BGIS, Downer and Ventia Host Hackathon To Increase Employment Opportunities For The ADF
Increased knowledge of ADF Family Employment practices across Australia
Net Promoter Score
Increased confidence in the Industry Partners as leaders of ADF Family Employment
The panels were amazing. Real Problems with real life solutions.! – Participant
BGIS is a technology enabled, technically-led global integrated facilities management provider focused on providing disruptive business solutions for our clients, through a culture of caring, innovation and high-performance.
Downer Group is an integrated services company active in Australia and New Zealand. Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.
Ventia is one of the largest essential infrastructure services providers in Australia and New Zealand. Ventia operates across a broad range of industry segments, including defence, social infrastructure, water, electricity and gas, environmental services resources, telecommunications and transport.
Industry: Building services/Facility management
Through conversations with BGIS, Downer and Venti, we’ve discovered that these Companies have the following priorities for the Australian Defense Force (ADF):
Finding initiatives to fulfill ADF’s employment opportunities
Increase engagement between contractors and ADF
Education and advocacy on employment options at ADF
Solution | Defense Employment Hackathon
We partnered with the three companies to create the ADF Employment Hackathon. Cross-industry teams collaborated to develop, support, and promote ongoing employment opportunities for ADF and their families as they relocate throughout the ADF estate.
The core challenge statement for the 1-day hackathon was "How can we develop, support and promote ongoing employment opportunities for ADF and their families as they relocate throughout the ADF estate". Participants created solutions around personas including defence spouses, working children of defence households, and recruiters.
According to participants, highlights from the hackathon include working on a real-world problem (84%) and the networking opportunities (79%). Additionally, 40% of participants increased their knowledge of ADF Family Employment practices across Australia and 39% had increased confidence in the Industry Partners as leaders of ADF Family Employment.