Since our launch as specialist staffing organisation in 1986, SThree has grown organically and now employs 2,800 people in more than 40 offices across the world. One of the SThree offices, which can be proud of its own success and its diverse work culture, is our Sydney office, which opened in 2008 and has been growing ever since.
We asked our local team why they are so proud of their office, love living in Australia and why they haven’t looked back since joining our Sydney team.
Why Australia? Why Sydney?
A career within our Sydney team comes with a great variety of benefits. From your desk, you can enjoy a fantastic view of Darling Harbour, you can enjoy picturesque lunch breaks, and for lovers of the great outdoors, Australia is one of the world's top destinations.
Sydney is also home to some of the finest and most famous beaches in the world. Beyond that, our Sydney office prides itself on its vibrant, fun, diverse, and supportive work culture where everyone is supported to achieve their career goals. The opportunities to develop your career and grow on a personal and professional level are endless.
Your personal growth and career progression
Andrew Sully, Regional Director of SThree specialist brand Progressive Recruitment in Sydney, has been with the company for 13 years and knows about the career development opportunities available.
“I was given the opportunity to work across various industries including banking, insurance, IT, construction, oil, gas and mining, and engineering during my time at SThree. I’m very lucky to work for an organisation that allowed me to set up and develop new trading divisions and built an extensive executive network in the process,” says Andrew.
Andrew moved to Australia eight years ago to help set up the local office and since then he has not only continued to support his clients with their business and investment strategies but also surrounded himself with a diverse and successful team.
“Internal mobility has been key to SThree's growth and they offer you the opportunity to move office and even country as you grow your career with the Company. They want you to share in the opportunities that growth offers and they want their people to develop with them and pursue their career goals, whatever they might be," explains Andrew.
In 2015, SThree relocated over 50 employees as they moved into new roles around the globe. We’ve also seen the successful transition of recruiters into some of our Support Services Teams including Global Talent, Learning and Development, Project Management and IT.
Since his latest career move, Andrew hasn’t stood still. He has recently moved to another one of SThree’s specialist brands and moved office. He will continue to establish his reputation as an expert in his industry and market.
Three promotions in three years
One of Andrew’s colleagues at Progressive Recruitment, Manager Iain MacHattie, also has an inspiring career progression story to tell.
“I joined SThree Australia as a Rookie three years ago. I always have been extremely motivated and it’s been always very important to me to treat my colleagues and my clients with respect. I think this helped me climb the career ladder and grow on a personal level," says Iain.
By delivering a brilliant service, Iain was promoted three times in his three years with SThree, moving up from Rookie to Consultant to Manager.
Both Iain and Andrew are great examples of what’s possible in the Sydney office, which currently brings together 50 employees under one roof. Throughout the entire company, we’ve seen people progress from entry-level positions to senior positions time and time again, something that our Senior Management are very proud of.
CEO of SThree, Gary Elden OBE says, “I honestly believe we are a meritocratic business and you’re judged on what you put in. I believe that you can start in this company, and if you have the right core values that we’re looking for, and you want the opportunity then there are no limits to what you can achieve, irrespective of your background.”
If you are interested in finding out more about what a career with SThree Australia can offer you, drop Herprit an email at [email protected].