Starting out his career as a qualified Civil Engineer in South Africa and the UK, Neil developed strong site based technical experience working for Tier 1 Contractors on large scale civil engineering projects. He found the transition to construction recruitment seamless as he can relate easily to industry professionals and subsequently spent 20 years working for only 2 recruitment agencies where he specialised in the Building Construction & Property sectors. This stable employment background provided him a network of repeat business and a solid foundation to fulfill his ambition of owning his own recruitment business, Infracon Australia.
Neil’s nationwide network covering the Building and Property sectors, allows him to service the entire property lifecycle from front end client-side organisations, through design development, construction delivery and maintenance. Neil believes in doing what he says he’s going to do, he operates with integrity, honesty, professionalism and goes the extra mile to ensure his clients and candidates are provided with the best recruitment service they’ll ever experience.
As a co-founder of Infracon Australia, Mike brings 20 years of construction industry experience, and over 10 years of infrastructure recruitment experience across Australia providing technical professionals in the civil, mechanical, electrical, and SMP sectors predominantly.
Since arriving in Australia in 2010, Mike’s reputation has been built on delivering a highly personable service, a genuine desire to understand the client and candidate requirements to achieve the best long-term fit and a style that is often described as down-to-earth, humble and authentic.
With a technical background in design, Mike has a keen interest in the design and construction of infrastructure projects with his knowledge developed in the market allowing him to thoroughly engage and understand his clientele, which in turn enables Mike to find that suitable fit.
Like the name suggests, Infracon Australia specialises in Infrastructure & Construction technical recruitment to the Building, Civil Engineering and Property sectors. We cover the entire industry life-cycle servicing organisations with professional personnel on the client-side, though the design process, construction delivery and ongoing maintenance. In addition to providing technical personnel to these organisations we provide Business Support personal too.
After being in WA for less than a couple of days, Neil came to me highly recommended by a mutual acquaintance. I cannot recommend Neil highly enough. Neil worked quickly and professionally to get me an interview. After having reservations about the speed at which things were moving, Neil's reassurance and knowledge of the local construction market helped me secure employment in a very slow market. Well done Neil I really appreciate your help.
Mike has recruited for Delaney Civil over the last 2,5 years and has developed a strong understanding of our way of working, company culture and pays close attention to key indicators that result in a good fit for our business. He has a good understanding of what we do and has an approach that seeks results without being intrusive. I’d recommend Mike as an expert recruiter with excellent market knowledge and personable manner about him.
Neil is a very competent and professional recruitment agent who can find the right match for employers and candidates irrelevant of the seniority. Neil has great connections with large reputed firms right across Australia. He carries out a lot of due diligence prior to engaging employees into new companies. My colleagues and I have dealt with him in the past and are very happy with the outcomes
Thank you for all your hard work and professional assistance/support. I got this job myself - I believe. But I was only able to do so because you got me on their radar and hence my foot in the door. I know that three other recruiters told me they approached this company on my behalf and since joining the team here, I've been told that you were the only person who actually did contact them for me. So, in my book - you're honest, you do what's in a candidate's best interests and you move quickly, yet diligently. They are the qualities I look for in my network and you are someone I take my hat off to. Thanks again
I can highly recommend Neil’s recruitment services. His effort in securing that much needed 1st interview and the follow up communication is second to none...”
Mike is a great Recruiter with a good eye for matching the right candidate with the right role. Mike's enthusiasm and willingness to help is invaluable. He is excellent at reading your skills and personality and thorough in communicating the needs of his clients. His professionalism and knowledge help create the win-win situation for all parties involved. I have no hesitation in further recommending Mike.
My first encounter with job opportunities in Australia was with Neil Cruickshank, since then we have come a long way, both as a professional recruiter & someone I can talk to. He managed to get me employment in the first month when I arrived in Perth, his wide contacts & experience is paramount to his success, followed up by his valuable advice. I regard him as an asset to any organisation he is working on behalf of.”
Mike has supported me in my recent transition into a new role. He has got this great understanding of what the business needs, securing right candidates for the role and supporting the process throughout, with regular follow up and feedback to both sides. I highly recommend Mike to anyone who wants to make a career move.
I have to say you have serviced us well this year with the great employees you have found us. Thank you.”
I would highly recommend Mike recruiting services. Mike has been very helpful, extremely professional and has excellent market knowledge.