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5 July 2022

Looking for alternate sourcing opportunities to fill vacant roles within the InfraBuild recycling team has led to a partnership with the not-for-profit Soldier On organisation.

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

“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 Gold Pledge partner of the Soldier On Pathways Program.

“We signed a pledge with Soldier On 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.

Soldier On has a dedicated Pathways Officer who liaises directly with InfraBuild’s recycling team on vacancies in the business. Soldier On will then post on their notice boards and put forward potential suitable candidates. InfraBuild’s recycling team has also participated in two networking events in Newcastle over the last 2 years 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 InfraBuild’s recycling team 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’s recycling team and the InfraBuild business as a whole” she said.

Soldier On is a not-for-profit veteran support organisation delivering a range of early intervention services to veterans and their families, including health and wellbeing, employment support, learning and education programs, participation, and social connection.

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