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 […]

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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 […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – January 2017

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 […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – July 2016

There was no shortage of reasons for employers to feel pensive over the past quarter, with a federal election and Brexit. Despite this, in our experience, employers kept hiring & investing. We’ve also noticed several of our good medium sized clients taking steps to offer their products & services internationally for the first time, taking […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – October 2015

The first quarter of the new financial year has been considerably stronger in our core recruitment markets than the corresponding period a year earlier. Of particular strength are software engineering, commercial & multi-story residential construction in Sydney and pockets of manufacturing such as food. The incoming Turnbull government appears to have had a positive effect […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – July 2015

Hiring seems to have emerged from an extended period of patchiness after the GFC where one strong quarter would be followed by a weak quarter. Over the past year, our company recruited 20% more employees for our clients than the previous year, split almost equally between permanent and on-hired (contract/temporary/casual) roles. Putting aside the resources […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary October 2014

This past quarter has been the most buoyant that we have encountered over the past few years. Existing clients have been faring well and we have also encountered a solid stream of new client enquiry. We are easily experiencing more enquiry coming from Sydney than any other city and this is backed up by Commsec’s […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary July 2014

We slowly appear to be emerging from the gloom cast over hiring confidence by the federal budget process, although demand is still very uneven. Companies associated with residential construction and parts of technology have been the stand-out sectors. As always, there are exceptions in any industry and those companies which are more innovative are recruiting […]

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Construction and engineering salary movement better than national average

by Nathan Johnson, Architecture & Design The latest Australian Institute of Management’s (AIM) 2014 National Salary Survey shows the construction and engineering industry is ahead of the national average for salary movement in 2013/2014. Recording an average salary movement of 4.02 per cent in 2013/2014, construction and engineering workers increased their wages – above the […]

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Australia needs clear R&D objectives

by John Blakemore, Manufacturers’ Monthly If Australian industry is to prosper we need to be a nation which values science and education; and we must be prepared to invest in them. John Blakemore writes. Commodity trade involves large volumes of raw materials which are of low value compared with moderately transformed or highly transformed manufactured […]

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