Our team are wrapping up a successful few weeks in London, working alongside AustCyber, Australian British Chamber of Commerce and several emerging and unique Australian cyber security companies including Aiculus; Airlock Digital, Aleron, Covata, CYDARM Technologies, Forticode, Huntsman Security, HyperIntel and Prophecy International, Randtronics and Your Digital File.
The visit was to promote Australian cyber security businesses into the UK, international cyber security collaboration, competency-based skills training and of course – military veteran talent.
Highlights included speaking at Australian British FinTech Cyber Catalyst, visiting Hartham Park, attending the Invictus Fundraising Gala and a reception with the Lord Mayor of London and The Honorable Angus Taylor, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security.
A lot of new opportunities for WYWM Academy students are in the pipeline… watch this space!
Navantia Australia are committed to growing their local workforce and links to the Australian supply chain to best support the growth of a truly Australian shipbuilding industry.
In a new partnership with WithYouWithMe, Navantia Australia is supporting veteran employment with 22 initial open job opportunities for ex-service members across Sydney and Adelaide.
In addition, the team will be joining us at the National Veteran Career Expo in Sydney June 8th as a Platinum Sponsor.
With a clear mission to serve national security, it makes sense that ex-defence members would be aligned to the values of Navantia Australia and we look forward to seeing veterans on our program join their team.
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What we are seeing at WithYouWithMe is a growing demand by the mining and resources sector across Australia for veterans with technical trades. This sentiment was reinforced during the MSS career information night this week, as the team presented to a packed room of Perth-based technical tradies.
Dean Irvine [the Lead Recruiter for MSS] spoke of the value of veterans in roles such as:
- Technical Document Writing
- Maintenance Planning/Scheduling
- Reliability Engineering
- Asset Management
“It is obvious to me that veterans have incredible skills and talents, they just need to learn to identify their value and then sell themselves.”
– Dean Irvine, MSS
The veterans that attended the event walked away feeling secure in the knowledge that industry recognised their military training and more confident to pursue careers in the mining and resource sector.
“This was an absolutely positive experience, I learnt that veteran technicians have a lot of highly desired skills and training within the resource and mining sector and it has broadened my mind to different careers.”
– Phil Bleach, Aviation Technician
“It was a very informative night and highlighted a number of different pathways for veterans with a technical trade that I had not previously considered.”
– Daniel Willoughby, Marine Technician
“I have really struggled to find the right career to pursue post defence and this type of information is what I needed to help me move forward. I am now seriously considering a career in the mining sector as a maintenance planner or reliability technician.”
– John O’Shea, Marine Technician
If you’re a veteran with a technical trade who is looking for a new career then get in touch with Thomas Mynott firstname.lastname@example.org or signup to our free program.
An ‘Assessment Centre’ is a small mini-career-expo of sorts. We run them for individual employers who have multiple open roles for veterans. It gives potential candidates the chance to meet the team and get a feel for the culture in a more casual setting, plus learn about career pathway options with top performing Australian-based companies.
Usually they involve office tours, presentations and sometime beer and pizza. We often also run speed interview sessions for pre-matched candidates, enabling veterans to face-to-face with hiring managers and sell their skills.
Stryker Veteran Assessment Centre
Earlier in the month veterans on our Skilled Labour Pathway in Perth attended Tasman Rope Access, with a number being quickly employed by the company. We also took a group of veterans to Stryker in Sydney, to showcase both entry-level and executive-level logistics and warehousing roles and give candidates the chance to go behind-the-scenes at the company that has been voted #1 place to work in Australia!
Glad Group Veteran Assessment Centre
Last week veterans on our Facilities Management Pathway attended Glad Group in Sydney CBD – more details on hires from that event to come. Plus another small group from our Sales Pathway attended Charterhouse in Sydney to learn about careers in recruitment and why the military mindset is a great match for this line of work.
Charterhouse Veteran Assessment Centre
Keep an eye on our weekly email and social media pages to learn about upcoming Assessment Centres. For your diary: Amazon Web Services in Sydney, May 3rd, more details to come.
WithYouWithMe has launched a partnership with Splunk and BAE Systems. As part of the Splunk For Good Program, veterans can now access free Splunk training through the WithYouWithMe Academy as part of the Cyber Career Pathway. This partnership will enhance WithYouWithMe’s Cyber Career Pathway to develop combat and intelligence military members into cyber professionals in order to fill this critical skills gap in Australia.
BAE Systems is Australia’s most versatile defence and security company. They offer total capability in vital areas such as through-life support, security, logistics and systems integration. BAE continues to support the training and hiring of successful veterans through our ongoing partnership. Learn more about BAE here.
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