Our people are our priority and our greatest asset. Diversity in our people brings diversity in experiences, perspectives and insights that are fundamental to our success, working together as one for the good of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Defence Force's active commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace is part of our drive to keep our people well, included, respected, enabled and safe so they can do their job to the best of their ability, have a fulfilling career and ultimately, contribute to a high performing Defence Force.
The benefits of increasing the diversity of our workforce and inclusion of all people include ensuring we can:
- compete to attract and keep New Zealand’s most talented people from the widest talent pool possible
- seize the ‘cognitive edge’ through our agile thinking and innovative problem solving (leading to greater operational effectiveness)
- ensure support from the people we work amongst nationally and internationally to work closely and professionally together as one force.
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Considering a career the values diversity?
A career in the Defence Force is unlike anything out there. You'll be working as part of a tight-knit team, protecting your family, friends, the environment and your country from harm and representing the New Zealand way of life where you go. It's an incredibly rewarding job that gives you a real sense of purpose.Defence Careers