Back row left to right: Hayley Rebbeck, Jillian Murphy, Peter Macdonald, Helen Wearing-Smith,
Stelanie Alexander, Susan Manuel, Nicole Parker (Glebe Office), Mark Buckler, Erin Dartnell
(South Melbourne Office). Front row left to right: Wendy Bockman, Kate Taylor, Susan Rhigas.
“Our relationship Trojan has joined forces with Corus People Solutions to provide clients and
candidates with white collar recruitment services.
with Corus is a
This new business direction complements Trojan’s existing blue collar
natural extension... recruitment services, yet expands the ways in which it can help clients and
prospective clients in our key industry sectors.
because now we
“Increasingly we find that our clients want one provider to handle all of their
have the skills permanent and temporary recruitment needs, so we began by expanding
our permanent recruitment services. Our relationship with Corus is a natural
and resources to extension of this process because now we have the skills and resources to
help our clients fill help our clients fill positions throughout their organisations,” said Trojan
Managing Director Michael Cherry.
positions throughout Corus specialises in permanent and temporary white collar recruitment
their organisations.” services at executive, managerial and office support levels. The team is led
by General Manager Peter Macdonald, who has over 25 years’ experience in
the recruitment industry.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Trojan. It’s an ideal
match for us because we have similar cultures – we both value our people
and involve them at all levels of the business. We also have a shared goal to
expand our white collar business at a national level,” said Peter.
The partner companies aim to have a Corus office in each state in the next
year. Peter and his team have also gained recognition for their human
resources consulting, career guidance and coaching, and outplacement
services, so longer term they hope to further develop these service lines.
“We are delighted to welcome Peter and his team to the Trojan family, and
I have tremendous confidence that we will be able to accomplish this
challenge together,” said Michael.
To find out how Corus can help you meet your recruitment needs,
contact Peter Macdonald at 08 8221 7111 or email@example.com
This issue Trojan now offers white collar and executive recruitment 1
Quality People Gavin Goldfinch 3 Quality Employers ALSPEC 3 QUALITY
State of the nation’s jobs 2
Trojan at Work The MD discusses the partnership with Corus 4
STATE OF THE NATION’S JOBS
Highlights Vital employment statistics by state*
• Over the past 5 years:
NSW Vic Qld SA WA
– 221,900 new
Workforce 3.2 M 2.5 M 2M 0.75 M 1M
construction jobs (no. of people)
Employment 7.6% 10.4% 19% 9.3% 14.6%
– Employment grew by growth in
63.4% in Mining and past 5 years
31.8% in Electricity,
Gas and Water Supply
• no. employed • 270,400 • 207,500 • 200,000 • 51,300 • 103,000
– 36,600 jobs were lost • % of total • 8.3% • 8.4% • 10.1% • 6.9% • 9.8%
in Manufacturing, but jobs in State
it is still the third largest • % change • up 15.5% • up 31.6% • up 45.8% • up 20.8% • up 28.9%
industry in Australia,
employing one out of
every ten workers Electricity, • 23,700 • 21,200 • 18,200 • 6,900 • 9,500
Gas and • 0.7% • 0.9% • 0.9% • 0.9% • 0.9%
• Trade skills currently Water Supply • up 6.8% • up 35.6% • up 74.4% • up 34.5% • up 5%
in highest demand are
Manufacturing • 327,700 • 335,500 • 182,100 • 94,200 • 94,900
metal and engineering, • 10.1% • 13.5% • 9.2% • 12.7% • 9%
construction, automotive, • down 7.2% • down 7.7% • down 0.6% • down 0.5% • up 3.2%
food, glass and electrical
Mining • 20,600 • 8,400 • 34,200 • 9,000 • 48,800
• Projections for 2010–11: • 0.6% • 0.3% • 1.7% • 1.2% • 4.6%
• up 53.6% • up 19.6% • up 93.5% • up 147.6% • up 51.8%
– 75,600 new jobs in
construction Transport • 158,800 • 109,100 • 101,500 • 27,300 • 45,200
and Storage • 4.9% • 4.4% • 5.1% • 3.7% • 4.3%
– 19,300 new jobs in • up 7.5% • up 10.1% • up 24.7% • up 5.3% • up 2.4%
Transport and Storage,
with the majority in Where are Retail, Health Health & Construction, Health & Construction,
the new jobs? & Community, Community, Retail, Community, Health &
services to transport
Government, Construction, Property Retail, Community,
– Employment will fall Defence Retail Construction Retail
slightly in Manufacturing, *This is a summary of the States in which Trojan and its clients work.
Mining, Electricity, Gas
Source: Department of Employment and Workplace Relation’s report Australian Jobs 2006,
and Water Supply www.workplace.gov.au
Mining, Electricity, MANUFACTURING
Gas, Water Supply
Storeman, Clipsal When ALSPEC opened its doors in 1974 with just one
employee, its first big job was distributing telescopic
pool handles to stores throughout Australia.
Thirty–five years later, ALSPEC now supplies a wide
range of aluminium building products, such as
Twelve months ago, Gavin Goldfinch boarded a
architectural glazing systems, security door and
plane from Tasmania to Western Australia with a
window systems, and home improvement products,
one-way ticket and just three suitcases.
to a growing base of customers nationwide.
Once settled, Gavin began looking for work in the
The company employs more than 350 permanent
transport industry. A Trojan ad caught his eye so he
employees across its warehouse sites in Sydney,
paid a visit to Trojan’s Perth team. The rest, as they
Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth,
say, is history and Gavin couldn’t be happier.
and Darwin. It also utilises contract and casual
“Stephen and the team were really helpful and labourers on a regular basis so it can respond
enthusiastic. I could tell they really wanted to quickly to the market’s ebbs and flows.
help get me placed in a job that fit well with my
ALSPEC’s Sydney Warehouse Manager, Tim Olsson,
work experience. I can’t say enough good things
contacted Trojan Workforce’s Western Sydney
about them,” says Gavin. “They’ve looked after
Office two years ago because he was in need
me real well.”
of contract labourers and had been disappointed
Gavin has been with Trojan since January and has by other providers.
completed a number of temporary contract positions.
“Shortly after I called, Leanne Davies was on our
He is currently working for Clipsal as a storeperson
doorstep and she was able to quickly provide us
loading trucks, taking orders and driving the forklift.
with quality people to help us manage a large
“We recommended Gavin for this role because shipment. Ever since, she’s always tried to do the
he’s enthusiastic, has a great sense of humour and best thing by us,” says Tim.
genuinely wants to be great at what he does. Plus,
Tim now regularly calls on Leanne when he needs
he’s got lots of relevant experience,” says Stephen
contract storepeople, drivers and casual workers for
Petera, Trojan’s Business Development Manager
extra manpower on the floor. “They’re putting
great people forward and we’ve even taken about
“For the past 20 odd years I’ve been working with a 10 to 12 people on board permanently,” says Tim.
forklift in and around the transport industry, so it just
Tim and the 96-person strong Sydney team,
feels natural to be in this kind of environment,” says
including several Trojan field staffers, recently
Gavin. “I can park it in some pretty tight spots now!”
celebrated its one-year anniversary at ALSPEC’s
Gavin enjoys working with the Clipsal team, which new purpose-built aluminium distribution plant at
includes seven other Trojan field staffers on site, and Eastern Creek, known to many as the old Australia’s
likes the flexible nature of the work. He starts at Wonderland site. Its 8,400 sq metres boasts a huge
different times each day depending on what is warehouse and the company’s own Powder Coating
happening in the warehouse. Line, a service initiative aimed at further increasing
the value that ALSPEC can offer to its customers.
Gavin’s guiding principle at work has stood him in
good stead throughout his career, and it is the In the next two to five years, Tim reckons ALSPEC will
advice he offers to younger workers no matter what be the largest aluminium distributor in Australasia.
their field. Trojan’s Western Sydney Office agrees, and is
looking forward to helping Tim meet his growing
“Always aim to do your best and learn from those workforce needs.
around you,” he says.
Gavin loves Perth, although he says he has not had
too much time to explore. He hopes to do some
fishing in the summer months.
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To support the Hannanprint to provide more full service recruitment solutions.
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Graeme Barrett at Trojan as a company, but rather strengthened our
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CONGRATULATIONS services within our key industry sectors, while
Gladstone Qld 4680
We are pleased to announce working with the Corus team to expand our
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that Prabhat Kumar has been national white collar recruitment business.
Level 1 447 Ruthven Street promoted to National Sales
Toowoomba Qld 4350 and Marketing Manager. His The Trojan and Corus brands will operate closely
t | 07/ 4632 3988 f | 07/ 4632 3977 alongside each other and some of our people will
new responsibilities include
Melbourne | share offices. I believe our organisations are a great
Level 1 36 Albert Road implementing a national
South Melbourne Vic 3205 business development strategy, cultural fit.
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facilitating interstate business,
and implementing Trojan’s I’m confident that our industry experience and
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Mulgrave Vic 3170 marketing plan. ongoing commitment to providing quality
t | 03/ 9574 8666 f | 03/ 9574 8444 recruitment services, along with Corus’ talented
Adelaide | Victoria State Manager Peter team and expertise in white collar recruitment, will
155 Holbrooks Road Forbes recently celebrated his
Underdale SA 5032 be a winning combination for all.
t | 08/ 8443 6966 f | 08/ 8443 7614 10th anniversary with Trojan.
Mount Gambier | Peter has helped to grow and
21A Wehl Street South improve our business with his
Mount Gambier SA 5290
t | 08/ 8725 8111 f | 08/ 8725 8122 keen understanding of our
industry sectors and his
Unit 1 23 Park Terrace outgoing, friendly approach.
Salisbury SA 5108 He’s a tremendous asset and
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we’re fortunate to have him Michael Cherry Managing Director
160 Whatley Crescent play a key role at Trojan.
Maylands WA 6051
t | 08/ 9271 6888 f | 08/ 9271 6999 We would also like to welcome
CORUS PEOPLE SOLUTIONS Adam Hart as the new NSW
Level 1 219 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000 State Manager. Adam has over
t | 08/ 8221 7111 f | 08/ 8221 5700 10 years’ experience in the
recruitment industry and is
well-positioned to work with the
NSW team to meet the needs of
our clients and candidates in the
region. Further congratulations
are in order as Adam and his
4 wife Janita welcomed their third
child in September.
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