Schindler Lifts Australia is part of the Schindler Group, one of the top elevator companies in the world, spanning 100 countries with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. Founded in Switzerland in 1874, we are one of the largest suppliers of new elevators, escalators and moving walkways in Australia today, employing over 1,100 employees who design install, service and modernise urban transport systems for almost every building type. Our present-day success is driven by our commitment to core values, combined with our key strengths of creativity and innovation to produce intelligent solutions in response to customer needs.
We believe that our inclusive culture, which values diversity of thought, background and experience is a major contributor to our company’s success. We do not compromise on the safety and health of those who use our products and work for our business. We strive for the highest standards of safety and health performance. We take a long-term view on the development of our people and ensure all our employees are the most highly trained in the industry. Through our Cadet and Apprenticeship programs you will have access to a wide range of learning including technical training, business and leadership training and soft skill development.
At Schindler you can pursue a career in a wide range of roles from mechanical to technical; administrative to financial; managerial and more. Schindler also offer opportunities to apply for open positions internationally, with the possibility of significant personal and professional growth. The opportunities are endless.
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With offices in over 100 countries, more than 60,000 employees worldwide and over 1,100 employees spread across Australia, the Schindler Group is one of the world’s leading providers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Schindler has been a pioneer in vertical transportation since the company’s founding in 1874. Drawing on this strong culture and legacy of innovation, Schindler continues to drive forward new systems and technologies aimed at anticipating the world’s needs for future mobility and improving the quality of life in cities.
We have a large presence throughout Australia and our products can be found in shopping centres, universities, hospitals, major commercial buildings and lots of private homes. Our innovative products have been recognised by industry experts, with Schindler Australia being awarded multiple Elevator World Project of the Year awards.
At Schindler, we have a strong family culture and know how to take care of our employees. We have been recognised as an Employer of Choice at the Australian Business Awards for our commitment to recruitment, engagement and retention of employees for two years in a row.
It’s not just equipment we design but also software to make our products operate really efficiently. A great example is Schindler’s PORT Technology which enables smoother traffic management in buildings by reducing waiting times and congestion. Our Schindler Ahead digital services are paving the way for a new era of lift communication and management. Never before have we been able to offer such ground-breaking levels of reliability, transparency and uptime.
We are constantly looking for passionate and enthusiastic people with the energy and drive to build relationships and networks. At Schindler you will find a highly motivated and engaged working environment that lets you grow as an individual and allows you to plan your career.
With a strong commitment to training and people development we take a long-term view on the development of our people and ensuring all our employees are skilled to ensure our employees are the most highly trained in the industry. We identify your potential early and work with you to create a career plan to maximize your success in Schindler.
Schindler Australia offers a Cadet program to university graduates. The Cadetship is a permanent full-time two-year discipline specific program which offers the opportunity to develop both leadership and technical skills through a variety of structured and on-the-job learning opportunities. Schindler currently offer Cadetships in four disciplines: Project Management, Sales, Service and Engineering.
During the two-year Cadetship, Cadets receive hands-on experience, mentoring and a structured training and development plan. Cadets have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities which include:
- Induction program
- Discipline rotations
- Soft skills and technical training
- Leadership development
- Business skills
Schindler provide a supportive environment, with an opportunity for Cadets to work in several different roles during a rotational schedule. As a Cadet you will be exposed to all parts of the business. You can expect to manage important projects and play a significant role in a department or team. You will develop valuable skills, be challenged and learn to think on your feet in a range of professional environments all to develop you into a future leader.
Schindler Australia’s apprenticeship program has been running for over 30 years and we currently have over 80 apprentices in our program. Our Program involves rotations through our various departments and ensures that you will gain exposure to a wide range of electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications disciplines, to ultimately become a licensed Electrician. These include:
- Construction - where we install new lifts and escalators – this is where you will be working on building sites and physically helping to install our products. You will generally work on the same site for several weeks or even months.
- Modernisations - where we remove old equipment and replace it with new – this is where you will usually be working in commercial buildings and helping to remove old equipment and replace it with new – again this usually takes several months.
- Service and Repairs - where we keep the lifts, escalators and moving walkways continually running and it is much more dynamic. You will be carrying out a regular maintenance schedule which could be at a shopping centre servicing a goods lift, then you might move to the airport to work on a moving walkway and next could be an office building.
We have a success rate of over 95% of apprentices not only completing their trade but deciding to continue their careers within the Schindler Group. If you work hard and display a great attitude, once you’ve obtained your electrical licence, that’s when we will offer you a full-time permanent position either in Construction or Service and Repairs. It doesn’t stop there, we will keep training and developing you to be the best you can be. Should you choose, we will provide the opportunity to progress up the ladder to more senior positions with some apprentices taking career paths into technical, engineering, sales, operations and management roles.
The Schindler Apprentice intake begins in July each year and apprenticeships will commence in the following January. Our selection process involves specific testing in the areas of mathematical ability, mechanical and electrical reasoning and safety aptitude, an interview and finally a pre-employment medical. Individuals who possess a pre-apprenticeship Certificate II in Electrotechnology or have previous work experience in domestic/ commercial electrical or construction work have a greater chance of securing an apprenticeship with us.
Below is a guide to our Cadet application and assessment process.
1. Submit your application
Submit online application, CV, transcripts and right to work. Make sure you include details about work experience, education and extracurricular activities.
2. Complete an interview
Our dedicated recruitment team carefully consider all applications received and will look at a variety of aspects such as academic achievements, related work experience, extracurriculars or volunteer work as well as a good motivation and fit to our business. Selected candidates are invited to attend an interview.
3. Complete online psychometric testing
If you are successful you will receive a phone call from our recruitment team to progress you to our online psychometric testing. These assessments focus on your preferred work style and give us an insight into the role you best fit.
4. Commence Cadet Program
If you are successful you will receive a phone call from our recruitment team to offer you a position within our cadet program and provide you all the information you need to know about joining Schindler. You are then set to join the Schindler team!
Joining Schindler is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your existing skills in a large, global organisation. At Schindler, we have a great culture that is supportive and inclusive. You will have the opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally whilst working with a great bunch of people.
We offer job stability to our employees as we focus on promoting from within and foresee a growth trajectory of our business in the coming years.
Package includes a great annual salary, competitive bonus program, opportunity to access educational support, access to staff discount scheme, a wide variety of social activities – even a day off for your birthday for our office staff.
At Schindler, we believe that our inclusive culture, which values diversity of thought, background and experience, is a major contributor to our company’s success. We strive to ensure a working environment that is free from discrimination and provides employees with equal opportunities to grow and develop in their careers.
To support these aims, Schindler Lifts Australia supports several programs within our business to help foster an inclusive culture.
- Inclusive Champions of Change Leadership program, for senior managers to understand the meaning of inclusive leadership, what is needed to create an inclusive culture and how it can help them to achieve their business objectives and educating leaders on their unconscious bias.
- Partnership with St Yon’s Technical Trade school to encourage school aged students to enter trades, with an emphasis on encouraging girls in trades. This includes work experience placements and sponsorship of “try a trade” days.
- Women’s mentoring program, linked to the Inclusive Champions of Change Leadership to provide opportunities to women to develop their networks and gain mentoring opportunities from senior managers across the business.
“I was involved in the Courageous Careers program last year and was encouraged to take more risks and further develop my networking skills and work-life balance. When it comes to encouraging women in leadership roles, have confidence in your ability to deliver and embrace the qualities that make you unique”.
Tania Board, Project Engineer WA