Local organisations who employ and support members of the veteran community, or veterans making a significant contribution to their workplace, are being encouraged to nominate for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said, the Awards were an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate veterans, and the organisations from across Australia who employ former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families.
Over 5,500 people leave the ADF every year, and the Government’s aim is to ensure each person is able to transition into civilian life effectively and find meaningful employment.
Members of the ADF gain an extensive range of skills, abilities, behaviours and attributes that make them valuable additions to the civilian workplace.
“We live in challenging times and Australian businesses are doing it tough, but in the face of this adversity I have been so pleased to hear stories from organisations who are adapting and thinking innovatively, and embracing the skills and experience of veterans to succeed,” Mr Tehan said.
The Awards are part of the broader Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program, which is aimed at supporting veterans’ employment and building an understanding in the greater community of the valuable skills ADF personnel possess.
Nominations for the Awards are now open online. For further information and to nominate visit the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program website. Nominations close on 20 November 2020, with winners to be announced in 2021.
Nomination categories for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards:
• Veteran Employee of the Year
• Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year
• Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Small
• Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Medium
• Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large
• Public Sector Excellence in Supporting Veteran Employment
• Excellence in Supporting Veteran Employment
• Excellence in Supporting Partner Employment