Frequently asked questions

What kind of people are we looking for?

At WIS, our people are the key to our success. We are looking for people who have the right skills, experiences and attitude for success and who display the behaviours we value (our STARS). So apply now if you have the right background and are committed to:

  • SAFETY. Together we ensure a safe working environment for all, we never ignore a safety problem
  • TEAMWORK. We act in the best interest of the whole organisation, help each other and seek and value ideas from everyone
  • ACCOUNTABILTY. We do what we say, we measure our results with facts and won’t make excuses
  • RESPECT. We display respect for each other, for the communities in which we operate and we obey the law.
  • SERVICE. We provide, measure and recognise excellent service and encourage feedback from our customers and suppliers

What should I include in my resume?

Your resume should accurately reflect your skills, experiences and achievements. As a guide, your resume should include the following information:

    • Your Contact details: It is important to list all possible contact details including a mobile number and your email address, as our main form of communication will be via email.
    • Work experience: Provide an overview of your employment experience by listing job titles and dates of all positions held. For each role, highlight your duties / responsibilities, technologies and systems used. Where you may not have lots of relevant experience, feel free to include any relevant volunteer work or extracurricular activities that will demonstrate your transferrable skills.
    • Achievements: Listing your key achievements will provide us with an indication of your success in previous roles. Achievements can refer to completion of major projects, deployment of successful initiatives or any other activity you are proud of having accomplished professionally.
    • Education & Training: Include details of formal education and / or any professional development undertaken. We are also interested in any relevant certifications, accreditations, licenses and membership of professional associations.
    • Working rights: This is useful in clarifying your work rights if you are not a permanent resident. Details of holiday visas and other work restrictions need to be included if applicable, and you may also be required to provide proof of your residency status (Visa and Passport) if you are successful through the interview process.
    • References: If your application progresses to the reference checking stage, you will be asked to provide details of at least two relevant and recent referees which you can either include upfront in your resume, or you can provide them upon request.

What happens during the recruitment and selection process and how long does it take?

Our recruitment process involves a range of steps that will help us determine your suitability for the role.  The steps may include a telephone interview, a face to face interview (some roles may require two interviews), aptitude test (including a personality questionnaire), a pre-employment medical and reference checks.

The timeframes for selecting the best applicant for each vacancy may vary depending on a range of factors however we will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

What training is provided to new starters?

The WIS induction program is made up of a number of components and aims to help you enjoy a smooth transition into the WIS workplace as well as into the broader Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety Division. It also aims to increase your understanding of the business and provide an overview on crucial safety and other workplace practices.

Your induction commences prior to you commencing work with a New Starter kit sent to you as part of your offer of employment. The New Starter kit contains basic information about working at WIS.

Within the first moments of you joining the team, your manager will spend time with you and provide you with the tools and resources to ensure your success as a valued member of the team.