The manufacturing industry contributes around $100 billion to the Australian economy & accounts for approximately 7% of the total workforce.

However, the industry is plagued by challenges that come with an ageing workforce; a skilled generation entering retirement. That means there’s a looming labour shortage in both major cities and remote areas.

What’s more, thanks to advances in technology and automation, more and more firms are requiring workers with both technical and soft skills. However, poor industry reputation and relatively lower wages mean that the sector is failing to attract young candidates with the right mix of these skills.

Trojan provides high-calibre, reliable people to Australia’s automotive, chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, and FMCG industries. We also help companies upskill quickly when new opportunities arise, such as major government infrastructure contracts.

Our specialist consultants understand the need for adaptable workers that grasp critical systems such as GMP, HACCP and ISO. And over the years we’ve built a large database of reliable candidates. We also utilise a mix of sourcing tools to engage with both passive and active candidates, and our industry knowledge means that we can provide sound advice around candidate salary and career expectations.

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Types of roles
we recruit

  • Administrative Staff

  • Boilermakers, Fitters, Welders

  • Factory & General Hands

  • Forklift Drivers

  • Machine Operators

  • Pick Packers

  • Process & Production Workers

  • Production Managers, Supervisors, TLs

  • Storepeople

  • Stock Controllers

  • Quality Assurance

  • Machine Maintenance Workers

Our approach to safety

Manufacturing and industrial workers can be exposed to multiple workplace risks, such as noise and vibration, biomechanical demands, and chemical and airborne hazards.

At Trojan, we undertake various work health and safety activities to promote safe working. All Trojan staff undergo rigorous assessments and safety training. We also engage in regular tool box talks and safety inspections, provide personal protective equipment (PPE) where required, and have a Work Health and Safety Management System that is accredited to AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS 18001 standards in safety.

You can read more about safety at Trojan here.

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Forklift on manufacturing site

Why work with Trojan?

With decades of recruitment and real-life industry experience, our consultants understand the talent and critical skills you are looking for. So, whether you’re in need of contract staff, volume labour or permanent employees, we will connect you with the right people.

Fast turn-around

Fast turn-around

​Depending on availability, we can get workers on-site within 24 hours

‘Zero tolerance’ culture

‘Zero tolerance’ culture

​At Trojan, working safely is non-negotiable and a condition of employment

Complete approach

Complete approach

​We’ve built an enormous database & use a mix of tools to talk to active & passive talent

Quality applicants

Quality applicants

​We engage in rigorous testing and assessments, and verify all tickets/qualifications

Background checks

Background checks

​Where required, we conduct police clearances and random drug and alcohol checks

KPI reporting

KPI reporting

​Our systems enable accurate tracking and reporting of KPIs, and our reporting dashboards can be tailored to your needs

24/7 support

24/7 support

​Our dedicated consultants are available 24/7 to meet all your recruitment needs

Bespoke approach

Bespoke approach

​We know that no two businesses are the same, so we provide flexible solutions & tailored reporting

Trusted by

  • San Remo
  • Kumho Tires
  • Electrolux
  • Dowell
  • B&D Doors
  • Orica
  • Schneider Electric
  • Bluescope
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Testimonials

  • ​Trojan has been a key player in our staffing strategy and has been proactively involved with the introduction of new production systems and the rationalisation of our Manufacturing facilities as we sought to move into our newer centralised state-of-the-art showcase sites. Historically, Trojan has also enjoyed a good working relationship with our shop floor supervisors and managers. This is evident from the quality of employees provided and low turn over rates for this type of employment.
    Doug Heida
    Regional Commodity Manager, Schneider Electric
  • ​Trojan Recruitment always provides an extremely professional, positive and dedicated service to Asaleo Care and the Contractor’s. They really act on the principle that nothing is too much trouble, and they always make sure we get what we are looking for – they really understand our business. From the first meeting with Trojan, I was impressed with their professionalism and their open book policy (cost models).
    Terri Thompson
    Sourcing & Compliance Manager, Asaleo Care
  • We have an effective partnership with Trojan resourcing our variable labour requirements, primarily in warehousing, and manufacturing (as a 24/7 operation), but also in office, technical service and merchandising support roles. The awareness of our requirements at a local level, the assurance of standards, and importantly the ability to be a responsive ‘one stop shop’ across our national presence to handle the contingencies, are the key attributes we value. In such a competitive market as labour hire, Trojan have maintained a reputation of respected partner, which I am happy to endorse with other companies considering the same.
    Russell Foote
    Human Resources Manager, Toro
  • Trojan has been a great support in the process of finding potential candidates and the onboarding process, they are always focused on meeting our needs and maintaining contact.  Any issues are dealt with promptly and professionally.  I am very satisfied with their service, to the point that they are now the only recruitment company I use when looking for resources. I will definitely continue to use their services in the future and would highly recommend them.
    Tracy Frigault
    Manager Product Line Manufacturing, Orica
  • ​AAF has been developing a relationship with Trojan Recruitment for the last 4-5 years. Our industry is manufacturing & our demand for labour needs to be very fluid to accommodate.That is where Trojan comes in. Their professionalism, attention to detail & ‘can do’ attitude makes them leaders in the labour hire industry. The speed of their response times is excellent, & quality of candidates is quite often very high. All of Trojan’s consultants are friendly & have a good understanding of how our business operates. They are a pleasure to deal with & make every effort to ensure dealing with them is as seamless as possible. Trojan is by far the longest lasting labour hire company that AAF has dealt with & I’m sure this will continue for a while yet.
    John Flynn
    Branch Manager – QLD, Australian Aluminium Finishing
  • ​BND Doors Australia’s relationship with the Trojan group has been an increasingly effective one as local account representatives develop their understanding of our business and our culture in our Clontarf site, reflecting in the calibre and longevity of candidate placements.They take the time to bring the staff member who place the candidates to site to understand the process so they can place the most suitable candidate for the job required. This is reinforced at the National Account relationship level, where a ‘one-stop shop’ approach enables streamlined attention to all matters, including billing procedures, OHS management, Award compliance matters etc.
    Mathew Hill
    Production Manager, B&D Doors
  • Trojan consistently supply our business with high quality, reliable tradespeople for both casual and permanent work. Their client support and responsiveness is excellent and they are very easy to do business with.
    Michael Williams
    General Manager, Quarry & Mining Manufacture

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