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Komatsu honoured at NSW Awards

Komatsu has been named the Large Employer of the Year at the 2022 New South Wales Training Awards in recognition for the business’ focus on innovative apprentice training and employee recruitment

The acknowledgement at the NSW state government-backed awards follows similar recognition Komatsu has earned after it was also named a global leader in employee recruitment at the 2022 APAC Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards.

It is the second consecutive year Komatsu has been named a global leader at the CandE Awards, which places it in the top three organisations for employee recruitment.

Komatsu Australia chief executive and managing director Sean Taylor is proud that Komatsu was recognised at both awards.

“Being recognised as the Large Employer of the Year for 2022 is a proud achievement. It highlights the great efforts we go to as an organisation to develop our people to be industry leaders, equipped to tackle the future challenges facing our industry,” Taylor says.

“It has never been a more competitive landscape for trying to attract the best employees, and we take pride in making sure that each and every candidate, across the diverse roles we have on offer, are given a really great Komatsu brand and candidate experience.”

Paramount to Komatsu’s success in recruitment is the ADS (Apprentice Development System) program, which has seen more than 600 apprentices and trainees participate in the program.

In addition to a program that extends “beyond the traditional education training framework”, the ADS seeks to equip trainees and apprentices with life skills such as public speaking, road safety, mental health awareness and fatigue management – something that has been facilitated through partnerships with companies such as Toastmasters, STEMPunks, NextWorld and local police agencies.

“In 2009 we ran our first pilot of our ADS program, designed around our commitment to train, develop and engage apprentices nationally, despite the fluctuations brought on by industry peaks and troughs,” says national technical capability manager Matthew Tosolini, who received the award on behalf of Komatsu.

“The first intake of the new program completed their qualifications in 2013 and many of them continue with the business today.

“We have received feedback that this program has become a benchmark for training nationwide. It has produced measurable results and a higher standard of learning outcomes.”

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