AmCham Members Pledge to:
'Give a Vet a Go'

Each year, approximately 5,500 people leave the Australian Defence Force. Former Australian Defence Force personnel bring a number of advantages to the private sector, including: world-class training, special skills, and in-demand qualifications. Many of these skills are highly transferrable including leadership, risk management, communication, problem solving and critical thinking. 

In 2020, with the support of then Minister for Veterans’ Affairs the Hon Darren Chester MP and the RSL, AmCham launched the Give a Vet a Go initiative aimed at increasing veteran employment within the civilian workforce. Dozens of members, highlighted below, signed up from a broad cross section of industries to support this important cause. 

The ‘Give a Vet a Go’ Pledge encourages all hiring organisations to consider the diverse capabilities and applicable experiences veterans can bring.

If you would like to confirm your support or if you have any questions, please contact our General Manager Government Relations Amie O'Mahony directly at [email protected].

'Give a Vet A Go' Pledge

In making this Pledge, members agree to support veteran employment through:

  • Showcasing the current veteran talent already employed within their organisations;
  • Welcoming veteran applicants for open positions in their companies, and encouraging those in related industries to do the same;
  • Growing the number of veteran hires within their organisation;
  • Committing to review the applications of qualified veteran applicants for open positions and having a recruitment process in place where veteran applicant skills and service experience are understood and valued;
  • Supporting unsuccessful veteran applicants with the opportunity to seek actionable feedback to improve future employment prospects; and
  • Where possible, identifying mentors, educators, and veteran alumni for new veteran hires to network, skill up and accelerate their success.

On or around 11 November 2021, AmCham will make an announcement recognising all members who pledged to Give a Vet a Go.