This Is Protech

Great Work. Great People.

We are a people business where you will be challenged and supported to grow. Empowered to make a difference, you will be working with market leaders who innovate – explore our culture, foundations and a sample of our Protech Perks below.

What it's like to work at protech


Cernova’s vision is a desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives through the improvement and support of their mental and emotional wellbeing. We achieve this by providing leading neurometric assessments and training techniques that help to relax and develop the brain over time to optimise its functional capacity and peak performance.

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Team Events

Enjoy regular team events to have fun and connect with colleagues.

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5 For 5 Annual Leave

Be rewarded with 5 weeks of annual leave (per year) upon reaching 5 years of service.

Natalie Stewart - Group General Manager People & Culture
Natalie Stewart - Group General Manager People & Culture
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There's more! Check out our extensive range of perks.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
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About Protech

Protech was established in 2006 as a technically specialised, customer-focused workforce solutions provider. We are now one of the largest privately owned recruitment and labour hire firms, with 17+ years in business and 25+ offices across Australia.

Our goal is to be First Choice for people who value quality and high performance. Throughout our history, we have consistently challenged the status quo in order to deliver value to our clients. By striving to innovate and gain a deeper understanding of our clients’ broader goals, we have created better outcomes, better services and a higher benchmark for the industry.

Our Foundations

Our Purpose

Be a positive influence in people’s lives.

Our Beliefs

First Choice
For people who value quality and high performance.
Think. Plan. Act.
Quality People. Every Time.
Without compromise
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Our Core Values

We Put People First
We Deliver
We Create Value
We Set High Standards

Our employees, our team, our clients. We prioritise safety, success, and wellbeing.

Providing leading, flexible, and smart solutions. We simplify complexity.

Committing to quality and continuous improvement. We strive to do better.

Acting with urgency and integrity. We are reliable and accountable.

Our Leadership Team

Marc Meili
Managing Director

Marc founded Protech in 2006. His skills are broad with a Masters in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Degree and mechanical trade qualification. This experience allowed him to transform and grow companies both locally and internationally.

His technical background of quality, reliability, and precision are foundation building blocks of Protech and form part of the organisational core values to this day. Marc also has a passion for safety and is committed to ensuring our employees are returned home safe at the end of each day.

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Andrew Sidoti
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew was as appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2016 and is an accomplished commercial and financial leader with strategic and operational capabilities. With proven business skills and extensive experience working across a diverse portfolio for a market leader in a fast paced industry, he has over 17 years' experience within the labour hire industry, and extensive experience in the freight, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.

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Mathew Eames
Chief Information Officer

Mathew has extensive experience in IT service delivery across multiple industries and has gained an understanding of IT service challenges facing a variety of complex environments. He has been heavily involved in delivering strategy and IT planning for a large global enterprises and he has driven cultural, structural, and process changes throughout, focusing on delivering improved service satisfaction and reduced costs.

He believes in culture first (people > process > technology) and is always looking to empower and grow capabilities of teams and organisations

Mathew Eames - CIO
Natalie Stewart
General Manager, People and Quality

Natalie holds more than 15 years’ professional experience and qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Workplace Health and Safety, and Rehabilitation.

Since joining Protech in 2006, Natalie has been responsible for overseeing the compliance, development and implementation of Protech’s management systems, including but not limited to HR/IR, Quality Systems, and OH&S/Rehab. Natalie’s team conducts the ongoing reviews of Protech’s quality management systems, as well as developing and delivering national training.

Natalie Stewart - Group General Manager People & Culture
Ben Fitzsimmons
Chief Operating Officer

With over 15 years of experience, Ben Fitzsimmons is highly-regarded within the recruitment industry. Ben began his career with Protech as a General Manager, responsible for leveraging the business in Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania before taking on a national role in 2019, overseeing sales, operations, and the delivery of all Protech services. Having been with Protech for nine years, Ben is an integral part of the team responsible for the formulation and execution of the business’ long-term vision.

Ben has a Diploma of Leadership and Management and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. He is also a member of The Executive Connection, a collective working to accelerate the growth and development of business leaders.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
Adrian Baker
General Manager - qld, nsw & tas

With over 20 years in recruitment, Adrian is a highly motivated specialist with experience across a wide range of industries however most recently, this has been concentrated in the trades, mining and construction sectors. He possesses proven expertise in the development, negotiation and implementation of major supply contracts, as well as exceptional stakeholder management skills across a range of industries.

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Protech Perks - Sneak Peek

Exclusive Discounts at Bunnings

Protech have partnered with Bunnings Trade, giving Protech employees exclusive discounts and benefits and Bunnings stores nationwide.

Medibank Corporate Cover

Medibank and Protech offers you a 8.0% discount on private health insurance. Choose the cover that fits you best.

Training & Development

Push yourself to become a leader

Our Coaching Program empowers our teams to know the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

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Train with the wider team

Our training days are a great chance to meet and greet people from other branches, whether you're learning about the program or attending a new starter training course. Getting involved in projects beyond your PD will give you the opportunity to work with people from all over the country.

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Readers are leaders

The Readers are Leaders program has been created to foster and support our staff who want to grow personally and intellectually throughout their career. Protech will invest in purchasing work related reading material (books, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, or similar) to ensure that the company's overall knowledge continues to grow.

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Gain qualifications while you work

To ensure we are equipping our leaders (and future leaders) with the skills they need to grow at Protech, we work with Leadership Management Australasia. LMA is at the forefront of leadership training and development courses across Australia and offers nationally recognised qualifications in areas such as Sales Leadership, High Performance Management, and Team Work Excellence.

Mathew Eames - CIO
Attend our flagship event

Our Protech Conference brings together every person in the business every 18 months to strengthen our bonds, grow our vision, and celebrate our achievements. We've had conferences at Peppers in Tweed Heads, Darling Harbour in Sydney CBD, QT on the Gold Coast, and Cloudland in Brisbane CBD. They're always a great opportunity to relax, connect, take in the view, and set our sights on the future.

Natalie Stewart - Group General Manager People & Culture
Access online learning modules

Our HRIS System provides learning online training to all of our employees. Our partnership with the HRIS system supports our ongoing commitment to staff development and enables staff access to over 400 training modules.

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