Our Employment program supports:
veterans and their partners gain meaningful work,
supports employers to better understand the benefits of employing a veteran,
works with any agency or organisation that can help us get veterans working, and
connects veterans with suitable employers.
Our Employment Program also supports veterans establish their own business. There are many Veteran Community Owned Businesses in Townsville.
The Oasis Townsville Employment Program is a bespoke placement program that specialises in helping employers in Townsville appreciate the value of employing veterans in order to effectively place veterans in employment that will benefit them and the economic growth of Townsville. Through our connections Australia-wide, we also place veterans into jobs elsewhere in Australia. We are particularly focused on veterans who are looking for work immediately post transition from Service in the ADF. An integral part of the program pays particular attention to veterans determined to work for themselves and start a business. Our service is free, provided by experts in the field of job placement and has an excellent track record. In the spirit of not doing what others can do better for our community, we utilise the efforts of other agencies where their interests in veteran employment and ours align and their service is complementary.
I initially contacted Oasis in February of 2020 to engage them about prospective employment opportunities within Townsville. Very quickly, Paul referred me to Kellie from Redrock Recruiting for potential employment opportunities that were available to me. Although in the end, I secured employment through another avenue, Kellie continually communicated with me, and even gave me personal advice when deciding which employment opportunity to choose as I was given two options. Leaving the military is a big decision, full of unknowns, but knowing that I had not only a recruiting agency behind me, but the full support of the Oasis team in not only job hunting, but also in advocacy services for compensation and general support was definitely a weight off my shoulders.
I found it very easy to apply online, I was then emailed by Paul who helped me get in contact with Michelle to chat with myself about fixing my resume. This was very helpful as there were many things I was unaware of adding to my resume.
One of my friends who was also transitioning out of Defence recommended that I get in touch with The Oasis and tell them about my situation. Within a couple of weeks I had met with one of the advisers (Michelle), who helped me set up a meeting with the Director of The Oasis, David Kippin. He was very friendly and invited me for a tour of Dalle Cort Financial Services to get an insight into the day to day operations. The very day of my separation, The Oasis had me lined up with a job interview. Of which I found out a few weeks later, I was successful.
I was helped through the whole process feeling like I wasn’t alone and able to voice my concerns about sitting a job interview for the first time since joining defence. I was helped prepare of the interview and given ideas as to what questions I may have been asked. I found this very helpful!
Being an intermediary for employers to Defence members was definitely the best aspect in my opinion. I understand it can be easy to become disheartened when job searching. After leaving a workplace where you are constantly surrounded on a day-to-day basis by people who you work with, play sports with, eat with, socialise with, it is quite a jarring to suddenly have all that disappear. With The Oasis, it gave me some piece of mind knowing there is a team helping us along the way to find new employment.