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Connecting leading organisations with former defence personnel

Veterans Employment and Training Services

Empowering you to provide career opportunities, pathways and training for Ex-Defence personnel and their families

Who We Are

Our specialist Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) provides meaningful career opportunities and pathways for ex-Defence personnel and their families.

VETS connects employers with highly skilled and qualified candidates who are job-ready.

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  • Specialist Recruitment
  • Temp and permanent technical, professional and executive recruitment
  • Temp and permanent trades and skilled labour recruitment
  • Ex -Defence Personnel and spousal placement
  • Training and career pathways programs
  • Contract Recruitment
  • Executive Search
  • HR and IR support

Specialist Industries

  • ICT and STEM
  • Professional Services
  • Executive & Management
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Rail and Infrastructure
  • Not for Profit
  • Banking
  • Telecommunications & Technology
  • Health

Why employ a veteran?

Veterans come from diverse backgrounds and bring sought-after qualifications, skills, experience and an ability to work collaboratively under pressure.

With more than 200 different roles across the ADF, veterans bring specialist qualifications and technical expertise in diverse fields including healthcare, trades, engineering, project management and logistics, information management, communications, security and many more.

Why employ a Defence family member?

 The families of Defence personnel, often come with unique and highly-valuable skills and characteristics including resilience, agility, loyalty and strong values. 

With the changing living and working environments faced by many defence families, the partners and children of defence personnel often find it difficult to find employment due to their travel requirements. For this reason, partners and families of defence personnel face similar challenges securing long-term employment as those that served.

In an increasingly competitive labour market, access to experienced and highly skilled candidates is a competitive advantage.

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Together with our customers, we successfully employ tens of thousands of people each year, keeping them safe, providing an income, developing their skills, supporting the communities in which we operate and creating pathways and a future workforce through our apprentice and trainee programs.

We support customers beyond just placing employees. We ensure our candidates and employees maintain the highest safety standards, take pride in their work and proactively contribute to any team

  • Personalised service
  • Culture and skills matching
  • 90-day replacement guarantee

We are proud to be a signatory to the Veteran’s employment commitment and a Gold Pledge partner of Soldier On. We recognise the skills and experience veterans bring to the workforce and actively support employment opportunities for veterans and their families.


All Australians are welcomed to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF), regardless of gender, ethnic origin or cultural background.

Post our veteran candidate careers in the ADF, PERSOLKELLY’s recruitment and development procedures are designed to identify and nurture potential. We seek out the very best people for each role based on natural ability, education and aptitude, and invest in their professional development, whatever their background and gender.

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We provide and manage the acquisition of further qualifications and certification prior to discharge, which is key to a seamless transition and ensuring any skills gaps for certain vocations is are mitigated prior to discharge from Defence.

Access to candidates

Our Veteran Talent solutions source candidates from the following:

  • Direct channels into Defence
  • Unit or corps ran events
  • Veteran candidate referrals
  • Social media
  • Veteran career roadshows
  • Training the veteran community
  • Veteran welfare organisations
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