ADF Defence career transition to civilian employment

Are you leaving the ADF? Whether you’re with the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force, we can help you find a civilian job. Glide Outplacement supports Australian Defence Force members move from a military career to civilian employment, and assists partners on postings to secure employment. We provide free ADF Defence career transition management coaching programs and CV coaching services (CMTC) through the Career Transition Assistance Scheme (CTAS).

If you’re planning to leave the ADF and are looking for career transition support, then call us on 07 3162 2976. With a head office in Brisbane, we have consultants across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and regional locations.

Glide Outplacement’s experienced defence career transition consultants work with members of the Australian Defence community who are considering moving on from the military to take up a civilian role. Contact our defence transition team for a free, no obligation initial consultation or to request an ADF-ready quote.

Guiding you through a range of post-military options

Looking for a new job can be a tough challenge. For ADF members leaving their familiar military environment, the stress is compounded by the need to adjust to a new lifestyle and a steep learning curve in relation to civilian work.

If you are uncertain about your future direction, we can guide you towards a rewarding civilian career. That could be a permanent, temporary or contract position in the public or private sector, consulting or starting your own business. We will help you achieve better employment outcomes than you would normally secure through your own resources. 

Take advantage of your Defence experience

Service personnel are highly valued by employers as they have a wealth of skills and experience to offer. But sometimes it can be difficult to translate those abilities and achievements into ‘civilian speak’ terminology a potential employer can understand.

Like any job seeker you need to showcase your relevance and value to an organisation. We can help you to determine what civilian employers are looking for and how your experience meets their needs. We also provide you with strategies and practical tools to market your background and skills to them, increasing your chances of achieving a fulfilling role outside of the military in the commercial or government sector.

Choose what’s right for you

Our military transition services include:

  • Assistance with developing an interviewing-winning resume and cover letter.
  • Advice on new career directions.
  • Information on the latest job search tools and strategies.
  • Networking.
  • Interview coaching and much more.

We also support spouses, offering assistance in writing resumes and advising on job search and career strategies to overcome the challenges of regular job change. Financial assistance may be available via the ADF.


Career transition management coaching

Signpost for defence career transition management coaching
A one-to-one program tailored to your requirements. Key areas include career direction, assessment, job search tools, leads and contacts.

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CV coaching

Defence to civilian CV coaching
Work with a professional resume writer to capture your skills and achievements. Demonstrate how these are transferable to the civilian workforce.

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 Specialist defence career transition team

If you have been out of the job market for many years, you may be unsure of your value to an employer in terms of wages and other benefits. Our consultants have a wealth of knowledge and experience to advise you of employment opportunities outside the ADF. They can guide you in finding the right role and employment package.

Glide Outplacement is a preferred provider of career transition services to the Australian Defence community. Our team includes Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) accredited practitioners. They are all experienced Defence career transition consultants, highly skilled at identifying and interpreting transferable military skills into a civilian environment. They also understand that leaving the ADF is a major change (both in times of employment, culture and lifestyle), and can help make this a rewarding and successful transition. In addition, they are experts in the civilian job market with up-to-date knowledge of local employment trends and employers who are recruiting.