The future driving Western Sydney businesses and jobs

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Western Sydney continues to be a central focus for business growth and future employment. We speak to Darran Butcher, Director for Robert Walters in Parramatta to understand three of the key drivers for this growth and where candidates can expect to see an increased demand for roles across the region.

1. Education key to the city

Growth of Western Sydney university – over 10,000 students from the University’s School of Business will be based in the new CBD campus highlighting that education is becoming a major driver of the city for students and the workforce of the future. With a strong pool of graduate talent there will be an increased demand for coordinator and assistant support roles.

2. Largest urban renewal project

The recent article from Robert Walters ‘Exploring the attraction of the reverse commute” outlined the redevelopment of the Parramatta CBD and surrounding precincts driving growth infrastructure and attracting companies to the region. Much of the growth happening now is investment for the future growth of the region with an increased demand for roles in structural and civil engineering, architects and project management. Longer term over the next 3 – 5 years businesses will begin to establish their operational presence as infrastructure is completed driving growth in roles across all functions particularly human resources, accounting, finance and marketing.

3. Silicon Valley of Australia

We have been a part of the business growth and supporting employment for Western Sydney. More recently, we’ve partnered with the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and look forward to building our partnership to further support the economic growth in Western Sydney.

“Sydney Science Park – Celestino” - the recent announcement by the NSW Government provides confirmation Western Sydney will lead the way for technology and scientific employment growth with Sydney Science Park set to employ over 12,000 staff. The creation of more high-quality, knowledge-based jobs will be driven in the information technology sector with roles for developers, support, programming, testing and training. The area will also be home to Australia’s first STEM School (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With investment from all levels of Government in infrastructure, education, and business, will set Western Sydney apart for driving innovation for Australia.

Read more on exploring the attraction of the reverse commute here.

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