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Tackling Gender Diversity in Defence

By Kinexus on 14 September 2017
In 2015, The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) launched a joint initiative of Defence Industry leaders to come together with a collective goal – to grow and enhance capability. Our first program is the female mentoring program designed to connect junior female engineers with senior figures within defence in the form of a formal one-to-one mentoring program.
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Why employers want to hire ex-defence staff

By Kinexus on 24 August 2017
Candidates leaving the forces often think they need to start at the bottom because their experience doesn’t fit what employers require within commercial industry. The job descriptions are too different and the selection criteria is foreign and confusing. Sound familiar? If you have experienced this, you are not alone. But you are also wrong.
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Five reasons to work in Defence Industry

By Kinexus on 17 August 2017
If you have ever considered a career in Defence Industry, now is the ideal time to take the plunge. Defence Industry is currently starting its largest evolution since the Second World War. Recent initiatives outlined in the 2016 Defence White Paper all aim to make the industry more sustainable, innovative and technologically advanced. The people employed in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australian Public Service (APS) and industry organisation’s that collaborate with the Commonwealth are going to be increasingly vital to the delivery of projects aimed at fulfilling the countries best interests. In order to do this, the industry will need to grow now and in coming years, opening up opportunities in all levels of employment.
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Staying Connected with Defence after Leaving the Forces

By Kinexus on 6 July 2017
Keeping connected with defence and up-to-date with Defence Industry on a regular and ongoing basis will be important if you see your long-term career being in or around defence projects. You might be having a career break, leaving uniform, trying out another industry for a while or even considering working in Defence Industry for the first time. However, with the expansion of defence and Defence Industry in the coming years, along with changing technology, it would be advisable to keep up-to-date with trends, new skill set requirements and project news to make the transition back, or in, to the defence game more successful. Some ideas on how to stay connected and-up-to-date on defence news are as follows:
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Our Defence Industry Workforce Survey Results

By Kinexus on 29 June 2017
Whether you’re a job seeker, or a hiring manager, having insights into the expectations and characteristics of the talent pool can help you make better decisions. Since 2005, Kinexus has been surveying the Defence Sector workforce to gain insights on the composition and expectations of the workforce. This survey represents data collected in December 2016.
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