Transition & Employment Program

Fortem supports first responders and their families to transition into post-service life.

Transition to your new lifestyle

Talk to us about your post-service lifestyle, including assistance to transition into retirement, or referrals to other services that can help.

Get support for your family

Fortem will support your family through this transition. Our wellbeing activities, clinical services and Transition & Employment Program are all on offer to those closest to you. This is part of our mission to boost the mental fitness and wellbeing of first responders and their families.

Plan your next career move

Fortem’s Transition & Employment Program supports first responders who are looking for post-service career opportunities. Together, we plan the career pathway that’s right for you.

One-on-one employment support

We can help you secure your next role, with interview coaching, resume and job application assistance, networking and mentoring, and ongoing employment support.

Initial contact with our team can be made via your agency or self-referral.

The Transition & Employment Program that’s tailored to your needs

We understand that members of the first responder community are effective and committed leaders, team members and problem solvers. First responders have a variety of transferable skills and a broad range of interests.

Fortem’s Transition & Employment Program is shaped around your goals and background. You can choose the ways in which you need assistance, and create your own pathway with the support of the Fortem team.

We invite you to work with us to design your own transition pathway.

Starting 1 July, 2021, phase one of our national program is focusing on supporting transitioning members from Australia’s national security agencies, including:

  • Australian Border Force
  • Australian Federal Police
  • State-based law enforcement agencies

Phase two will support ALL state-based first responders and their families. We are currently working towards rolling out this part of our program.

Meet our Transition & Employment team

Our Transition Case Managers have lived experience in various first responder agencies. They have all travelled the career transition path, they can relate to the challenges and emotions you might be experiencing, and they hold specialist training and skills to support transitioning first responders and families.

Our team is looking forward to working side-by-side with you to achieve a successful transition from your current service to your next opportunity.

Explore our growing list of Pledge Partners. We work with some of Australia’s best organisations, who are committed to creating job, training, volunteer and start-up opportunities for first responders and their family members.

“Transition and change is a very personal process. While it can raise many questions and feel uncertain, it can also be very energising as you explore and focus on the future and the opportunities that are available.”
– Fortem Transition Case Manager

Register your interest in the Transition and Employment Program

Stream 1 – I am ready to transition. I require limited support. I feel confident in my next career choice. I am confident in my job readiness. (Resume/cover letter/ interview) Stream 2 – I feel unsure about my transition. I require information & guidance. I have an idea of my next steps but would like support. I am interested in job readiness support. Stream 3 – I don’t feel ready for transition. I feel overwhelmed by the process. I feel uncertain of what my next steps are. I would like support and information on my options.

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Fortem is here to support you before, during and after transition.

For general enquiries, contact the team