Our Recruitment Process
As an international chemical manufacturer supplying agricultural fertilisers, explosives and industrial chemicals to a broad range of customers, we offer a range of exceptional career opportunities, as well as programs for Graduates, Vacation Students and Apprentices.
We realise the success of IPL is dependent on attracting and retaining high quality talent. Our changing business requirements mean we are regularly expanding our capability, skills and performance.
We work closely with hiring managers when filling vacant roles and ensure a fair, consistent and robust selection process is always followed. This process may include behavioural based interviewing, psychometric testing, reference checking, medical examinations and site visits.
The first step in the application process is to submit of your online application via Career Opportunities. Here you will be able to search/apply for jobs, create a candidate profile and attach your CV.
It is important that all sections of the application are filled out - please note that if an incomplete application is received, it may not be considered.
Once you have submitted an application online, you will receive notification from us via email to advise you that your application has been received by a member of the Recruitment Team.
Once your application has been made it will be reviewed by the recruiter for that role. Your skills and experience will be assessed against the key selection criteria to determine your suitability for the role.
For certain roles you may be required to undertake a phone screen which will be a short 20-30 minute phone interview with a recruitment advisor, where you will be asked to give some further information about yourself. This allows us to get to know you better, and give you a few details about the assessment process.
The recruitment team, in conjunction with the hiring managers, will shortlist the candidates they wish to progress through to the interviewing stage of the process.
The interview is competency based and will be conducted by the hiring managers alongside a member of the recruitment team.
Depending on your location, this could be in the form of a face-to-face interview; these interviews generally take about an hour, and use the behavioral interviewing technique, which allows us to determine how you will perform the duties based on your prior behavior in the workplace.
After the behavioral interview stage we may require you to complete either a psychometric test or a skills based test.
This will be organised with you after the interview and more information will be provided at that stage.
Following the interview process a decision will be made as to who will progress through to the final stages of the recruitment process where pre-employment checks are conducted.
You will then be required to undertake the following:
On your application, you should provide the details of two work referees who can verify your experience. Typically, you would provide the names of two people who supervised you in recent roles.
All new employees are required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment specific to the site's requirements. Details of the medical and the tests that are required will be provided to you at this stage.
The pre-employment medical will be conducted at IPL’s cost and within one of our nominated medical centres.
At IPL, we have a zero tolerance to drug and alcohol. Accordingly all employees are required to undertake a drug and alcohol screen prior to offer of employment.
Dependent on the role you may then be invited to a site visit to enable you to familiarise yourself with the working environment, and meet with your prospective managers and workmates. It is also a great opportunity for you to address any further queries you have about the role, and learn more about IPL.
Once pre-employment checks have been successfully completed you will be made a verbal offer by a member of the Recruitment Team.
Following acceptance of a verbal offer a written offer will be provided to you for you to indicate your acceptance of the role. A new starter employment pack will then be sent out to your home address following acceptance.
Due to the large number of applications we receive for each job posting, unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email of their outcome.
Candidates who are unsuccessful during the final stages of the recruitment process will be contacted by the recruiter of that role and provided with feedback.