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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-15/the-battle-to-keep-women-in-mining/10118930 This is an interesting article that shows the Mining Industry has come along way in terms of gender diversity, however there is a way to go in terms of retention. At Alchemy we’re proud to partner with a number of leaders within the Industry. Companies that are taking real steps to improve diversity within […]

Surge in permanent roles signals mining recovery    

ARC is proud to announce that we have agreed to a new partnership with Gryphon Consulting.  Gryphon Consulting are a leading Health and Wellness provider who will provide support to any ARC staff members that require assistance. At ARC we take the health and well-being of our contractors very seriously. We hope that this new […]

Interesting article showing that despite the industry slow down in recent years there is still a critical shortage for Mining Engineers within the resources sector. With limited numbers of new grads coming through the situation isn’t likely to improve in the short term. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-10/australia-facing-critical-shortage-of-mining-engineers/9851142    

Alchemy Recruitment Consulting is pleased to advise that we have applied to become a licensed Labour Hire provider in QLD under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017. You can view our application at https://ols.oir.qld.gov.au/applications-register/. For further information about this please contact the ARC team on 1300 895 388.

Here are some tips and tricks on how to write a cover letter from our friends over at Career Cartel:  http://www.careercartel.com.au/insiders-guide-cover-letters

We recently asked Tim Dive from Internal Employment Partnering (www.internalemployment.com.au) to share a few tips for job searchers. This is what he had to say: There is just one, single most important (and most difficult) concept to grasp when you’re actively searching the job market for your next role. Understanding it, and applying it to […]

I came across this article yesterday and it has some great advice for jobseekers that have been unemployed. One of the points they highlight is to keep being productive. This can be through further study, volunteering, home renovations, etc. I feel it’s really important to show the potential employer that you have been making the […]

Alchemy Recruitment Consulting is proud to be sponsoring Lliam (Buster) Molan of the Queensland side for the 2015 AFL U16 National Championships. We welcome the opportunity to support Buster in his sporting endeavours and wish him all the best in his aim for selection in the U16 Australian team. We encourage everyone to cheer on […]

In response to some bad experiences that candidates have had with Recruiters and lack of success in applying for jobs I drafted this open letter to job seekers. Dear Job Seeker, Sorry to hear about your lack of success in your job search. Every recruiter would love to place you into a position if they […]


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“Nick has assisted us in sourcing a number of contract OCEs. I’ve found him and Alchemy’s systems and online time sheeting very easy to deal with. All the candidates that he has presented have been of a high quality and I can trust Nick to know what I’m looking for and his guys to be able to fit into the team well. I would recommend Nick’s services to anyone looking to secure high calibre mining personnel."

Mining Superintendent - BMA Coal

“I have worked with Forrest as a colleague and as a client and have always found his work to be of highest standard. Forrest has a lot of experience within recruitment environments and in particular has a high level of knowledge of the Mining and Resources sector."

Advisor Resourcing - BMA Coal

“I've had the opportunity to work alongside Forrest as well as seek out his services as a supplier. Forrest's knowledge of mining operations particularly in Queensland Coal, I've found to be second to none. It's this intimate knowledge and understanding that gives Forrest the edge when working on critical positions I need filled for my internal clients' operations."

Advisor Resourcing - BMA Coal

“Forrest was very professional in the way that he handled a new position that i was looking for, with me in Perth (+ doing a FIFO roster) and Forrest in Brisbane he worked very hard at advising & arranging site visits for me to the Bowen Basin, his knowledge of the mining industry it amazing and would recomend him to others that i know to contact him in regards to positions on the East coast in the mining industry.”

Drill & Blast Engineer – Anglo American Metallurgical Coal

“Forrest assisted me in securing a position at Runge Ltd. During the process Forrest at all times conducted himself in a very professional manner. I always felt that he had my best interests at heart and that he was really interested in my needs for my professional development and career. Forrest communicated to me on a continuous basis and I never had to wonder what the status of my application was.”

Principal Consultant - Runge

“CS Energy has engaged Alchemy Recruitment on a number of occasions, and in my specific dealings with Nick, I have found him to be most professional and thorough in his research. Nick demonstrates a solid understanding of the mining and resources sector. He is a ‘fountain of knowledge’ in this space and this is most evident in the strong candidates he submits for application. I also note the emphasis he places on quality rather than quantity. Nick is responsive in his approach, he follows up when required (to a satisfactory level) and he has a proven ability to deliver on his promise, in terms of meeting the agreed timeframes and managing our expectations as the client.”

People and Culture Advisor, CS Energy

“Over the past year Alchemy has become a valued recruitment partner and have consistently presented high calibre candidates in short time frames for a variety of positions. Some of these have included a senior estimator for our Western Australia operations and a project manager in Queensland. Alchemy deliver cost effective recruitment solutions alongside a high level of industry knowledge and a genuine interest in finding the right candidate for the requirements of the position and the company culture. York Civil understands that quality people make an organisation what it is and Nick from Alchemy was first-rate in the service he provided .”

HR Supervisor, York Civil

“I wanted to take the time to thank Nick from Alchemy for the high level of professional assistance he has provided me whilst I have been with Downer. I am always grateful to agencies who follow the strict Downer process and work with the internal recruiters for the best candidates and service which we are looking for from a recruitment company.”

Recruitment Advisor, Downer EDI Mining