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Employers challenged to train like a Naval Reservist

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AMC has played a key role in giving business leaders a greater understanding of the benefits that can flow from employing Navy Reservists.

The college hosted the Defence Reserve Support Council’s Employer Challenge Day, in which Tasmanian business people gathered for a fun and challenging experience that focused on developing personal and survival skills within the Australian Defence Force environment.

Utilising the world-class facilities at the AMC Survival Centre, the participants were able to train like a Navy Reservist first-hand, gaining a better understanding of the role of a Reservist, their training and the benefits they can bring to an organisation.

Over four hours, the trainees learnt marine survival techniques and military communication skills and participated in a ship abandonment and decision making exercises.

The group also activated an inflatable raft, practised surviving the elements and, on completion, were rescued by simulated aircraft and winched to safety.

Like many other employers around the country, the University of Tasmania and AMC’s commercial arm AMC Search, are registered as supportive employers of Defence Force Reservists. In a gesture of corporate goodwill, they have pledged their support for the important role that Reserve Forces play in the defence of Australia’s national interests.

(Photo): Dave Groves Photography

Published on: 20 Nov 2017