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Reviews by Swire graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.2GradAustralia surveyed 5 graduates working at Swire. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 5 responses.
- Variety of roles and experience while progressing in the same organisation.
- The people are excellent to work with, the variety of work is exciting, and the respect for my role has been phenomenal making it much easier to successfully work.
- Diversity of experience, exposure to high level management, accelerated responsibility, endless opportunities to learn.
- Diverse and interesting projects to work on!
- One of the best and worst things is the requirement to move cities/ countries in line with opportunities in the company. This has resulted in some fantastic experiences in new cities, but can also be disruptive to life outside of work.
- The worst (and also the best) thing about working for Swire is the travel. Changing roles and locations every 12-18 months can be unsettling, but if you embrace it, it can be very rewarding.
- Having a longish commute (offices are not in the CBD, usually in industrial areas)- so not too much to complain about really!
What insiders say about…
Responsible for scheduling 18 road trains and 48 drivers. Joint responsibility for fleet safety, compliance, servicing and fatigue.
The culture within the office is quite good, but on site there are definitely challenges to be faced in terms of outlook, communication and morale of the workforce. It is a very flat structure, but often times each site operates at it's own level which may lead to issues for the broader business. Site teamwork is really strong, but socially there are definitely aspects missing.
I was hired following Psychometric Assessments, a recorded Video Interview, a one on one Skype interview, and then a face to face interview.
I was asked questions around why I chose this company, what I thought I could bring, what my skills were, where I see my strongest personal and leadership skills, and what my weaknesses were. Very personality focused, which allowed an assessment of my strengths in teamwork and problem solving.
It is quite an intense recruitment process, but the support from the hiring manager was sensational. My tips would be - know your strengths and weaknesses, and what you would bring to the company. Come prepared to every stage with your own questions, treat the interview as a conversation for them and for you - make sure it's the right company for you! And most of all, be relaxed and honest with every answer.
The work hours vary between companies and positions. In an operations role you may be working 10+ a day quite consistently, whereas in a head office environment you would be expected to do less. How you work those hours is very flexible though, which allows for a better work life balance.
The pay is quite competitive, and there are plenty of allowances due to the relocation requirements of the position.
All relocation expenses are covered, and transport (a car) is also provided where necessary.
As a graduate MT you are very fortunate to have access to senior managers from day 1. They make it their business to help and support you throughout your career at Swire.
Training programs are primarily on the job with additional training programs as you start to lead teams.
Promotion opportunities are encouraged and the company tries to meet your development goals.
There is a commitment to diversity, however this is yet to be completely reflected in the workforce (although this may be due to the industries in which the company operates).
Swire is committed to CSR. I personally have worked on a mixture of safety and sustainability projects, which massively benefit the environment and the people we work with
Office space is good. The dress code is standard office - with some uniform items provided which makes it easy in deciding what to wear! The office also has casual Fridays. The location is in an industrial area - so there is not much outside/around the site.
The group has a sustainable development fund which can be used to finance sustainability projects. Within the company there is also an energy efficiency manager who comes up with strategies to increase energy efficiency in the business.Join us to bookmark!
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