Rheinmetall Defence Australia is committed to creating opportunities for veterans to establish themselves professionally in a career that gives them a sense of purpose and meaning after completing their career within the defence force.
Recognising the unique skills and attributes veterans can bring, Rheinmetall has established a Veterans Engagement Program that provides support and training to veteran’s transitioning from the armed forces into a civilian workforce.
In addition, Rheinmetall aims to help educate industry on the value other organisations can gain by employing ex defence personnel and recognizing the depth and breadth of the professional expertise veterans can bring.
Rheinmetall’s fundamental objective is to have a workforce that culminates in a diversity of skills, capability and experience to enable us to deliver world-class products, services and outcomes for our customers.
Rheinmetall’s Veterans Program initiative has three distinct categories:
- Veterans engagement: Attraction, consideration and selection of veterans into paid employment
- Veterans On-Job-Training: Provision of on-the-job training to ready defence personnel to transition from defence into commercial enterprise to work with Rheinmetall or our industry partners and suppliers
- Veterans Volunteer Program: Providing veterans who are injured, ill or wounded with opportunities to share their knowledge and expertise with Rheinmetall and industry partners on a volunteer (or part-paid) basis through a structured volunteer program.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia won the Prime Minister’s Veterans Employment Awards for Veterans Employer of the Year (Large) in 2020. See the video here.