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Recruitment Consultant | Building Services

Kim Wright

Kimberly is an experienced professional with a diverse background and a passion for creating meaningful connections. Recently relocating to Melbourne from Ireland, she brings with her extensive knowledge in Client Relationships and Customer Experience.

Kim strives for a seamless and positive interaction with every person she engages. Her supportive, perceptive approach not only helps individuals achieve their career goals but also to assist businesses in building highly-talented and resilient teams. She is extremely motivated and ready to make her mark here in Australia.

Kim Wright
Recruitment Consultant | Building Services
Recruitment Consultant | Business Services

Caitlin Wilcox

Caitlin is an experienced professional who has been working in Melbourne for over 2 years as a 360 Recruitment Consultant recruiting Business Support candidates within the Construction and Property space. Her background before this was working in Sales, Customer Service and Administration within the C&P industries.

She is a highly motivated and committed individual who invests in creating established and personalised relationships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With an aim to help people achieve their career goals and professional organisations build a stronger workforce, she provides a supportive, insight-led and positive experience.

Caitlin Wilcox
Recruitment Consultant | Business Services
Senior Recruitment Consultant | Business Services

Amy Woodrow

Amy is a Recruitment specialist with strong experience supporting Administrative candidates to achieve their career goals while simultaneously supporting clients to achieve their business objectives.

Amy prioritises supporting clients and candidates across a number of industries including construction and property, professional and financial services, and not for profit.

Amy will be helping to recruit across all industries covering all aspects of administration support including Receptionist, Team Administrator, Project Support, Office Manager, Executive Assistants and more.

Amy Woodrow
Senior Recruitment Consultant | Business Services
Recruitment Consultant | Construction

Alex Holden

Alex is an experienced professional having recently moved to Melbourne from Ireland bringing with her a wealth of knowledge in customer service and sales.

While she is new to the recruitment industry she is a driven, goal oriented individual who embraces challenges with passion and organisation. She has a natural flair for connecting with people and is excited to take her skills to the next level.
Alex Holden
Recruitment Consultant | Construction
Siobhan Barrett
Principal Consultant | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Siobhan Barrett

Siobhan has been with Aptus since late 2014 and is a passionate advocate for both her clients and candidates. With a decade in customer service before recruitment, she always strives to put people first, providing the highest level of value possible.

Her areas of focus cover Structural Consulting across buildings and infrastructure, incorporating Engineering, Drafting, Modelling, BIM and all things digital.

Siobhan is highly dedicated and passionate about her career and the industry as a whole. She believes having a strong understanding of the built environment, the latest projects and market changes is key to a successful career. She engages people with the utmost respect and integrity and holds developing long-lasting relationships to the highest degree.

Siobhan Barrett
Principal Consultant | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure
Laura Oswald
Office Manager | Accounting & Finance, HR & Business Support

Laura Oswald

Laura first joined Aptus as an Accounts Officer and has been an invaluable member of the team ever since. With a strong background from multiple Finance and Administrative roles in the last 9 years in the UK and Australia under her belt, Laura brings with her experience in the Engineering, Landscaping, SaaS and Production firms.

Laura’s strong passion for analysing just about anything, saving money where possible and her thorough understanding of finance and administration fuels Aptus’ operational services.

As of March 2022, Laura has been promoted to Office Manager, while overseeing all administrative and financial duties behind the scenes at Aptus HQ.

Laura Oswald
Office Manager | Accounting & Finance, HR & Business Support
Zach Warburton
Recruitment Consultant | Construction

Zach Warburton

Zach is an experienced Account Executive and Talent Acquisition Specialist, drawing from a career in Sales that began as a Business to Business Account Manager in Insurance. Zach has honed skills that now empower him in Recruitment, to identify and secure top-tier talent. His journey reflects a commitment to professional growth and a dedication to mastering both client engagement and candidate acquisition.

From initial client consultations to the execution of targeted recruitment campaigns, he navigates the landscape with a strategic mindset and a keen eye for talent. His passion extends beyond the placement, as he looks to provide a positive experience for candidates, aligning seamlessly with his broader goal of ensuring the best match between talent and opportunity.

Zach Warburton
Recruitment Consultant | Construction
Tom Murphy
Managing Director

Tom Murphy

Tom founded Aptus Personnel (Aus) in March 2010. The foundations of Aptus are a true reflection of Tom’s personality
– a friendly, open person with a genuine interest in the quality of service to people’s careers and the employers they choose.

Tom’s philosophy is “if we don’t provide the best environment, mature fun culture with true flexibility in working conditions, we simply don’t deserve to attract nor retain the leaders of our industry. Ultimately then who are we to advise our clients and people on career choices?”

To this day Tom continues to enjoy working with several key clients, mentor our consultants and is actively working on Life
According to Murf focusing on coaching and empowerment.

Tom Murphy
Managing Director
Emma Smith
Accounts & Admin Assistant

Emma Smith

Emma Joined Aptus in November 2022 as an Accounts and Admin Assistant bringing with her a wide background across Admin, Finance and Design.

She will endeavour to utilise her mixed range of skills and experience to support the operations teams.

She is a hard working and motivated individual who values problem solving and staying organised.

Emma Smith
Accounts & Admin Assistant
Ian Willett
Associate Director, Civil Manager | Civil Consulting

Ian Willett

Ian comes from a strong sales and recruitment background having worked as Team Manager, Sales Executive and has been a
Recruitment Consultant for over ten years now.

After 7 years within sales Ian decided to move into recruitment and in 2010 he started working as a 360 consultant in the Rail Infrastructure industry. After a successful career in the UK Ian decided on the move across to Australia and is now servicing our clients national, predominantly within the Civil & Infrastructure space (consultancy to construction). Ian has built strong relationships as a result of providing the right fit for clients and candidates ensuring long term sustainable solutions.

Ian’s Areas of specialisation are Engineering, Design, Project Management & Surveying for Land Development & The Built Environment.

Ian Willett
Associate Director, Civil Manager | Civil Consulting

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