Made up of organisations from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, these employers recognise the benefits of employing Defence People and strive to support their military service.
New Zealand Defence Force
Every hour of everday, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is contributing to the defence, security, and well-being of New Zealand. As a modern, professional miliary, it is the NZDF's goal to maintain well trained, equipped, and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. Therefore we lead, train, and equip our sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen for action in the most demanding environments, so they are ready and able to protect New Zealand's interests.
The NZDF hosts the Defence Employer Support Council (DESC) Secretarait, which provides support and advice to the DESC. NZDF also supports.
Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
MBIE assists us with legislative advice and guidance on employment law, enabling the DESC Secretariat to deliver HR policy advice and information to employers.
Australian Defence Reserves Support Council
Our Australian counterparts work in similar ways to us, and we exchange guidance and advice on how to best support Defence People.