EDit (Ex-Defence integration team) is a Veteran-Owned, Australian Not-For-Profit entity, providing employment, transition and integration solutions for ex-Defence members and families as part of a Veterans’ Employment Program.
Defence do a great job at preparing people to defend and protect our country, however little is done to help them prepare to reintegrate back into civilian life.
The vision EDit set out to achieve is to see more ex-Defence members in quality employment and to break down the workplace cultural barriers to the commercial world, through quality transition, industry training and also in educating organisations on how best to integrate a military person into a non-military workplace.
EDit trains individuals to complete, win and maintain rewarding employment that reflects their true market value. Having seen the positive benefits of how meaningful employment helps both psychologically and socially, and also seen the opposite of what long-term unemployment can do, our tailored course and support services have been refined over the past 13 years to fill the gap.
The EDit goals are to:
- reduce the number of unemployed ex-Defence members and their partners
- increase the commercial awareness of the benefits of hiring ex-Defence members
- assist in reducing the suicide rate of ex-Defence members
The 4 Critical Steps to Employment Success
Changing jobs after your Defence career shouldn’t be too hard, right? Why then do many people struggle to find employment, or take a low paying job just to pay the bills? It doesn’t have to be this way.
Take advantage of lessons the EDit team have learned, through our own Defence transition journeys into the Public and Commercial sectors. Use our post-Defence commercial employment experiences as Business owners, Managers, HR Managers, Recruiters and Contractors to help you achieve transition success.
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Who can access the EDit Group services?
Any serving or ex-Defence member seeking employment. How?
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Any organisation wishing to hire ex-Defence members. How?
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The numbers on the right represent facts that are not widely known when Defence members transition to a civilian career.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it also takes 3 months on average to change jobs once you start sending your CV/Resume to employers.
- Job Applications NOT Read by Employers 80%
- Employers Choose Cultural Fit over Qualifications 67%
- Change jobs again 12 months after leaving Defence 85%
- Our Customer Satisfaction Rating 97%
Our main point is that it takes longer than we all think to secure a new job and it is also more competitive than when we looked for a job last time. the sad fact is that most ex-Defence members end up in a job that represents far less than their true market value. But its also not all about the job. There is the integration into a new workplace – while you know it will be different to the Defence life, when you are confronted by civilians who rub you up the wrong way, because of how they operate, how you deal with it has a huge bearing on your contentment in this next important phase of your life. There are ways of making it easier, if you follow the guidance throughout this website.
You may need assistance in having your military experiences de-militarised and written so a civilian employer can see your commercial value. You may need help in knowing how to justify a higher starting salary. Maybe you can’t find where you fit in the workplace, but you know you can do many things.
The EDit assistance was outstanding and greatly assisted me in securing an Off-shore job in the Oil and Gas Industry.Dave Piercy
Thanks to the support EDit gave me to write my CV and in interview training, now I love the IT Manager’s job I’m in.Jeff Manaley
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