We have gathered statements from our sponsors to discuss their connections to the defence industry and why they believe that the under 30 demographic is so integral to the workforce and should be celebrated accordingly.
Headline Sponsor – Babcock
“Babcock is thrilled to be sponsoring ADM’s inaugural 30 under 30 awards to acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable young achievers in the defence industry.
ADM’s awards platform allows the industry to celebrate the achievements of defence professionals and those who go above and beyond for their organisation and our customers.
Babcock remains committed to fostering and developing the nation’s critical sovereign workforce to ensure Australia is equipped to deliver the biggest and most ambitious Defence agenda in our history. Now more than ever, what we do matters: creating a safe and secure world, together.
Babcock is proud to invest in the future of our defence industry and we’re committed to continuing to support excellence, innovation and success now, and in the future.”
Gold Sponsor – Coras
“Coras is a veteran-founded Australian consultancy delivering professional services across Defence and National Security. “Thinking New” isn’t just our tagline – it’s our philosophy. Fusing creative thinking with passion and empathy, our fearless tribe of consultants listen deeper, search further, and work harder to deliver awesome results to our clients across business advisory, asset and project management, engineering, strategic procurement, and governance & assurance.
Our diverse workforce provides a multitude of perspectives and experiences, enabling us to solve complex problems and drive superior outcomes for our clients. By hiring individuals across a wide age demographic, we believe we balance the ideals and determination of highly educated digital natives with the lived experience that older generations bring.
Coras is extremely proud of the impact that our younger team members have had in the Defence Industry, and delighted to sponsor an awards program that recognises their contributions to our country.”
Bronze Sponsor – Toll
“Toll understands the modern challenges that Defence currently face regarding recruitment and being a career destination of choice. Recognising that various industries encounter similar difficulties in a fiercely competitive talent market, Toll welcomes the opportunity to showcase the rewarding career prospects within Australia’s Defence sector.
With the crucial need for growth in the Defence workforce, Toll acknowledges that the under 30 demographic represents a vital source of this expansion. Toll wanted to get on the front foot to celebrate and acknowledge the abundance of young talent across Defence industry in Australia and the new 30 under 30 Awards was the ideal platform to help do that.
As a prominent member of the Defence network, Toll aims to actively engage in discussions that inspire future generations to pursue excellence in Defence-related professions. By supporting the awards, Toll seeks to empower and celebrate emerging leaders, to establish connections and foster a network of like-minded individuals within the Defence sector.
Driven by a commitment to fostering innovation, diversity, and excellence within the next generation of leaders, Toll is very proud to be sponsors of the inaugural 30 under 30 Awards, and excited that nominations are now open!”
Bronze Sponsor – Viasat
“Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything can be connected. We are proud to sponsor the 2023 Australian Defence Magazine 30 Under 30 Awards.
For more than 30 years, Viasat innovations have helped shape how the ADF and partner militaries around the world communicate. Our integrated defence satellite communications, tactical networking and cybersecurity solutions provide a uniquely holistic approach that delivers inherent performance advantages. We offer a range of multi-band, flexible SATCOM terminals and EW-resistant networks that help Defence achieve resilient, end-to-end communications across domains and missions.
We recognise the importance of the under 30 demographic to the Defence workforce because our business needs – and those of our Defence customers – continually evolve. We typically look for revolutionary thinkers, disrupters, and go-getters; the under 30 workforce is critical in this respect.
We surround our veterans (over 23% of our global workforce), engineers, technologists, and support staff with a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, agile defence technology development, and non-traditional business models to empower them to push the limits of innovation.”
Entries close at 4pm on Friday 29 September, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to recognise the rising stars of the defence industry.
Entrants must be under the age of 30 at the time of entry and entries can be made under the categories of communications/marketing, engineering, legal/contracting, operations, human resources/recruiting, project management, technical trade/manufacturing, and team leadership.
Feel free to check out the latest ADM Podcast episode for more information about this program, including some thoughts from the 30 under 30 sponsors, as well as from previous ADM Women in Defence Awards Rising Star winners.
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