We value our employees and seek to support their ongoing learning and development.
We offer opportunities in skilled and professional roles as well as graduate employment opportunities, scholarships, apprenticeships and internships to help new entrants step on to their career path.
On-the-job development is complemented with technical and skills-based training, learning opportunities, and access to industry specialists from across the Group via interactive webinars and a dynamic network of Communities of Practice.
We equip every team member with clear responsibilities and accountabilities aligned with the Group’s strategic plans, Principles and objectives.
Our supportive performance management process helps to identify experiences and development opportunities which enable our people to build a rewarding career.
Employees and their managers agree on performance objectives. Skills are mapped against role requirements and this information is used to identify any development actions needed to meet capability requirements.
Regular assessments of performance inform decisions regarding career progression, talent development and remuneration.
Recruiting internally where possible provides existing team members with career building opportunities and reduces turnover. Of staff roles offered by the Group in 2022, 1,381 were filled by existing team members, which equates to 27.7% of available roles being filled with internal candidates.
Engineers Australia partnership
In 2022, we established a partnership with Engineers Australia, to provide further professional development and accreditation to our engineers.
As we introduce the initiative across our Australian operating companies, the partnership provides select engineers, at all levels, with Engineers Australia membership, and a pathway for accreditation to Chartered status, which takes up to two years to complete.
A Chartered credential recognises an engineer’s professionalism and is highly regarded by the industry.