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FDC was recently recognised for supporting employees in their roles as Australian Defence Force Reservists at the Council (DRSC) NSW awards function held at Victoria Barracks in Sydney on 17th March.

DRSC NSW Chair Mark Todd said supportive employers were not only helping their own teams, they are also supporting Australia. “It’s important we take the time to recognise their support,” he said.

The Employer Support Awards acknowledge the efforts employers make to create a workplace that supports Reserve members of the Australian Defence Force. By creating a flexible environment employers make it possible for Reservists strengthen and develop their military and civilian skills through part-time service in the ADF. The awards provide an opportunity for employers to network and discuss their positive experiences of having Reservists on their staff. It is also a chance for employers to find out more about the programs and activities offered by Defence Reserves Support, gain a better understanding of the many roles that Reservists undertake and how the skills they learn in the ADF are transferable to the civilian workplace.

The DRSC holds the National Supportive Employer Awards in Canberra each May. Each State has the opportunity to nominate a supportive employer from each category to be considered for the national award.

FDC was represented by Darren Attard, General Manager (Fitout) and Project Manager (Fitout) Stuart King on the night (photo below).

Employers recognised at last night’s awards were:

  • FDC Construction and Fitout
  • Trucks N Toys
  • Cremorne Synagog
  • RSL Lifecare
  • Asus Service Australia
  • SX Projects
  • Armaguard
  • Fujitsu Australia
  • QANTAS Airways Limited
  • Disability Information and Advocacy Service (Bathurst)
  • CAE Australia and Psychological Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Macquarie Group
  • Verizon
  • The University of Newcastle