"After working in the mining industry for eight years and holding a number of different jobs from being a Driller through to a Process Plant Supervisor, my wife and I decided we wanted to see if we could make a life for ourselves in Perth. In 2001 we moved from Newman in WA’s Pilbara to Perth with no real idea of what I might do.
I had thought about recruiting but didn’t really think anyone in Perth would take on someone that had absolutely no experience. I had a couple of months to find a job otherwise I was going to go back to mining and doing FIFO.
I responded to a Mining People ad looking for a Recruitment Administrator. I had no idea who Mining People were but after a bit of research I realised they were a good bunch to work for and was lucky enough to be offered the job.
I’ve been with MPi for over 14 years now and it has given me the most awesome opportunities, better than I could have imagined. I get to travel to mine sites all over Australia, I’ve lived in Brisbane for two and a half years, I’ve helped our clients recruit whole project teams right across Australia. It’s never dull. I’ve also completed an MBA, had three kids and every step of the way I’ve been supported by MPi. As a company we understand what family really means and that, yes, we need to work hard but we also need to take holidays, attend school sports carnivals and sometimes leave work to help sort out things like kids broken arms.
So the work life balance, the success, the hard work, the fun have made this a great journey so far.
Looking forward to the next 14 years."