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How to overcome lack of local experience in Australia

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing at ConsultANZ Recruitment

You have arrived Congratulations! You have arrived in Australia on a work visa and you are ready to put your engineering skills to the test. If you haven’t found an employer yet, the fun is about to begin. Although the demand for engineers in Australia is huge, we often hear from migrant engineers that finding the very first job can… Read More

Industry news – October 2019

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

Adani signs up Martinus for Carmichael rail contract Adani has announced the more than $100 million rail contract has been awarded to Australian founded and operated Martinus Rail, with the contract being delivered out of Rockhampton. The contractor will base itself out of Adani’s newly opened Rockhampton Business Centre, which is a huge win for regional Queensland. Adani Mining CEO… Read More

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New Zealand Visa Changes

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

Between now and 2021, the New Zealand government is making changes to the way employers recruit some migrants for temporary work in New Zealand.

Industry News – September 2019

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

Three consortiums featuring the world’s leading construction companies have been shortlisted to build the North East Link’s twin road tunnels. Following a worldwide search, the Andrews Labor Government today announced the three bidders vying for the $7-9 billion major works contract, as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The three shortlisted consortia include some of the biggest construction firms… Read More

Latin Engineers Australia – Q&A with its Founder, Eduardo Devia

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

ConsultANZ recently had the pleasure of interviewing Eduardo Devia, the founder of a non-for-profit organization Latin Engineers Australia. Started in 2015, it now boasts 6,721 members and is growing at a rapid pace. Eduardo, many thanks for agreeing to share the story of Latin Engineers Australia with us. Before we dive in to find out more about your organization, could… Read More

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August 2019 News: Mandatory engineers registration in Victoria

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

On Tuesday evening, the Victorian Legislative Council (the Upper House) voted on and passed the Professional Engineers Registration Bill 2019, which will introduce broad-based registration for engineers via the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019.

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Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

Infrastructure Australia has just published the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit. According to the Australian Infrastructure Audit published by Infrastructure Australia, $600bn in new spending is needed to keep pace with demand over the next 15 years. Australia’s four largest cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth – are struggling due to the population boom. Current assets are aging, road congestion… Read More

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Q&A with Sam Hopwood around the 189 visa

ConsultANZ Recruitment

ConsultANZ recently interviewed a local Australian Visa expert Sam Hopwood around the popular 189 visa.The subclass 189 visa is the preferred visa for most skilled professionals coming to Australia.
The visa is a permanent residency visa, meaning you and your family enter Australia as permanent residents and as such are afforded certain benefits, such as Medicare and schooling.

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From South Africa to Australia – Q&A with Tertius Vermooten

ConsultANZ Recruitment

Two years ago, ConsultANZ had the pleasure of placing a South African civil engineer Tertius Vermooten at NorthConnex – a major infrastructure project in Sydney, NSW. Below is Q&A with Tertius in which we asked him some questions around his experience of moving to Australia. Q: What were your first impressions of Australia when you arrived? Australia is a wonderful… Read More

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Top news: the 2019 Construction Industry Survey

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

New Zealand 2019 Construction Industry Survey The 2019 Construction Industry Survey is an annual survey commissioned by Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) and Teletrac Navman. It measures the big issues for New Zealand’s civil construction companies and provides necessary information to decision-makers. The survey results have revealed that uncertainty in the pipeline of new projects is severely impacting the civil construction… Read More

How to write an Australian CV

by Anna Laver, Talent Acquisition & Marketing Manager at ConsultANZ Recruitment

The perfect Australian CV A major Australian jobs site Adzuna analysed tens of thousands of job applications and published an example of the perfect CV. Here’s how it should look. By Ben Phillips – © ADZUNA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD You can download a Word format copy of this CV here. Incomplete employment history Unexplained periods of unemployment on your CV can be… Read More