318

318 –  the combined number of years of recruitment experience amongst the fantastic team at the Australia Wide Personnel Group (Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment, Australia Wide Labour Hire, Australia Wide Office Staffing).

On top of that, the vast majority of our recruiting team join us with prior experience in the industries they recruit for – they’re engineers, tradespeople, HR practitioners, operations managers.

What does this experience & expertise mean for our clients & candidates? High Quality Recruitment Outcomes.


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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – April 2019

2019 has started rather sluggishly in our core engineering recruitment market as compared to the previous two quarters. However, opportunities remain plentiful. Uncertainty in the economy linked to the forthcoming federal election seems to have made employers hesitant to take final investment decisions. As we start our 40th year of matching high-level engineers with premium clients across Australia, we have seen this phenomenon many times before. Politics does influence the recruitment market and can create hesitancy, especially in the lead up to federal elections, however we remain positive about the underlying indicators which we believe will result in much stronger subsequent periods. We do hope that you will enjoy reading this quarter’s commentary on our specific engineering areas of expertise.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – January 2019

The engineering recruitment market hasn’t looked back since our last quarterly market commentary. The 2017-18 financial year was lacklustre in both permanent and contract recruitment. What a turn around!

We have virtually seen a reversal with record numbers of roles being placed in the December quarter and we don’t see it turning down any time soon. We continue to be optimistic about the demand for trades, engineering, manufacturing professionals, software and hardware engineers and industrial tradespeople, and we’re continuing to build our own internal team strongly as a result.

We hope that you enjoy reading our market commentary and the more specific observations of some of the key engineering & technical markets in which we operate.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – October 2018

After changing our name from Australia Wide Personnel to Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment, we haven’t looked back. We believe that this has been one of the reasons behind the increase in meaningful new client enquiries.

Last quarter we reported that the 2017 – 2018 financial year capped off a challenging year for us in both permanent and contract recruitment. Whilst we had a huge order book in the last quarter we found it quite frustrating as hiring decisions from all sides were deferred. However, we have virtually seen a reversal of this situation, with record placements in the September quarter and we don’t see it turning down any time soon. We continue to be optimistic about the demand for engineering, manufacturing & construction professionals, software and hardware engineers, and we’re continuing to build our own internal team strongly as a result. The main contributors are solid business confidence and the pipeline of infrastructure projects. In the software and hardware space we have never been busier with enquiries flooding in.

We hope that you enjoy reading our market commentary and the more specific observations of some of the key engineering & technical markets in which we operate.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – July 2018

The big news for us is that after many years we have changed our name from Australia Wide Personnel to Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment to truly reflect the activity which has been the cornerstone of the company since we began in 1979. The areas in which we focus now form the basis of our regular market commentaries.

The end of the 2017 – 2018 financial year capped off a challenging year for us in both permanent and contract recruitment. Whilst we had a huge order book in the last quarter we found it quite frustrating as hiring decisions from all sides were deferred.  However we remain very optimistic about the demand for engineering, manufacturing & construction professionals and we’re continuing to build our own internal team strongly as a result. We believe this will continue into at least the medium term future. The main contributors are solid business confidence and the pipeline of infrastructure projects. In the software and hardware space we have never been busier with enquiries flooding in.

Following are more specific observations of some of the key engineering & technical markets in which we operate.

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We’ve made a change

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea gave our Mt Waverley office staff a wonderful excuse for cake, whilst raising funds for the Cancer Council.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – April 2018

As with recent previous quarters, we remain very optimistic about the demand for engineering, manufacturing & construction professionals and we’re continuing to build our own internal team strongly as a result. We believe this will continue into at least the medium term future. The main contributors are solid business confidence and the pipeline of infrastructure projects.

Following are more specific observations of some of the key engineering & technical markets in which we operate. Continue reading

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Who said manufacturing in Australia is dying?

It seems to be popular belief that manufacturing is an old and dying industry and we can’t compete with lower wage nations. The facts state otherwise. The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) has jumped to 63.1 in March. This is a record level and the previous record of 62.1 was set in 2002. Anything above 50 indicates expansion in manufacturing. The index has not been below 50 since 2016.

Manufacturing recruitment is also a beneficiary of this trend. Our labour hire business which operates primarily in manufacturing is trading at record levels and we have very strong demand for the recruitment of manufacturing professionals and tradespeople.

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Victorian Engineers to be registered under proposed State scheme

Victorian-based engineers will soon be required to participate in a mandatory registration scheme being introduced by the Victorian government. The aim is to highlight the critical nature of engineering and increase public confidence in the profession. A similar registry currently exists in Queensland.

The Victorian government has been working closely with Engineers Australia on the registration scheme to ensure the complex nature of engineers’ work and the importance their role plays in safeguarding the general public remains at a very high level. They believe that it is particularly important in light of current and upcoming infrastructure projects such as the Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel and the Level Crossing Removal Program.

The Victorian government have indicated that a long transition period would be necessary to the new scheme to avoid unwarranted disruption to both engineers and businesses.

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