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Candidate shortage expected to grow: here’s what engineering employers can do

With investment in major infrastructure projects at the centrepiece of the Federal Government’s plan for Australia’s economic recovery post COVID-19, infrastructure activity will approximately double over the next three years, peaking at $52 billion in 2023.   Though this record investment will serve to stimulate the economy, create new opportunities for local business and employment, it also presents pressure in…

Q&A with Senior Consultant David Pham: engineering employment trends and lockdown entertainment

We talk to Bayside Group Senior Consultant David Pham about helping engineers navigate the employment landscape during Covid, the biggest challenges facing employers and how he’s coping with lockdowns. Hint: it includes his stella music collection that he’s amassed from years as a professional DJ.    Dave, tell us a bit about your professional background…

Project Managers and Controls Engineers – this could be your dream job

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact, something that ANSTO and its team know all too well.  As the home of Australia’s most significant research infrastructure, ANSTO leverages the power of nuclear science – the science of the atom – to apply new technologies that provide real-world benefits from improving human health,…

Here’s how employers can overcome the engineering, ICT and mining candidate shortages

The Australian job market has seen a significant shift this year, with a large portion of organisations facing the same major challenge: a candidate shortage. According to data released by the ABS in June, more than a quarter of businesses are struggling to find the right staff, and one in five say they don’t have enough. This adds to the growing evidence that the labour…

Difficulty sourcing engineering talent? Here’s what employers can do

2021 has provided significant labour market challenges, including candidate shortages within the engineering industry. Despite unemployment rates falling and visible signs of economic recovery, many employers are struggling to fill roles, with SEEK’s Employment Report revealing a 13 percent increase in engineering job ads in March 2021. There are varied and complex reasons for why…