19 Jun Recruiting in the construction industry means knowing the sector inside out
Master Builders Association
A few times a year the Master Builders Association (MBA) holds a board room lunch, inviting local construction company leaders and insightful industry speakers to talk about construction.
During May, we were pleased to be the sponsor of this event, with discussions held about the local area and the impact of the results from the recent election.
Monica Clare Recruitment Director, Clare Ferguson, was a co-host for the event. Also along for the ride was Director, Monica Walmsley, with our Construction Specialist, Eloise Fleck and Property Specialist, Kathie Bowtell, pictured above.
Many influential and knowledgeable industry professionals in NSW took time out of the day to talk about this great region we love to call home, and how construction will continue to be a major part of our economy moving forward.
Master Builders Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to representing and furthering the interests of the building and construction industry.
Master Builders was established in 1873, making it one of the oldest employer associations in Australia. With nearly 8,000 members in NSW and 8 regional offices throughout the state, Master Builders is the only industry body that represents all sectors within the building and construction industry.
Their mission is one that puts their members first and dedicates time to being a reputable and leading example in the industry, which the team at Monica Clare Recruitment believe in and view as a mission very similar to our own. This is why it makes us so proud to be able to give our support at events such as these.
Pictured above: Greg Weeks, John Hennessy, Karen Howard, Joel Skelton, Paul Edwards, Eloise Fleck, Sita Vasanthakumar, Ben Moss, Michael Boyd, Peter Petherbridge, Allan McKay & Len Blakeney.
The Future of the Construction Industry
Speaking on behalf of the company at the event was NSW Executive Director, Brian Seidler who gave us the insider scoop on the industry at large and MBA’s plans for construction’s future in NSW.
When speaking about the construction industry in Australia, Brian was quick to point out that it’s not without its standstill moments, which included waiting to hear the results of our most recent election.
Following any major political change, there is always an element of uncertainty about where that will leave major industries such as construction, building and mining.
After a long and grinding election campaign, the dust has finally settled.
So, what does this mean for the future of the construction industry as we know it?
To break it down into simple terms, it will mean that;
- More first home-buyers will be on the look-out under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, meaning more work and jobs in building and construction.
- The Government has pledged $525million towards boosting apprenticeships and vocational training; meaning more opportunities are available for people trying enter into the industry.
- A focus on union policies, that will ensure workers are being treated fairly within the workplace and are able to perform to the standard that makes Australian infrastructure so reputable.
- $500million in funding for new school classrooms and building, which will mean more work in the industry.
Speaking on behalf of the Lake Macquarie Council was CEO, Morven Cameron and Head of Developing and Planning, Justin Day. Morven and Justin answered questions from attendees and described Council’s exciting plans for Lake Macquarie going forward.
The Lake Macquarie region has vastly developed over the last few years and the role of construction will continue to be a huge part of its plans for the future.
Recruitment for the MBA
The reason we were happy to sponsor the Master Builder Association is that we recruit for many of its members.