New year, new career: recruitment giant Michael Page opens in Canberra

Posted 16 Feb 2018

Story by CBR Canberra

With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Canberra is a place where your career will flourish. From government and health to technology and teaching, there is a diverse range of professions offering unique opportunities city-wide.

Looking to take advantage of the growth in the Canberra market and with a passion for supporting people to find their dream job, is the city’s newest recruitment agency, Michael Page International.

Operating out of 140 offices across 36 countries worldwide, Michael Page has over 40 years of experience as a specialist global recruiter. We spoke to Jonathon Burrows, Associate Manager of Construction & Property at Michael Page Canberra, to learn why our city boasts so many prospects and find out what this year holds for recruitment in the capital.

“Canberra has always been on the radar for Michael Page,” says Jonathon. “The variety of benefits it offers workers and the rapid growth it’s currently experiencing make it an exciting time for recruitment in the city.”

Excellent work-life balance, short commute times and a central location are just some of the benefits of working in Canberra. Having one of the strongest economies in the country and a flourishing business community make the opportunity to build and develop a career in the capital endless.

As our city grows, extensive infrastructure projects, such as the City to the Lake Project and Canberra Metro’s Light Rail, will continue to increase, much to the delight of those in construction, property and professional services.

“Increased infrastructure projects and a property market boom in both residential and commercial is leading to high growth rates and employment opportunities in both construction and property,” says Jonathon, adding, “digital and cyber revolutions are also increasing demand for professional services such as consulting, legal, accounting and specialised technology areas.”

It’s good news for those seeking something different this year, with a wealth of employment opportunities on the rise, especially for those with senior to mid-level experience. As well as being the base of government, our city boasts a strong private sector, which already makes up over 50 percent of the job market.

“Currently, Canberra is offering some great opportunities across most industries within the city,” says Jonathon. “Senior to mid-level experience is in demand and employers will be looking to offer both flexible temporary contracts as well as permanent ones.”

If you’re looking to make the move from abroad, Canberra employers want to hear from you.

“Many employers are looking globally to fill in-demand roles,” adds Jonathon. “New Zealand and the United Kingdom are two major hubs that employers are targeting to attract quality talent.”

For more information on Michael Page and their opportunities, you can visit their website.






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