Support for You
Support for Service Leavers
As a Service Leaver you have access to various channels of support. This can include DESC, Veterans Affairs NZ, and Local RSA community groups. DESC can help with employment related issues, primarily by acting a a conduit of information and supporting you with your employment.
The transition section offers advice on how to convey your military skills in a civilian environment and also gives you tips on how to get the most out of interviews.
The benefits section under For Employers also outlines the seven core benefits that you as a Defence Person bring to an employer.
Use these resources to inform your employer about your service and how to engage in good faith if an issue does arise. If an issue arises with your employer that is related to your Defence service make sure to contact DESC so that we can identify options for you.