AmCham Members Make 2020 Remembrance Day Commitment to:
'Give a Vet a Go'


This Remembrance Day, dozens of AmCham Australia members have pledged to ‘Give a Vet a Go ’. This initiative is aimed at increasing veteran employment within the civilian workforce. 

Former Australian Defence Force personnel bring a number of advantages to the private sector, including: world-class training, special skills, and in-demand qualifications. Many of these skills are highly transferrable including leadership, risk management, communication, problem solving and critical thinking. 

The ‘Give a Vet a Go’ Pledge encourages all hiring organisations to consider the diverse capabilities and applicable experiences veterans can can bring.

If you would like to confirm your support or if you have any questions, please contact Government Relations Manager Amie O'Mahony directly at amieomahony@amcham.com.au.

'Give a Vet A Go' Pledge

In making this Pledge, members agree to support veteran employment through:

  • Showcasing the current veteran talent already employed within their organisations;
  • Welcoming veteran applicants for open positions in their companies, and encouraging those in related industries to do the same;
  • Growing the number of veteran hires within their organisation;
  • Committing to review the applications of qualified veteran applicants for open positions and having a recruitment process in place where veteran applicant skills and service experience are understood and valued;
  • Supporting unsuccessful veteran applicants with the opportunity to seek actionable feedback to improve future employment prospects; and
  • Where possible, identifying mentors, educators, and veteran alumni for new veteran hires to network, skill up and accelerate their success.

On 10 November 2020, AmCham made an announcement recognising all members who pledged to Give a Vet a Go. Select this link to view the Press Release.