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.
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 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 has recently assisted me in finding a position perfect for my needs. He is excellent at preparing you for your interview, is good at giving feedback and listens to what you want. I would highly recommend Neil if you are looking for a change in your career.
Mike has a very good understanding of the civil contracting industry and demonstrates a high level of commitment to satisfying my recruitment needs when requested. His communication during the recruitment process is excellent.
Since arriving in Brisbane from New Zealand, Neil took the time to understand and evaluate my qualifications for best fit into the Australian construction industry. There is definitely a difference in role responsibility's and Neil was fantastic in outlying these ahead of upcoming interviews. I felt very comfortable in the process and am now a Project Manager on a $23 mill new build which is a perfect fit thanks to Neil
I have set up a meeting with Mike well before touching ground on Perth in September 2011. In the meeting itself, Mike explained the Australian engineering markets and inspired a trace of hope. One month later, Mike set up an interview in Sydney for me. Although the trip did not materialize in anything, it showed that his service is extremely useful for immigrants who have low exposure to the Australian job market. Therefore, I would recommend his service, particularly if you are into roles with contractors.
Neil was brilliant - moved swiftly and professionally. He listened to what I wanted and target that goal. Appreciate your help Neil, thank you.
Mike is a really good recruitment consultant and spends a lot of time to get to know the candidate, their career history and career goals. He is very well switched on to the market and is extremely persistent and committed to continually searching the market and staying in regular contact with candidates to ensure he finds them the right role. A very personable style and I would recommend Mike to anyone looking in the market.