer of the Year - Large Business;
- Veterans' Employer of the Year - Small to Medium Sized Business;
- Veterans' Employer of the Year - Public Sector Organisation;
- Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment; and
- Veteran Employee of the Year
Two other awards to be presented are not open for nominations.
The Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation to Veterans' Employment will recognise the standout winner from the categories listed under organisations; and the Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Veterans' Employment will be selected from a list compiled from suggestions invited directly from the Government, business and veteran communities.
For more information on the awards and to nominate an individual or organisation, visit https://veteransemployment.gov.au/awards
Comments attributed to Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley:
"I know from first-hand experience that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) invests heavily in training and developing the professional and personal capabilities of its servicemen and women. Members of the ADF have a broad range of skills and experience.
"Their skill-sets, including proven leadership and problem solving skills transfer readily to civilian working life where they are in strong demand from employers.
"Australian businesses of all sizes, and across all industries, have prime opportunities to employ skilled and capable individuals when they separate from the ADF - and many take advantage of these opportunities to the benefit of all involved.
"Through the Prime Minister's Awards, we as a community can formally recognise and acknowledge the support of employers for veteran servicemen and women when they make that all-important transition to civilian life.
"I strongly urge all eligible employers, both individuals and organisations, to throw their hat into the ring and nominate for an award in the category that is most suitable for them.
"It's a great way to have your contribution to our veterans recognised at a national level."
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