Our Sectors

Our Sectors

Industrial Labour Hire Solutions

At Category 5 we understand that the success of your business depends on the quality and availability of the right people, for the right job, at the right time. Whether you are seeking one person for a day, a team of people on an ongoing basis, or a permanent employee, we have a proven track record in the sourcing, recruitment and management of your industrial workforce.

Across Australia and NZ, we place high quality, experienced and qualified industrial staff into businesses everyday. We have an extensive database of work ready candidates and a dedicated team of recruiters who will take the time to understand the unique needs of your business and find the best person to meet your requirements.

All of our candidates are committed to safety and productivity, and we offer 24/7 support to both our employees and our clients. From undertaking the sourcing and selection process through to induction, payroll solutions thus helping clients to mitigate risk.

We specialise in providing skilled, experienced and qualified candidates in roles including (but not limited to):

  • Scaffolders
  • Forklift Drivers
  • Drivers
  • Process workers
  • Environmental Solutions Providers
  • Boilermakers
  • Water and Waste solutions professionals
  • Factory hands
  • Labourers
  • Storepersons
  • Pickers / packers
  • Administration Assistants
  • Machine operators
  • Assemblers
  • Welders
  • Remediation Services
  • Plant and equipment operators

Civil Engineering/Trades/Government

We have a long history of providing high quality civil engineering and trades candidates to the Mining and Resources, Transport, Manufacturing, Government and Utilities, and Construction industries. Transport, logistics and building infrastructure all require dedicated professionals with experience and passion to get the job done.

At Category 5, we are Building Code (2016) compliant, which means we are certified to work on all Federal Government projects from Port to Roads, to Rail. We are proud to work within all niches of industry, working in partnership with some of the most recognisable and respected brands in Australia and NZ.

So if you are looking for one of the below roles to take the next step in your career, or if you are looking for one of the following professionals on a contract, permanent, temporary or project basis to work within your business, please contact us so that we can discuss a tailored solution to suit your individual needs.

Some of the roles we are proud to offer in this space include (but are not limited to):

  • Mobile Plant Operators
  • Concreters
  • Skid Steer Operators
  • Bricklayers
  • Loader Operators
  • Steel Fixers
  • Excavating Operators
  • Supervisors / Managers
  • Carpenter


At Category 5, we work with some of the largest, most important and productive Ports in both Australia and NZ. Our marine recruitment and manning operations not only provide support services to the mining and resources and export sectors, we are dedicated to recruiting a diverse range of specialised marine professionals with extensive expertise in other areas. This ensures we can provide our clients with access to a diverse range of marine recruitment and manning services, underpinned by highly qualified and trained personnel.

We pride ourselves on being flexible and able to scale up or down, quickly, to suit our marine clients needs, based on our extensive database and search and selection capabilities across Australia, NZ. We are always looking for experienced, passionate marine professionals to join our team and help us meet our clients manning requirements.

We specialise in providing individuals or manning teams with roles including but not limited to:

  • Vessell
  • Masters
  • Deckhands
  • Rostering and Scheduling (including service verification)
  • Marine Pilots
  • Marine Husbandry Operators
  • Boarding Officers – Class 1
  • Draft Surveyors/ Surveyors

At Category 5, we believe that quality and reliability go hand in hand with transparency and flexibility. Our maritime employees expect and receive continuous, ongoing support, training and education. This means they are well positioned to continue to grow their own careers and further our client’s businesses.

We are always looking for experienced, passionate, marine professionals to join our team and help us meet our clients manning requirements. Up to date marine certifications are essential, as is the right to work in Australia or NZ, either as a resident or by holding a relevant 457 or other relevant visa. If you meet the criteria, and would like to join the Category 5 Marine team, we would love to hear from you.

Rail / Civil Infrastructure

Cat 5 Rail are specialists in the provision of Rail recruitment, manning and managed labor services. We have dedicated teams of Rail employees who work all around Australia, for some of the biggest mining and resources and specialist Rail companies in the Country.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, 24/7 accountability and commitment to the safety of our employees and our client’s worksites. We adopt and adhere to industry best practice recruitment policies and procedures throughout the Rail and Civil Infrastructure sectors, going ‘above and beyond’ to ensure key outcomes and project timelines are met on time, and on budget, without compromising our core safety values, which are the heart of every contract and project we undertake.

Cat 5 Rail provides end-to-end employment solutions to the Rail industry in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Construction
  • Shutdown and preventative maintenance
  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Signalling, communications (electrical) and maintenance
  • Train drivers
  • Rail electrical operators
  • Welders
  • Arctic thermal operators

At Cat 5 Rail we are deeply committed to the Indigenous community both in the Pilbara region and throughout the Country. We are proud that more than 50% of our Indigenous employees work in the Rail sector and we expect that number to grow in the coming years as our RTO business continues to partner with Port Hedland High School and other organisations, to give students the ability to undertake a Certificate 1 in Rail.

The Cat 5 Rail business was founded because we wanted to contribute to the Rail community in more meaningful ways. Our Rail team are not just employees, they are a family. We pride ourselves on giving our Rail teams the opportunity to work in a variety of locations around the Country based on their own personal career ambitions. This means our clients are guaranteed to have the most experienced, diverse, and committed Rail employees working on their sites.