Downer Group

Downer Group has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2022. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

“Downer is very proud of this recognition in the Australian Business Awards 2022. This prestigious award reinforces Downer’s reputation as an employer of choice, and is testament to our focus on delivering programs and initiatives that foster a positive work culture and enhance the employee experience.

“This is truly an award for our people, who all contribute to making Downer a great place to work.”

Steve Schofield, Head of Human Resources & Industrial Relations, Downer Group

Downer is proud to be a leading provider of integrated services across Australia and New Zealand, supporting customers to create and sustain the modern environment. This continued success relies on Downer’s people. Downer strives to create an inclusive and flexible workplace that is both challenging and fulfilling. Downer recognises and values the experience, skills, knowledge and strengths of people who deliver for the business and customers.

Downer Group has established policies and practices that enable its people to feel and do their best. The company’s operating environment allows employees to come to work and return home safely every day. Using The Downer Standard, Downer can provide strong human resource strategies upheld by Downer’s unique management policies that maximise employee’s engagement and communication within the organisation.

Downer is proud to provide strong training and development initiatives that are hosted inhouse. For example, the THRIVE program. A dedicated professional wellbeing and personal leadership program for women at Downer, that is designed to cultivate and develop women at all levels across the business.

The implementation of Downer’s remuneration and reward strategy focuses on market competitive remuneration packages to attract and retain industry-leading talent. This strategy draws on the collective remuneration experience of the team and includes a focus on industry competitiveness and further incentives. Lastly, Downer’s strong Zero Harm culture is the key driver of their safety performance. Downer’s commitment to Zero Harm, patterns of behaviour, and the way they approach work and solve problems all have a strong influence over the performance of their systems and processes.

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