FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to do to register with OCC Services?
To register with OCC Services simply go to our registration page here and complete all of your details. To speed up the process, please make sure that you complete the form and all of the details required including your skills and ticket information.
How do I find out if I get work with you?
Once you are registered, your details will come through our database to our operations team. We will review your details and contact you if your skills and experience are a match with the request from our clients.
What skills and experience are you looking for?
In summary, the more skills and quals you have the better. A client may request for a labourer one day but then ask “Does this labourer have a forklift licence?” If we can send the same person back out on site it’s a win win for all of us.
You also need to be reliable, flexible and punctual as you are representing not only yourself but the OCC brand. “I will quite often receive a call request from a client after business hours for the worker to start the next morning. So I do need people I can rely on given the short notice” says Chief Operating Officer– David McMahon.
We suggest that our labourers and carpenters focus on their professional development. The CFMEU offer courses and we provide opportunities through our training provider partnerships.
For training opportunities please click here
What is it like working for OCC Services?
Working with OCC Services is like working as part of a bigger family. Our business owners Luke and Dave are very hands on and quite often they will be the ones contacting you for work. We have a great support team who ensure that our clients and worker experience remain are our priority.
Working for a labour hire business means that requests can come in for one- or two-days work or longer projects that have seen our workers on site for a year or more.
Our core values are around reliability, integrity, safety, relationships and family and is a focus for us
What are my hours of work?
Hours of work can vary from project to project. Generally, you are up early and start on site around 7am and your day will end around 3:30-4:00pm. On occasion you may be asked to work overtime and Saturday work is available.
We also receive requests from clients who would like our workers to work shift work through the night on some occupations. All the detail will be explained as part of our induction process.
What are some examples of clients and sites I could work at?
Our workers have been involved in some interesting projects throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria and now across the country in Western Australia. We have been involved in government and also private client projects.
Some projects our workers have been involved in include;
Rail removal crossings
New offices and apartments
Re-development of shopping centres
Universities and school upgrades
Most recently we had the opportunity for our workers to head to northern Western Australia in the Kilbarri region our workers were involved in the region re-build and assist with clean up of the town after the cyclones.
Our client list can also be found here on our website.
How much do I get paid?
OCC Services working under EBA so rates are paid based on your classification and award rates including overtime rates and allowances.
We also make contributions to your nominated superannuation fund, Incolink and CoInvest.
Where is the work located?
Currently, locations are all across Melbourne and Regional Victoria. We were very excited to announce our new branch in Perth, Western Australia opened in 2020.
Do I receive a uniform and/or PPE?
Yes, you do receive a uniform and PPE from us during your induction process.
What do you do to take care of your workers mental health and well-being?
We have a successful partnership with ADA Australia a mental health organisation. Our workers have access to ADAÁ’s health and well-being hub, resources and a complimentary counselling service to our workers and families.
Our leadership team and workers have also been trained in Mental Health First Aid. Our workers can contact these key people for support and will guide you in the right direction if you need assistance.
Our first Reconciliation Action Plan was officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia this year demonstrating our commitment to providing education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To check out our Reflect RAP please click here.
Any partnerships with organisations?
We are proud of our partnership with A2B Personnel. We are committed to ensuring that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community have the opportunity to connect to employment with our business. We have formed an official partnership with A2B Personnel who provide us with skilled labour hire across a broad range of industries including construction, civil, security and government work.
We are also extremely proud of the development of our apprenticeship and partnership programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
What if I still have another question you haven’t answered?