18 Exceptional Technical Contractors – Currently Available

We have some exceptional talent available for immediate start.  If you’re interested in any of these contractors, please contact the consultant whose name appears in the profiles below. 

Senior Software Engineer

  • C/C++ 11/14, STL, Boost, QT, C#, Python, CI/CD, Dockers, Zigbee, IoT
  • $100/hr + GST
  • Melbourne location but is set up to work remotely
  • Contact Andy or Kanika on 1300 117 297  or enquiries@australiawide.com.a
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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – July 2020

Overview

During this last quarter, a significant milestone within Australia Wide was reached with one of our Directors, Greig Connell, deciding to retire from the business. Greig worked for the company since 1987 and had dealt with hundreds of clients and thousands of candidates, always with the same passionate, professional, and result focused approach. We have been inundated with well wishes from colleagues, candidates and clients alike who were consistent with their high praise, gratitude and respect for a wonderful career and a great friendship. We warmly salute Greig and wish him and Mary all the very best for a long and happy retirement.    

The COVID-19 pandemic continued during this quarter, especially in Victoria which is experiencing lockdown 2.0. Recruitment activities had actually increased during the latter part of the quarter where we saw increased levels of new enquiries and clients re-examining roles which were previously put on hold. However, the past few weeks has seen another slowdown in recruitment decisions. One interesting phenomenon however we have seen throughout is where clients still have projects to deliver and customers’ milestones to achieve, however with the uncertainty hanging over the general economy, these clients are more and more looking at contract positions rather than appointing permanent staff. This is one of our strengths as we have a strong and deep pool of networked talent in our engineering contractor base. Please do not hesitate to contact should this be of interest to you (from a candidate or company perspective). We pride ourselves in filling short term contract roles in the same professional and sustainable manner that we fill permanent positions. 

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – April 2020

Overview

Much has changed since our last commentary in January. Bushfires were finally extinguished but then a dramatic change with the COVID-19 pandemic with resulting social distancing, self isolations and lockdowns. From a duty of care perspective we have been extremely busy ensuring that our ~400 on-hired employees and all our internal staff were safe and supported. We have been working remotely since mid March and have adjusted with zoom, facetime etc. becoming important elements in order for us to stay connected and productive. Our clients are doing likewise and there are pockets that are still hiring – healthcare, FMCG, parts of IT, call centres etc. Another phenomenon we have seen is manufacturing companies changing tack and showing resilience by changing their product mix to one that matches the current health needs. Demonstrating agility and nimbleness are qualities that are shining brightly. We continue to place quality engineers in interesting positions, albeit at a much reduced rate. We are also taking advantage of the current opportunity to update our database so when normal economic conditions return we are ready to quickly fill our clients’ assignments. Should your circumstances have changed, we would encourage you to contact us so we can try and help you. And even if your status hasn’t changed, please feel free to contact us should you require any assistance with potential repositioning and/or developing your career. We encourage you all to stay positive, adaptable, connected and together we will get through this. 

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A Space Nerd Gets His Geek On or What Apollo 13 Taught Me About This Corona Crisis

The current coronavirus crisis is a reminder of another one that happened nearly 50 years ago with humans isolated and in need of rescuing.

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The Australia Wide Personnel Group gains StaffSure Certification

The Australia Wide Personnel Group has completed an audit against the StaffSure Standard and have been granted StaffSure Certification.

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The Australia Wide Personnel Group gains a Victorian Labour Hire Licence

The Australia Wide Personnel Group is pleased to announce that we’ve been successful in obtaining a Victorian Labour Hire Licence.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – January 2020

General Commentary

2019 has concluded with still great opportunities and many varied interesting roles across all of our sectors – Software/Firmware/Hardware Engineers, Vice President of Engineering, Data Scientists, Principal Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Production Engineers, Senior Fire Engineers, Quality Managers, HVAC Engineers, Draftspersons, Project Managers, Contract Managers and many more! Required locations are currently mainly the east coast capital cities plus regional centres such as the lovely Latrobe Valley.

An interesting article is the following link where LinkedIn have published its latest emerging jobs for Australia which are very much in alignment with our current vacancies:-https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6621261829375164416/

Should you be interested or know anyone that you wish to refer us to, please do not hesitate to let us know. All of our current vacancies are on the following link:- https://www.jobs.australiawide.com.au/advancedsearch.aspx

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – October 2019

The engineering recruitment market continues to be volatile although there are some areas such as technology and building services where lots of interesting opportunities abound, albeit the roles are often quite challenging to fill!! Other areas such as manufacturing and operations still present opportunities although volumes are less than at the same time last year. In uncertain economic times, we often see the number of contractor roles increasing in lieu of permanent positions, due to headcount freezes for example, and we are well equipped and positioned to help both candidates and clients with short to long term contractor assignments. Another interesting phenomenon we continue to see is the ongoing search for diversity and balance within workplaces, which in turn creates extra opportunities for all. In these unpredictable times where GDP growth is low, we are delighted to have increased the bench strength of our technology recruitment team with Andy Licht recently joining the team. So please do not hesitate to contact us anytime with any of your engineering career or recruitment requirements and our dedicated and experienced group will be delighted to help. 

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Callum’s Story #LoveYourWork

Supplementing his income with agency work while studying civil engineering at uni, helped Callum get a foot in the door in his chosen profession.

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