19 September 2012
Our favourite part... Hearing that you love your new job!
Our absolute favourite part of recruitment is hearing from the
candidates and clients that we've helped along the way. To
celebrate the Good News Gazette we've decided to bring you to the
party with a story from one of our new starters, Christopher
About Three months ago I saw an
advertisement for abroad based Environmental advisor role in a gold
mining operation. After researching the employer and calling
Melissa from Stealth Recruitment for a more in depth description on
the role I was determined to get the job. The company is
successful, highly respected and growing steadily and the role
itself involves all the elements of environmental science that have
motivated me to pursue a career in the environmental field.
Luckily, Melissa has a very friendly disposition, as my numerous
phone calls (likely a serious understatement) for updates on the
role were always met with a friendly voice.
Before long I was meeting with my
soon to be manager for an interview where I believe my enthusiasm
for the role was evident. From here on the process moved very
fast and with surprise, excitement and deep gratitude I learned
that the HR Manager of my new employers had arranged for the
initial process of securing a sponsored 457 visa to
Working on an 8 day on, 6 day off
roster I set out from Perth airport to being my first day on the
job flying up to Meekatharra on a chartered plane. I began
the job with drafting a standard operating procedure for inclusion
in our environmental management plan for one of our mine sites and
reviewing the previous environmental reports complied for our
mining operations at Meekatharra. From reviewing the
documents and the wealth of monitoring data that has been collected
over time, it was clear that a very high standard for environmental
performance will need to be maintained. My subsequent visual
inspection of the entire site confirmed that environmental
management has been afforded great importance throughout the life
of the mining operations. The objective of my job as
environmental advisor on site is to go above and beyond the
standards already set, which provides a fantastic challenge and I
am lucky to have the opportunity to learn from and call upon the
support of an environmental manager who is incredibly knowledgeable
of environmental issues within the mining sector.
In times of uncertainty, investment
in gold has proven to be a safe bet. With little sign of the
global financial crisis abating any time soon it would seem that
employment within gold mining is a safe bet and stokes my desire to
perform my role to the very best of my ability and add value to the
operations of Reed Resources for a long time to come.
Stay tuned for more stories from the vault and keep them coming!
The best part of our job is hearing that you love your job.