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Partnering With Soldier On

25 May 2021

Pictured L-R: Cameron Duncan, Gordon Matthews, Karen Gallacher (Soldier On), Kate Murphy and Deidre Simpson (Soldier On)

Looking for alternate sourcing opportunities to fill vacant roles within the InfraBuild Recycling business has led to a partnership with the not for profit Solider On organisation.

“We’ve found that people with defence backgrounds generally fit well within Recycling, particularly from a cultural and safety perspective,” HR Lead Business partner for Recycling, Danielle Cameron explained.

“In 2020 we reached out to Soldier On to get an understanding of their Pathways Program as we were looking for alternate sourcing opportunities across our business nationally.”

That initial contact has since seen InfraBuild Recycling become a Silver Pledge partner of the Solider On Pathways Program.

“We signed a pledge with Soldier On in September 2020 to show our commitment to provide veteran-supportive recruitment, training and workplace culture and demonstrate our commitment to provide employment opportunities for veterans and their families,” Danielle said.

InfraBuild Recycling has a dedicated Pathways Officer who liaises directly with Recycling on vacancies in the business. Soldier On will then post vacancies on their notice boards and put forward potential suitable candidates.

InfraBuild Recycling has also recently taken part in a networking event in Newcastle as part of their Soldier On partnership. Networking events are held nationally, and InfraBuild Recycling has committed to taking part wherever possible.

Speaking about the event in Newcastle, Danielle said it gave Recycling the opportunity to connect with potential candidates, while networking with the Soldier On team and other businesses from within the community.

“It’s important to represent InfraBuild in the community and to ensure we educate people about InfraBuild Recycling and the InfraBuild business as a whole” she said.

The Soldier On organisation was established in 2012. A not-for-profit veteran support organisation, it delivers a range of early intervention services to veterans and their families in several locations around Australia.

By providing a holistic model of support, Soldier On focuses on health and wellbeing, employment support, learning and education programs, participation and social connection.

As a not-for-profit organisation which aims to help veterans and their families secure long term meaningful employment, Soldier On is a program InfraBuild Recycling is proud to support.

Visit the Soldier On website to find out more.

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