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This Month We Celebrate Sheree Fiorita's 16th Anniversary With The WorkPac Group

BY: Brianna Ormerod09/08/2022

​This month we celebrate Sheree Fiorita’s 16th anniversary with the WorkPac Group. Please see below some words from Sheree on her WorkPac journey. What are the highlights of your WorkPac career so far? The highlights of my WorkPac career so far would have to be attending the conferences and Dudley Awards. Attending the WorkPac conferences has given me the opportunity to meet work colleagues from all around Australia and the opportunity to experience and try new adventures. How did you land your role with WorkPac? I was working for a mining company when I was approached by a WorkPac Business Manager in regards to providing us with employees. He persisted in calling until eventually I gave him a job order for Plant Operators. When I finished up with that company, the same Business Manager offered me a role as a Recruiter with WorkPac, and 16 years later I am still here. What do you love most about your role? The best thing about my role by far would have to be working with my Adelaide WorkPac family. The friendships I have made along my journey will stay with me forever. From Sheree’s Manager: What an amazing achievement Sheree. 16 wonderful years of service with WorkPac. You have brought so much to the business over the years. You have triumphed through diversity and challenges. I have admired your commitment to excellence and devotion to the team around you. From all the WorkPac family, congratulations with this anniversary. You are a superstar. Sheree, congratulations on 16 years!

Avoid Identity Theft. Use Password Security

BY: Claude Drulik01/08/2022

​Did you know poor password security can lead to your identity theft and worse, financial loss?One of the most common ways that hackers break into computers is by guessing passwords. Simple and commonly used passwords let intruders easily gain access and control of a computing device.Don’t be a victim, be vigilant. Here are just a few steps you can take to protect your password.Step 1: Perform a Malware ScanScan your device with a reputable virus or malware software.For Government information about protecting against malware, you can visit https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/threats/malware.Step 2: Reset Your PasswordDo this when you next log into myWorkPac by following the ‘I’ve forgotten my password’ process. We also suggest you do this with other critical services, like your bank and healthcare provider.There are a few ways to make your password strong. Ensure it:Is at least eight characters longDoesn't contain your username, real name, or company nameDoesn't contain a complete wordIs significantly different from previous passwordsContains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbolsIsn’t a password that you’ve used on other internet servicesThe Australian Government offers a great guide for creating strong passwords, available at https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/publications/creating-strong-passphrases.Another great resource on the Australian Government Cyber website explains Multi-Factor Authentication at https://www.cyber.gov.au/learn/mfaStep 3: Check Your Email SecurityOnline security breaches are common.To protect your personal identity, you can use resources like:Have I Been Pwned? https://haveibeenpwned.com/Great resource to check if your email has been compromisedIDCARE https://www.idcare.org/Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service. Free service to reduce harm experienced from compromise and misuse of your identity information

Say 'Hello' to Jade Johnson, one of WorkPac's Industrial Recruitment Coordinators

BY: Brianna Ormerod28/07/2022

​Meet Jade Johnson, one of WorkPac’s Mining Recruitment Coordinators located in Biloela. We asked Jade to tell us about her experience over her recruiting career at WorkPac.What excited you about the opportunity to join WorkPac?I called a friend who has worked for the company for nearly 5 years, and she loves it, so I jumped on and applied! 11 months on, I see it as an opportunity to contribute to an exciting, forward-thinking, fast-moving company surrounded by like-minded people full of endless opportunities.What are your favourite roles to recruit for?My favourite roles are Digger and Multi-skilled Operators. These are the hardest to fill but once they come over and you give them a great experience, they are the candidates that stay for a long time! I also do enjoy looking for the Diesel Fitters too!What roles can we contact you about right now?If you are an experienced Mining Operator in QLD, pick up the phone and contact me! I have so many opportunities and cannot wait to work with you!Here are some specific roles currently available:Multi-Skilled Operator @ Batchfire Callide MineDump Truck Operator @ Peabody Coppabella & Moorvale Mine

Say 'Hello' to Tellena Ferry, one of WorkPac's Industrial Recruitment Coordinators

BY: Brianna Ormerod28/07/2022

​Meet Tellena Ferry, one of WorkPac’s Industrial Recruitment Coordinators located in NSW. We asked Tellena to tell us about her experience over her recruiting career at WorkPac. What excited you about the opportunity to join WorkPac?I came from a recruitment and early-childhood teaching background. When I saw the opportunity to join WorkPac, I was attracted not only because it offers career progression, but because they recognise and reward hard work in more ways than one. What are your favourite roles to recruit for?I have recently been given the opportunity to recruit on a major tier-1 project. I have really enjoyed working on these high-volume orders. What roles can we contact you about right now?I am currently recruiting for civil workers in the Western Sydney area, plus various industrial roles across NSW including qualified trades, trade assistants and labourers.

Say 'Hello' to Beth King, one of WorkPac's Industrial Recruitment Coordinators

BY: Claude Drulik25/07/2022

​Meet Beth King, one of WorkPac’s Industrial Recruitment Coordinators located in Perth. We asked Beth to tell us about what roles she's currently recruiting for.What roles can we contact you about right now?Here are some specific roles currently available:Intermediate/Advanced RiggersElectricians Screen Technician/Trade Assistants Labourers/Trade Assistants

Job Hunting? Tell Us

BY: Claude Drulik21/07/2022

Use the myWorkPac app or myWorkPac website to notify our recruiters that you're actively looking for a new role. How? Simply flick the new 'Consider Me For Roles' toggle to 'Yes' in either.​​​Don't Forget, Update Your ProfileTo be found by our recruiters, make sure you've also got your latest resume on file. Ensure your profile is updated with your current address and recent roles.

This Month We Celebrate Kirsty Roome's 8th Anniversary With The WorkPac Group

BY: Brianna Ormerod07/07/2022

This month we celebrate Kirsty Roome's 8th anniversary with the WorkPac Group. Please see below some words from Kirsty on her WorkPac journey.What has been the highlight of your WorkPac career so far?The highlight of my WorkPac career so far would be taking the leap out of mining recruitment, where I spent 6 years building my career, and going into the WorkPac Talent team as Team Leader. I could not ask for a better team. I love how much I have learned over the past 12 months in this role. How did you land your role with WorkPac?I moved to Moranbah in 2014 where my husband obtained work in the mines. I applied for a Recruitment Coordinator position in the Moranbah office knowing nothing about recruitment, but I was lucky enough to be selected as a ‘Wildcard' pick. I guess I must have really ‘wooed’ them in my interview as I'm still here 8 years later! What do you love most about your role? My WorkPac Family! Over the past 8 years, I have worked with many amazing people that have each inspired me, pushed me out of my comfort zone and really had my back when I wasn’t confident in myself. I'm so lucky that I have such a supportive network around me. I genuinely love coming to work, every day. What is your biggest hope for your future here at WorkPac? I hope I’m still here in another 8 years doing what I love, helping to bring more amazing talent into the WorkPac business. From Kirsty’s Manager:Congratulations on your 8th anniversary with WorkPac. What a superstar you are! After 7 very successful years as a Recruitment Coordinator, you took the leap of faith to join WorkPac Talent and lead our internal recruitment. The impact you have had across our business in this role is exemplary. With a strong understanding of Operations and a deep love for WorkPac, you demonstrate our core values each and every day. Some would say you have WorkPac in your blood. Your positivity does not waiver. You are energetic, committed and above all else, hilarious. I am forever grateful to have you on my team. Every team needs a Kirsty. Today WorkPac celebrates you.Kirsty, congratulations on 8 years!

From Taking a Punt to Landing a Gig - How Luke Buckton Got Lucky

BY: Claude Drulik05/07/2022

​Who are you?Name: Luke Buckton Position: Warehouse Forklift Operator Client: NationalWarehouse Supply ChainTell us About Your Journey4 years ago, on the 27th of May 2018 to be precise, I rode my bike into a parked car. That was not a lucky day for me. After the prang I spent the next 7 months in the Townsville Hospital, then 2 months in the Mackay Hospital. I continue with rehab to this day. I won’t lie. It’s been hard. As a result of the accident, I ended up with brain and leg injury. Before the mishap, I was a Queensland Manager at Parker Hannifin for 4 years at Moranbah, where I looked after a staff of 15 people. My luck improved at WorkPac, who I joined last year before Christmas. I now work as a warehouse forklift operator. It’s been great. They have supported me fully throughout my journey. I feel truly valued in the warehouse. It’s really helped bring back my humour too, which I’ve been told is outstanding – as I enjoy sharing a laugh with any visitor. How did you land your role with WorkPac?To be honest, my wife’s sister suggested I put my name forward and just take a punt. What do you most enjoy about your job?Sarah, my recruiter, was great in helping me find a role. She’s also been really good moral support. She helped me land a job I like, where I enjoy getting the work done.

This month we celebrate Nicole Gray's 14th anniversary with the WorkPac Group

BY: Brianna Ormerod01/07/2022

​This month we celebrate Nicole Gray's 14th anniversary with the WorkPac Group. Please see below some words from Nicole on her WorkPac journey.What has been the highlight of your WorkPac career so far? There have been many highlights over the years. First reaction is naturally always the big-ticket items, like winning National Recruitment Coordinator of the Year, attending our annual Leaders Conference and the opportunity to progress my career.  But if I truly stop and reflect on the highlights it is the people I have worked with at WorkPac. 14 years of working with amazing people has resulted in many friendships, a strong sense of camaraderie and an unrelenting commitment to deliver.What have you learned during your career at WorkPac?First, is resilience. For anyone that has worked in recruitment, resilience is paramount. You need to be resilient. You need to be able to “shake it off”, pull your socks up and focus on the next opportunity.Second, is embracing the moments of fear we all face in our day-to-day role. It is easy to take the easy road and remain in your comfort zone, but to stand up and take a step forward is empowering and rewarding.  If WorkPac was an animal, what would it be, and why?Definitely a Cheetah. We are fast and agile, and I love anything animal print!From Nicole’s Team: Nicole is by far the most supportive, encouraging and motivating Manager we could ask for. She pushes us to get out of our comfort zone and grow within our roles and the organisation. Nicole gives her team the respect of autonomy and the room to work together when needed. This has built a group of very closely connected and collaborative people. It has all been achieved from scratch despite geographical distances and the limitations of virtual dealings. It is a testament to her honest personality, management style and people skills – to bring out the best in people, some of who she has never met in person.Nicole, you have created something very special with our team and we are all incredibly grateful to be a part of it. Today we celebrate you!

Say 'Hello' to Tash Matson, one of WorkPac's Industrial Recruitment Coordinators

BY: Brianna Ormerod25/06/2022

Meet Tash Matson, one of WorkPac’s Industrial Recruitment Coordinators located on the Sunshine Coast. We asked Tash to tell us about her experience over her 8-years recruiting at WorkPac.What excited you about the opportunity to join WorkPac?At the time, I was a Senior Site Manager for another company. When I saw a job advertised with WorkPac I jumped at the opportunity to come on board. 8 years on, the company has given me endless opportunities and growth. What are your favourite roles to recruit for? I love the chase of a hard-to-fill role. Finding these 'unicorn' candidates is very rewarding. What roles can we contact you about right now? If you are an experienced Civil or Mining Operator in QLD, I want to hear from you! We have a lot of exciting opportunities in this space at the moment.Here are some specific roles currently available:Mobile Plant Operator (QLD/NT)BHMIP PROJECT - CW2 (SEQ)Labourer (SEQ)Watercart/Roller Operator (SEQ)You can also check out hundreds of WorkPac vacancies at https://www.workpac.com/jobs.