Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – July 2022

According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics the total number of job vacancies in Australia has increased by almost 30% since the same time last year with the highest growth in the last quarter emanating from the private sector due to many businesses recovering from the effects of the Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of businesses reporting at least one vacancy shows the extent of the sharp increase in labour demand with the proportion of businesses reporting at least one vacancy being a staggeringly record high 25%.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – April 2022

The number of vacant engineering jobs, both advertised and non-advertised is at an incredibly high level. Great engineering opportunities are in abundance and it is an ideal time to dust off your CV, update your profile and dip your toe back into the job market. Employers are exiting their hibernation mode created from the pandemic, have projects to deliver and milestones to achieve and many are urgently looking for strong talent to join them in order to accomplish their current goals. Confidence is returning quickly to industry and a variety of projects are resuming, so many employers are now feeling able to refocus on growth, and are eager to find employees to join them on the journey to expansion and beyond. It is truly a great time for any engineer looking to make a change.

 

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – January 2022

Unemployment dropped during the last quarter again and is now at 4.2% which is our lowest level since before the start of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. This trend reflects that companies have exited their hibernation modes and are hiring again. We have been inundated with our clients wanting us to fill some really interesting positions. Currently, we have a very high number of open engineering jobs – all very diverse in discipline, seniority, industry segment and geographical location.

If your circumstances have changed recently, please reach out to us and it will be our pleasure to help you update your resume and assist you to position yourself to conduct a great interview so as to secure your next assignment. 

Alternatively, if you or your friends/colleagues are looking for a fresh opportunity, please talk to us or refer your network onto us, and we will do our very best to help.

Hope you enjoy our teams latest market commentary.

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FECAP Overseas Qualified Engineers Employment Pathways

Check out how Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment are assisting the Fairfield Emerging Communities Action Partnership which is a working group that’s providing support to refugees and migrants who are overseas qualified engineers. The program tries to assist participants in obtaining meaningful employment and educational pathways in engineering and related professions in Australia. 

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – October 2021

As the Eastern seaboard states are now starting to exit restrictions we have experienced a sharp increase in engineering positions needing to be filled. These are from many diverse engineering and manufacturing businesses. There’s a great mixture of businesses looking to recruit talented engineers at the moment. Of particular interest is a sizable group of exciting new technology-based businesses looking for high level engineers in roles that wouldn’t have existed several years ago – in particular electric/autonomous vehicle technology and 3D printing.

It’s definitely a great time to consider the career opportunities. We can provide guidance in identifying suitable opportunities, interview preparation and with the complete recruitment process. Why not check out our current positions on our job board that our company are working on?

https://www.australiawide.com.au/jobs/

We trust that you will enjoy our team’s latest market commentary and we will look forward to hearing from you.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – July 2021

Although recent surveys of consumer and business sentiment have shown dips, we’re yet to see any impact from the current lockdowns in Melbourne & Sydney. There’s still a big shortage of engineering talent in Australia and up to this point, hiring has not been impacted.

Through the year it’s progressively become much more challenging to fill our clients’ vacant positions in this talent-short market and hence if you are currently between roles, dissatisfied with your present position, considering relocating or perhaps just wishing to further develop your career pathway, please don’t hesitate to make contact with us and our team of engineering experts will be delighted to guide you through the recruitment maze. It can be very daunting to make that first move towards a new start, so if you are hesitant or uncertain as to the next step in the process, please do not stress – we are here to help you!

Should you not be currently looking but know of colleagues or friends who may be keen to pursue fresh opportunities please let them know about us and our core specialisation of engineering recruitment.

Hope you enjoy our team’s latest market commentary and we look forward to hearing from you.  

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – April 2021

Our company has been operating for 42 years and it’s hard to recall a time when there has been so much demand for skilled talent. There are a number of factors coming together concurrently to cause this – the unemployment rate is dropping, business confidence is soaring in many sectors, immigration is at a standstill and many companies deferred hiring last year. There is a talent shortage and we’re beginning to see counter offers. The supply of talent does not match the demand for talent and if you’re a candidate with the right specialist skills, now is a very good time to be looking for a new role.

We hope you enjoy our team’s latest market commentary.   

 
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I love it when people have a big vision for Australia!

Please take a few minutes to read this article – it’s about Andrew Forrest’s plans to develop a green steel industry in Australia and a green hydrogen energy future. Instead of just shipping iron ore offshore, he will be building a green steel plant in the Pilbara which will produce steel powered by hydrogen – not coal. His vision for hydrogen then goes well beyond steel production. He’s just spent 5 months overseas pushing this vision.

He’s got the resources to push this and if the economics make sense to his customers, it could really be very significant for both reducing global emissions and for Australia’s future. He’s demonstrated in the past that he has the vision, willingness & ability to deliver massive projects. If he leads our country to a hydrogen-powered future, he could be remembered as one of the greatest Australians.

Author : Andrew Forrest, from ABC Radio National
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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – January 2021

A lot has changed in the last quarter with a very strong upsurge in the number of new opportunities that our team are working diligently on. Many clients appear to have come out of hibernation mode and are now looking forward to a brighter future, with the result that we saw a large number of new permanent opportunities eventuate in the past month. Other clients have projects to deliver and milestones to achieve, and hence are looking for contract positions to be filled as soon as practicably possible. Long may Australia remain COVID-free as it has a big impact on business confidence.

We have also seen an increase in the number of candidates approaching us, looking to explore the job market for a new opportunity. Candidates seem to be either looking for a fresh start or simply dipping their toes into the market to test the current conditions.

We hope you enjoy this quarter’s market commentary.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – October 2020

Recruitment activities continue to build momentum as we have seen an increasing level of demand over the past 3 months. We’re filling a wide range of interesting engineering
positions across Australia, some advertised and others often not. Hence, if you are looking for a change or keen to see what roles might suit your area of expertise, please reach out and engage with our dedicated team of professionals. It is always a real pleasure to receive an initial call from a candidate and then a short time later see them commence a new position with excitement and refocus. Likewise, when a client presents a role to us, it is a gift that we cherish and we take pride in diligently fulfilling the assignment in order to deliver the most qualified and best suited candidates. We will do one-off assignments of course, however we prefer to partner with clients and remain aligned with them in order to repeatedly and sustainably build the talent within their teams. Our challenge remains to fill premium positions with high end talent as we continue to value quality over 
haste.

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