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.
Neil’s professionalism and tact helping through the transition from one workplace to another is worth commendation. Moving jobs can be a difficult time that requires sensitivity, confidentiality and confidence, all qualities which Neil has in spades.
If you are ready for your next move then Neil is the guy you want in your corner. I would highly recommend getting in touch with him before you go anywhere else
Mike has an comprehensive knowledge of the qualities required in people for the various positions in an organisation. This allows him to narrow down the search for the correct person for a position and therefore save time during the recruitment process.
Would highly recommend the services of Neil Cruickshank. Throughout the recruitment process Neil provided regular communication and prospective job updates together with an honest assessment of market conditions. Would certainly utilise the services of Neil for any possible future career change
I would highly recommend Mike recruiting services. Mike has been very helpful, extremely professional and has excellent market knowledge.
Neil provides an honest and equitable service that is not often seen in the recruitment industry. It has been a good experience working with him to date
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 experience in dealing with Neil was a very positive one. I found him to be knowledgeable about the industry and having great connections within the industry it gave me options for the next chapter in my career. He listened to what I wanted and chased down every opportunity which resulted in a great career position with a reputable company. I have no hesitation in recommending Neil’s services to help you progress in your career
I have dealt with Mike since late 2012 and he has always proven himself to be very professional and honest in all my dealings with him. Among all the recruiters that I have dealt with over the last 2 years of tough times in the WA market he has consistently given me good, solid advice and always had the perspective of the recruit in mind. He has successfully placed me once on a good project with good people and had a great feel as to whether the "fit was right".
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
Mike has assisted me over a number years with recruitment in our Construction and Engineering space. Mike has not only been professional and a pleasure to deal with, he has always provided us with quality candidates suited to our business.