WithYouWithMe Transparency

We started three years ago with one clear mission – helping solve veteran underemployment and unemployment. 

Since then we’ve made a lot of progress and helped thousands of veterans find new careers with purpose. We haven’t always got it right, but the team has always been committed to doing everything we can to achieve the mission.

While the mission will always be ongoing, we think it’s important to share with everyone our journey along the way.

Intro

Open Letter on WithYouWithMe’s veteran employment journey

More than three years ago WithYouWithMe set out on a journey with a simple mission – to solve veteran underemployment.

Our founders were sick of seeing their fellow servicemen and women and close friends suffer post-transition in finding employment in the civilian workforce. 

Since then we’ve made a lot of progress and helped thousands of veterans find new careers with purpose. We haven’t always gotten it right, but I can honestly say I’ve never seen a more passionate group of people committed to solving a mission than my team at WithYouWithMe.

While the mission will always be ongoing, we think it’s important that we’re sharing with all of our users, employers, mentors and the general community about our journey and how our company is progressing. One of our company’s big beliefs is radical transparency, which is why we want to publish this page to be as transparent as possible about the work we’ve done in 2018.

I feel extremely proud every time a veteran signs up to our platform and trusts us with their career. A career plays such an important role in an individual’s life, and for veterans I know personally a job is often more than just a simple career. Entrusting us to help with that is a big deal and not something we take lightly. 

If you want to chat any more about our 2018, or more broadly about what we’ve been working on please reach out to me on LinkedIn, I’d love to answer any questions you might have. 

– Tom Larter, CEO Australia & New Zealand, WithYouWithMe

stats

In 2018 WithYouWithMe helped thousands of ex-defence force members with their transition to civilian life.

Here are some of the ways we were able to assist.

5,007

Veterans joined our program in 2018

441

Veteran receiving new jobs post WYWM’s program

2,010

Veteran completing WYWM Academy training

$1.1m

spent on veteran training by WYWM in 2018

$77,986

average salary of WYWM placement

312 days

Average time prior to transition a veteran joins our program

621

Interview Coaching Sessions in 2018

70%

of the WYWM workforce ex-serving members

3,171

Employer meetings to discuss the benefits of hiring veterans

140,000+

Emails to Veterans

1,561

Resumes submitted to companies

124,524

Calls to veterans from the WYWM staff

5

National Career expos

754

Attendees at our National Career Expos

43%

Number of veterans on the WYWM program still in the military

National Career Expos

WithYouWithMe is committed to finding unique ways to help veterans with employement. One of our innovations is the National Career Expos, where hundreds of veterans are joined by dozens of Australia’s largest companies.

The highlight is the interview stage, where veterans get the opportunity to interview for real roles with companies. Around half of all job ready candidates receive jobs from these expos.

In October 2018 we were asked to host a National Career Expo in conjunction with the Invictus Games. Our event in Sydney saw 300+ military veterans and more than 30 leading Australian employers gather for a day of new career information, networking, inspiration, and opportunity.

employer Partners

But we couldn’t have done it on our own. Thank you to the below employment partners and many more who are committed to hiring veteran talent for their workplaces.