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

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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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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.

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