Land Forces 24 728x90 WEB 240202 01BAE Systems Australia has launched VetNet Australia to offer veterans employed by the company with an expanded range of services and support. Veterans are highly valued in the defence industry with many transferable skills including leadership, problem solving, critical thinking and planning. Veterans comprise around 12 percent of BAE Systems Australia’s workforce. That’s more than 700 veterans currently working across BAE Systems’ Australian operations and the Company is actively recruiting more ex-service personnel to help deliver on its commitments to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

VetNet Australia enables these colleagues to access organisations and companies with specialist skills and services including:

  • Defence Bank – one of Australia’s larger member-owned banks, serving ADF members and the broader community;
  • Aimpoint RPL – offering tailored Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and training services to help veterans upskill and be recognised for prior learning;
  • APOD – a retail shopping discount program offered to veterans;
  • Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA) – offers a veteran mentoring program to ensure a smooth and targeted career transition, backed by world leading research and academics;
  • These partners join a list of organisations already working with BAE Systems to support the Company’s veteran community including Right Management, Soldier On, WithYouWithMe, and Legacy Australia.

BAE Systems Australia VetNet Steering Committee Chair, Jeremy Satchell, said: “VetNet Australia is an evolution of the work we have implemented globally to ensure BAE Systems is an employer of choice for veterans. Our ambition with VetNet Australia is to ensure our business is a familiar, safe and enjoyable place where colleagues can fulfil their career ambitions after completing service to the nation.”


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