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ADF recruitment contract extended

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Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester has announced a two-year extension to the recruitment services contract with ManpowerGroup. 

The Australian Defence Force’s relationship with ManpowerGroup began in 2003 with the formation of the Defence Force Recruiting public-private collaboration – the first of its kind in the defence industry.

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Minister Chester said ManpowerGroup would continue to manage one of the largest and most complex recruitment process outsourcing programs in the world until late 2022.

"Australia has a world-class defence force that all Australians can be proud of and anyone who is looking for a challenge, enjoys working a part of team with access to the best training the world has to offer, should consider a career in the ADF," Minister Chester said. 

Defence Force Recruiting is managed from its headquarters in Canberra and has a candidate relationship management centre and 16 recruiting centres across Australia. More than 40,000 candidates are processed annually to fill vacancies in the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force.

Director of recruiting services Glenn McPhee said ManpowerGroup was proud to deliver a unique and high performing solution for the ADF.

"Over the past six years, ManpowerGroup has worked closely with Defence to evolve the nature of the Defence Force Recruiting model and helped achieve some best practice outcomes for Australians from diverse backgrounds, as well as strengthen overall fill rates," McPhee said.

"Our Defence Force Recruiting team is very proud to work alongside the men and women of the ADF and is passionate about achieving high standards for our client."

The recruiting services contract covers the entire recruiting process – including marketing, recruiting operations, medical and psychological assessments, and the co-ordination of selection boards and employment offers.

More information on Defence Force Recruiting is available here

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