Careers

For over 100 years, G.James Glass and Aluminium has grown and adapted, rising to the top of a competitive and dynamic market. Today, we employ over 2300 staff and we’re Australia’s leading Integrated Glass and Aluminium Manufacturer and contractor. With branches all across Australia, we take on an exciting, diverse range of projects. G.James does everything from high-quality, high-quantity fabrication, to monumental construction.

As a workplace, the G.James group of companies offers an impressive scope of employment opportunities from entry level vocational opportunities to executive roles. When you’re working with G.James, you can look forward to taking part in interesting work and contributing to some of Australia’s largest and most impressive glass and aluminium projects.

G.James is a great place to work. A member of the Australian Glass and Glazing Association and of the Australian Windows Association, we routinely win industry awards for our innovation. It’s easy to see that G.James takes care of its workforce and wins loyalty with the average length of tenure over 13 years.  As one of the largest manufacturers in Australia, we are always searching for talent to support our corporate mandate.

Highlights

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AGGA QLD Awards 2018

Three G. James glazing apprentices received awards at the AGGA QLD Awards event held in August. Reece Evans from Woodridge branch was awarded ‘Queensland Apprentice of the Year’, Joshua Hawes from Maroochydore branch was awarded ‘2nd runner-up QLD Apprentice of the Year’ and Lachlan Campbell from Narangba branch received the ‘QLD Commercial Fabrication Apprentice of the Year.' All apprentices were exceptional ambassadors on the night which was highlighted through their acceptance speeches.

2018 Graduates – Certificate IV in Leadership & Management

Congratulations to the Newcastle and Taree employees who recently completed a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. The Graduation involved a final presentation that consolidated participant learnings from the 12 units of competency achieved throughout the program.


Pathways

As a company with a wide scope of work, we have a significant choice of employment pathways. We facilitate a range of accredited and non-accredited programs that allow us to develop and mentor both new and existing talent through upskilling, re-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.  Leveraging and retaining exceptional talent within our business is a core priority for G James. 

Recruitment Process

We pride ourselves on conducting an equitable and transparent recruitment process to select the best talent. Below is an outline of what typically to expect:

  1. Application received (cover letter and resume)

  2. Phone interview

  3. Literacy, numerical and mechanical aptitude testing (dependent on position)

  4. Face-to-face interview

  5. Reference checking

  6. Medical Assessment, including alcohol and drug testing

  7. Offer

Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship Program is a great way to kick-start your career and secure a pathway into our large and diverse workplace. Each year, G James undertakes a campaign to promote a range of apprenticeship opportunities across the following discipline areas:

  • Glazing            

  • Glass Processing              

  • Electrical                   

  • Mechanical Fitting

  • Toolmaking     

  • Boilermaking

This program is designed to develop employees who feel strongly connected to our values and objectives whilst being mentored and trained by some of G James best talent.

Requirements

There are minimum entry level requirements that need to be considered before making your application to be a G James apprentice. You must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident (New Zealand Citizens with a minimum of 6 months residency in Australia)

  • be at least 15 years of age or older at time of employment;

  • have completed a minimum of Year 10 or equivalent

  • proven attendance record (recent school or employment history)

  • passion to master a trade and motivation to succeed

  • the ability to work as part of a team

  • pass a pre-employment medical examination.

How to stand out

If you have previous work experience in a manufacturing environment or completed a pre-apprenticeship program, you will have a strong application to assist in progressing through our selection criteria.


RTO

G. James has been an accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO Number:1647) for more than 20 years. In that time, we’ve built a strong network of experienced trainers that share a vision to deliver relevant, quality and compliance based training predominately to our employees.  Key to our success, has been understanding and tailoring delivery to accommodate everyone’s training journey. 

As a pre-qualified supplier under the user choice program (Certificate III in glass and glazing), our apprentices are being trained to meet the growing demands of the industry. a full AQF and User Choice Audit Report from 2012 (AQTF). 

We are committed to continuing to inspire and showcase our capability through delivering training that is responsive to an ever-changing landscape that shapes leaders for the future.