- October 19, 2017
- Cleantech, Energy, Hydrogen, Renewable Energy, What's New
Freshwater Group is an energy sector recruitment business operating across the whole of Australasia. We offer our customers a genuine partnership, enabling them to make the best decisions in their hiring and career choices. We use a rigorous and transparent process based on best-practice techniques, with robust and valid assessment at its heart. We ensure the people our clients interview not only have the necessary skills and experience, but that their natural behaviours are a great match for the role, the company and its culture.Find out more
We manage the entire process of sourcing, assessing and selecting great people for permanent or contracting roles right across the energy sector. Our recruitment process is professional and robust, and we apply it to every role we recruit for. Assessment is at the heart of this process, allowing us objectively to learn about people’s style and behaviour through psychometric assessment, ability testing, interviewing and referencing.
We offer assessment consultancy as a stand-alone service. Our clients use this, for example, to sample our assessment tool before they commit to the full recruitment process, assess a candidate they have sourced themselves or analyse the behaviours and traits of existing team members. Clients can use all of our assessment process or just one part of it. It is entirely modular and flexible enough to accomodate your specific needs.
We treat people as people, not commodities, always communicating openly, honestly and transparently, and always putting their interests first. That’s why our recruitment service, with its focus on robust, professional assessment, is as much about finding a great role for a person, as finding a great person for a role. We want our candidates to find roles that they thrive and succeed in – roles to which they are entirely suited.
Being an energy sector recruitment business we focus on those areas we believe will play an increasingly important role, such as low carbon emission and renewable energy generation; energy infrastructure, storage and management; and energy efficiency and disruptive clean technologies. In the past year all these areas have undergone incredible growth.
Global Electricity Generation Growth by 2040 – IEA
Renewables - 145%
Gas - 80%
Nuclear - 80%
Coal - 26%
Some of our recent successes
Getting into the right position
For us it’s all about getting you into the right position and ensuring for our clients that you are the perfect fit. (click on/select an image for more info)
Here are some of our latest news/blog posts. You can access more by going to the latest news section of this website.
What They Say
My experience with David was exceptional. The use of Skype for interviews, profile testing and timely feedback was very efficient. I'd like to thank David for his assistance in the whole process.
Roger McNamara, Electrician15 September 2017
David and Morgan from the Freshwater Group recruited me for my current position at Redback Technologies. I found them both very professional and friendly to deal with, and it was great doing an interview over Skype as we were in different cities. David helped me through the process, including after I had started in the new position. I'd highly recommend Freshwater, David and Morgan.
Daniel Hampton, Operations Manager27 June 2017
Excellent and very professional recruitment agent with a pleasant team of people.
Wil van Vorstenbosch, Director of Finance18 June 2017
I found the team at Freshwater Group to be very professional in all aspects pertinent to proactive recruitment. They have excellent insights across emerging industries and are building relevant contacts to match their target markets. At the same time, their humble nature has earned my respect as they draw a clear line about what they don't know and are happy to call that out rather than speculate with incorrect or false information. I would consider Freshwater Group for an effective, nimble and ethical search firm.
Joseph Raheb, General Manager Sales & Strategy23 April 2017
I found Freshwater Group to be very professional and helpful. The team were well versed in the client's activities and provided an insightful application process. A very positive experience.
Dean Tsilfidis, Electrical Engineer9 March 2017
Very thorough and friendly staff, good communication with the client and excellent feedback. A positive experience all round.
Evan Tims, CEC Design & Install Electrician3 February 2017
Very friendly and helpful team, excellent support and communications even after job placement. It was a very positive experience for me.
Saeid Veysi Raygani, Electrical Engineer3 March 2017
I'd like to sincerely thank you for considering me for the Electrical Engineer role. I'm sorry to hear that the decision did not go my way, but appreciate that the decision was a difficult one. I appreciate the care and thoroughness shown to me during the process. I'm impressed with your company, the way it conducts business, and it was a pleasure talking to you. Please kindly pass my gratitude to the rest of the team.
Basil Joseph, Electrical Engineer8 February 2017
I had the opportunity to work with David and his team earlier in the year and found their professionalism and attention to detail to be well above par in terms of recruitment services in Australia. At all times during the recruitment process I was well informed of the status of my application via strong communication from the team. I wouldn't hesitate engaging with Freshwater Group again, should the opportunity arise.
Rob Masefield, UX Designer30 December 2016
I had a positive experience working with Freshwater Group after applying for a role through LinkedIn. Morgan was particularly diligent and professional. I felt she was a genuine agent for Freshwater and for the company she was recruiting for. She kept communication lines open and seemed very honest about the situation with active assurance through the process. Meeting David was a pleasure. He was very thorough in giving background information on his client and retrieving information for his client to get the best picture. Though initially a little intimidating, the personality assessment taken before the interview is a very enlightening and valuable tool for gaining genuine applicants. Though I was not successful in the role, I believe Morgan and David acted professionally and with empathy. I would recommend this team for gaining quality work.
Zoe Baker, Graphic Designer7 November 2016
First and foremost you guys are truly professional and set very much apart from my experience with other recruiters. Superb!
Ian Turner, GM Software Development31 October 2016
As GM of a start up organization, I found David Young’s approach fresh and very thoughtful. His attention to service and details provided us with excellent candidates. He’s been a partner in hiring and also in the business.
Mike Haines, GM Sales & Marketing at Redback Technologies9 September 2016
David has redefined executive search in my eyes. Prior to utilising services from the Freshwater Group, in previous companies, the hiring of recruitment consultants rendered high fees and low quality deliverables. David, in contrast, takes his job personally, providing significant care in each engagement and delivering to a standard few hold themselves accountable to.