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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last night we hosted a room full of engineers at our offices listening to the author Grantlee Kieza discuss the subject “Was John Monash Australia’s Greatest Ever Engineer?” It was a fascinating discussion about how Monash applied his engineering skills to a make very significant contributions to our country.
Author Stephen Noble, Managing Director, Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment I went to Monash University, I drive on the Monash Freeway and go through the City of Monash almost daily. Yet I had no idea who John Monash was, beyond a vague concept that he was a general.
In the past quarter we have experienced a marked increase in new enquiries across the board in engineering, especially for product design engineers, CAD drafters and software engineers. Requirements in the manufacturing sector are not as high but they are steady, particularly in the trades sector with many companies looking for fitters and electricians. We […]
Generally, the demand for the recruitment of engineering and technical professionals has been progressing quite well over the past quarter, without “jumping out of it’s skin.” Companies in most industry sectors appear to feel comfortable making investment decisions which will lead to hiring. Interestingly, a 117% increase in the coal price over just 3 months […]
Author Stephen Noble A couple of weeks ago, the Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) called on Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton to remove engineers from the Skilled Occupations List. They argue that the Government continues to allow companies to source engineers from overseas when thousands of Australian-based engineers struggle to find work – the government […]
Author Guenther Hartig Check out the article below on the development of the Apple iCar. Apple are recruiting a large number of engineering and software specialists to develop some new and revolutionary technologies to be included in their secretive development of a new type of car. They are looking to hire talent from diverse backgrounds […]
Author Steve Brennen There are 3 things I look for in any candidate for any job. They are symbiotic, forming a self-fueling engine of greatness. So first things first let’s start with the egg, or the chicken or whatever. Let’s talk about the passion! Now I know what you’re saying, isn’t passion just dog whistle […]