First Grade partners with business and industry to deliver game-changing recruitment and workforce development solutions. We bring our specialist sector and regional expertise to all of our relationships, working with clients across Australia to deliver exceptional results. From high demand labour hire to high level permanent placements, we’re motivated by the needs of our clients and candidates. We know talent when we see it and we know where to find it.
We are an established provider of highly skilled, First Grade candidates for leading organisations throughout Australia. We support the specialist temporary and permanent recruitment needs of multiple clients across diverse industry sectors. Our extensive industry knowledge and flexible approach allows us to tailor packages that best suit our clients’ business needs and structure.
Our team delivers the highest service levels with an honest, hands-on approach. We work closely with successful businesses and talented professionals across a variety of industries. Our founders and directors and very much involved in our day-to-day client service and operations. They are proactive to our clients’ needs and offer flexibility as projects develop and business objectives change.
Our clients and candidates both benefit from First Grade’s strong team culture. We’ve built our business on the strengths of our relationships and today, they remain at the heart of everything we do. By recognising talent and valuing our relationships, we have become a key partner for companies and professionals across Australia’s public and private sectors.
We embrace the philosophy that high performing people create high performing businesses. This belief continues to underpin our approach to excellence in client service and candidate performance.
We share your commitment to safety and zero lost time injuries. Protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our team, and yours, will always be our first priority. Working together, we want to ensure that everyone gets home safely, every day.
As a proudly majority owned and operated Indigenous enterprise - and Supply Nation registered supplier - we value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, culture and communities.
We are committed to helping close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and actively encourage talent diversity. We support Australian businesses to develop and implement Indigenous employment programs and deliver on their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) commitments. Through our own Indigenous Participation Plan, First Grade is committed to helping Indigenous people find and retain work, and prosper in the workplace. By supporting Australian Indigenous job seekers, we want to help reduce employment dropout rates and ensure that Indigenous people are trained and recognised for excellence in Australian workplaces.
Fair Work Australia (FWA) granted approval of First Grade‘s own Enterprise Agreement on 9 June 2015. The existence of First Grade Recruitment Collective Agreement has provided our business with profit stability and streamlined our payroll processes.
First Grade has the ability to pay our candidates under our instrument to pay rates that are appropriate to your industry and current market conditions. This provides your business with a distinct advantage to non EA labour hire firms.
Formula FG is a proudly Australian entity created through the collaboration of First Grade Group and Formula Interiors to offer the benefit of over 50 years’ experience in construction, coupled with the ability to recruit, deploy and manage the best human resources. We are involved in every aspect of construction, refurbishment, and maintenance, and offer a national operation with offices and staff in three states, with the resources, capacity and people-power to handle any job, big or small, anywhere around Australia.
We strive for high performance at all levels—within our own team and in our candidates to ensure the continued growth and success of our clients’ operations.
"I have been utilizing First Grade Recruitment as the primary labour/ operator/ tradesman provider for 12 months and due to the high level of service they have provided I feel confident with endorsing them to any company operating within the Civil and Construction Industry."Glen Scholl - Project Manager
"Vantage Holdings have used this labour company on several of our projects and found them to be responsible, reliable with skilled labourers keen to work. We have no hesitation in recommending First Grade Recruitment for any other projects in the future."Maureen Bourke - Project Manager | Vantage Holdings
"First Grade was contacted to supply operators several times with very short notice and not once did they fail to deliver the right people within the required time frames."Steven Giles - Superintendent | Ostwald Bros
"First Grade have successfully engaged building trades, mechanical, electrical and general labour. They have also assisted in supplying sub-contractors to assist in keeping construction on schedule. First Grade have a great understanding of the skills and personality traits required to be successful in the construction sector."Brad Young - Site Manager | Mainbrace Constructions
"First Grade...take their time in insuring the personnel they have sent are working well for the tasks and activities required on site. If the labour is not up to par they are willing to ensure that the position is filled with a person that fits. They don’t do the hard sell, they know that their service is good...leaving us more time to manage our programs and projects."Darren Fogelis - Foreman | Mainbrace Constructions
"Easy to deal with, professional & no BS. You won’t be disappointed."Andrew Mohr - Project Manager | Public Sector