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  • Why is the Engineering market plagued with skills shortages?

    Why is the Engineering market plagued with skills shortages?

    The demand for skilled engineers across Australia is no new topic. In fact, according to the University of New South Wales, there are around 18,000 vacant engineering positions every single year.

    As infrastructure projects continue to pop up throughout the country, this demand is significantly outgrowing the available supply of trained professionals.

    "Demand from industry completely outstrips supply, and that demand is not slowing," explained Mark Hoffman, Dean of Engineering at UNSW. "In fact, it has doubled in the past decade."

  • From Rookie to Recruiter in Sydney, Australia

    From Rookie to Recruiter in Sydney, Australia

    The recruitment industry can be a difficult market to break into and that’s why Progressive Global Energy (GE) has made serious investments over the last 18 months to improve our training programs for new employees. Our new training program assists rookie recruiters in getting up to speed. As a rookie you’ll spend your first few months gaining a deep understanding of how to recruit, while also acquiring a high level of knowledge across a given industry.

  • Investing in the Future

    Investing in the Future

    At Progressive GE, our success depends on the fact that we know the industries in which we work inside and out. It also depends on the fact that we invest in our people, at whatever stage they are at, in their career. Read on to find out about one such case.

  • Who is producing the most renewable energy?

    Who is producing the most renewable energy?

    Last week it was reported that within the UK, solar power eclipsed coal power over a month for the first time.

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  • Who has become the new global leader in renewable energy spending?

    Who has become the new global leader in renewable energy spending?

    2015 was a milestone year for recording the countries leading the way in investment into renewable energy. Just 10 years ago global investment in renewable energy amounted to $72 billion compared with 2015’s figures of $286 billion. Much of this rise can be attributed to the growth of rapidly developing countries where renewable energy markets are becoming much more attractive for potential investors. 

  • Why we champion talent

    Why we champion talent

    Progressive GE has a set of core values that we consistently work at upholding amongst our staff. These values not only affect how we run our business, but also how we treat our candidates and clients.

  • Why now is the time for executive hiring

    Why now is the time for executive hiring

    When oil prices first plunged in the summer of 2014, no one expected them to continue to be at rock bottom two years later. But “lower for longer” is exactly what happened.

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  • Why continuous professional development should be your top career priority

    Why continuous professional development should be your top career priority

    In a fast paced and constantly evolving industry such as IT, it's never been more important to keep your skillset up to date and prove to recruiters your hunger for new opportunities. But we're not talking solely about seminars and training courses.

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  • What’s hot in renewables?

    What’s hot in renewables?

    The climate conference in Paris late last year threw the spotlight once again on the role of renewables in bringing down global emissions. Almost 200 countries came together to agree on how to meet the challenge of turning the world into a green economy.

  • 10 steps to finding a new job

    10 steps to finding a new job

    Starting a new job search can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve been in your current role for a while.

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