Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon has welcomed the signing of a recruiting services contract between the Department of Defence and Manpower Services (Australia) Pty Ltd.
ManpowerGroup was successful in a competitive tender process to provide recruiting services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) through Defence Force Recruiting for an initial period of five years.
The contract is worth between $400-500 million over the first five-year period and will commence on 1 November 2012 after a six-month transition process.
The contract covers the recruiting process for permanent and reserve officers and other ranks, and includes marketing, recruiting operations, medical and psychological assessments and the coordination of selection boards and employment offers.
ManpowerGroup is supported in the recruiting services contract by two key subcontractors – Corporate Health Group Defence and Hewlett-Packard.
The Defence Force Recruiting structure includes a Headquarters; a Candidate Relationship Management Centre; and 16 recruiting centres spread across Australia.
Each year Defence attracts around 70,000 - 120,000 enquiries; processes between 20,000 - 40,000 applications; and delivers end-to-end recruitment to Navy, Army and Air Force for a high volume of permanent and reserve recruits, which can exceed 10,000 per year.
More information about Defence Force Recruiting is available at www.defencejobs.gov.au.
Imagery is available at:
Minister Snowdon’s Office – (02) 6277 7820 – Lidija Ivanovski 0407 108 935; or Marcus Butler 0417 917 796
Defence Media Operations – (02) 6127 1999