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3 Reasons Why You Should Employ a Defence Reservist

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists provide a significant contribution to the security and welfare of the nation, assisting the community during natural disasters and serving in various overseas operations. Defence Reserve Training provides organisations with highly skilled employees, gaining formal qualifications in areas including leadership, management and teamwork skills. Information for employers and employees can be found on the Defence Reserves Support website -

Why would you as an employer want a Defence Reservist as part of your organisation?

Gill Rees, executive general manager of HR at Bankwest outlined in an article on HCA Mag why he believes reservists are a value to his company.

3 key factors to military success include: 3 Reasons to Employ Defence Reserves

  1. Good Planning
  2. Great Teamwork
  3. Responsibility

When considering a new candidate, how important are the above 3 attributes to your organisation?

Rees points out that when considering a new candidate for a position, a Defence Reservist provides an indication of what they will be like in the workplace. Based on their ability to plan ahead, work within a team structure and assume responsibility, Rees says Defence reservists fit very comfortably into Bankwest’s corporate culture.

On Tuesday 11 March, 2014 at 11:00am, Ballarat employers are invited to a FREE talk and tour of Ranger Barracks, 1806-1812 Sturt St Ballarat. Map:

Learn how your business can benefit from the ADF Employer Engagement Programmes including The Supportive Employer Scheme. You don't have to employ a Reservist to become a Supportive Employer. Learn More

The talk and tour includes light refreshments - Register for this free event here:


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