Applying for a Job

Jobs at Centrogen

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Centrogen. We have put together some information about our recruitment and selection process as well as some tips to help you get your application noticed.

  • Centrogen Website – You may apply for any advertised position using the Job Application Form on this website.
  • Expression of Interest – If you have not seen an advertised position but would like express your interest for working for us, you can send your resume to [email protected]
  • SEEK – All vacant positions are advertised on SEEK. You can conduct a search for Centrogen vacancies by typing ‘Centrogen’ in the search criteria.
  1. Include a Cover Letter – This may not be an essential requirement for all of our roles but where indicated that a cover letter is required, this is a short and specific letter that accompanies your application for the purpose of introducing yourself and highlights your key skills and experience as they relate to the role.
  2. Concise Resume – Your resume should include the following information in a clear and concise format;
    Personal details: Full name, address, phone number and email address
    Summary: A summary of your skills and experience relevant to the role you are applying for
    Employment history: Positions held, dates of employment and duties performed
    Referees: The details of at least two referees who held positions as your direct Manager or Supervisor in a role relevant to the one you are applying for.
  3. Position Description – This document provides you with an overview of the requirements of the role and provides you with valuable insight in the skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for.
  4. Selection Criteria – Key selection criteria contained in the position description provides you with the information to enable you to consider the qualities, skills and knowledge you will need to have for the position and enables the selection panel better insight into your suitability for the role through your responses.

Key selection criteria contained in the position description provides you with the information to enable you to consider the qualities, skills and knowledge you will need to have for the position and enables the selection panel better insight into your suitability for the role through your responses.

While not required of most roles, if you are required to address selection criteria with your application, you should:

  • Demonstrate capability by providing evidence of how you meet the selection criteria;
  • Provide specific details and examples; and
  • Where possible, include an indicator of success or a result.

 

An easy way to do this is to use the STAR model – that is:

Situation – Provide a brief outline of the situation or setting
Task – Outline what you did
Approach or Action – Outline how you did it
Result – Describe the outcomes

The information you provide in your application is assessed on how well your knowledge, skills and abilities meet the requirements of the position. You should familiarise yourself with the essential and desirable criteria in the advertisement, and ensure that you clearly demonstrate these in your application.

During your interview you will be asked you a range of pre-determined questions. Be sure to familiarise yourself with the skills, knowledge and attributes required for the role and be prepared to expand on the points you raised in your written application. After the interview, the selection panel will assess your suitability for the role based on your interview and written application.

The interview also provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions to get a better understanding of the role and to determine whether you are the right person for the job and if the job is right for you.

We will complete reference checks for the preferred applicant/s. You should provide details of at least two recent Managers or Supervisors who can support your claims in regards to your skills, experience, qualifications and abilities.

All new employees are required to satisfactorily pass a pre-employment medical. This will be arranged and paid for by us for you to attend a clinic near to you and you will be informed of the steps you will need to take.

The successful candidate will be informed as soon as practical after the appointment decision has been made and all unsuccessful applicants will be informed in writing via email.

Upon starting work you will complete safety, compliance and project specific inductions and training such as:

  • Corporate Induction
  • Work Health, Safety & Environmental Induction
  • Workplace Induction
  • Bullying & Harassment Awareness Training
  • Environmental Awareness Training
  • Asbestos Awareness Training
  • Code of Conduct Training
  • Project Specific Inductions

 

In addition to these, you may also have the opportunity to complete accredited training according to branch needs, which may include any of the following:

  • Conduct Tractor Operations
  • Units of competency requirements for obtaining your Commercial Operators Licence
  • Safely Access Rail Corridor
  • Fatigue Management
  • Rail Industry Worker
  • Rail Corridor Protection Officer
  • Protection Officer

A probationary period of either three or six months will apply (depending on your position) before being appointed on a permanent basis.