Our Business

SKILLED is the largest provider of workforce solutions in Australia, employing over 50,000 workers a year.

As a well-established and trusted brand with national reach across all sectors, our core strength lies in partnering closely with clients over the long-term. We support our clients to improve workforce efficiency, enhance safety performance and increase productivity.

Our size and scope is reflected in the vast range of services we offer. These include both onshore and offshore total workforce management, flexible labour solutions and project-based workforce solutions including shut downs, installations and relocations. Our branch network includes over 80 local and regional offices across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Malta and the United Arab Emirates.

An integral part of our client offering is safety leadership, which is supported by our excellent safety record. Our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees is our first and most important value.  To meet the wider needs of our clients, SKILLED has broad expertise in industrial relations, information and reporting systems and employee management. This allows us to create total solutions for clients seeking improved flexibility and productivity and a reduction in associated workforce costs.

SKILLED has a strong commitment to meeting Australia’s future skills needs. As one of the largest employers of apprentices and trainees in the country, we are proud to employ more than 1,000 young trainees. SKILLED is committed to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous people and is currently employing more than 500 Indigenous Australians. 

On 16th October 2015 SKILLED was acquired by Programmed Maintenance Services Limited.

SKILLED Group Limited is officially certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems international standard. This multi-site certification recognises our commitment to high quality processes and continuous improvement in the provision of workforce solutions and labour resources on a casual/supplementary, temporary, permanent, contract and project basis.

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Our Business Segments

Workforce Services

SKILLED Workforce Services is the industry leader in specialised workforce solutions through the delivery of flexible labour and project based workforce solutions. 

Workforce Services is a people business specialising in blue collar trades. Accounting for approximately half of SKILLED Group’s total revenue, Workforce Services supports a broad range of industries including mining & resources, primary manufacturing, food & pharmaceuticals, automotive & machinery, transport & logistics, primary services, telecommunications, government and defence and utilities & infrastructure.

Technical Professionals

Our Technical Professionals business provides IT&T, executive, professional services, technical professionals and medically trained casual, contract and permanent staffing solutions.  

Our main brands within this segment include:

SWAN Contract Personnel: SWAN is well known for its long-standing presence in the professional, technical and engineering recruitment industry. Specialising in the Oil & Gas and Mining industries, SWAN has a strong track record in providing project management, engineering and project support labour into onshore and offshore oil and gas, petrochemicals, mineral and infrastructure projects.

Mosaic Recruitment: Mosaic specialises in sourcing, carefully assessing and placing professional IT, Government and business support staff at all levels.

PeopleCo: PeopleCo provides local people for local business, focusing primarily on small and medium businesses, providing local people to deliver temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

Nursing Australia: Nursing Australia is a national leader in providing staffing solutions to the healthcare industry across Australia. Nursing Australia supports over 40,000 nursing and healthcare professionals with flexible work opportunities, structured to suit their individual needs.

Engineering and Marine Services                                                                                   

Engineering and Marine Services provides contract maintenance and engineering services as well as offshore marine staffing, vessel chartering and management services.

Our primary business units within this segment are:

ATIVO: ATIVO is a leading provider of specialist maintenance and project services to the mining, manufacturing, maritime, industrial and energy resource sectors. ATIVO works closely with SKILLED Workforce Services to deliver projects and capital works, whole of life maintenance services (installations, commissioning, operations and production), decommissioning and infrastructure maintenance, shutdowns, outages, relines and turnarounds.

Thomas & Coffey: Thomas & Coffey’s maintenance operations became part of SKILLED Group in February 2014. Thomas & Coffey provides a broad range of maintenance and asset management services to the manufacturing, mining, heavy industry and utilities sectors.

SKILLED Offshore: SKILLED Offshore is a leading provider of marine, drilling and construction personnel to the oil and gas industry. With offices in Australia, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America, SKILLED Offshore provides a global solution for large, complex and technically challenging oil and gas projects.

Offshore Marine Services Alliance (OMSA): OMSA is principally engaged in the provision of tugs and barges and associated services to the Gorgon Project in North-West Australia.