About Us

All about the team at TEN

TEN Recruitment is a talent sourcing specialist providing fully managed and tailored recruitment solutions for the Construction, Infrastructure, Mining, Energy and Manufacturing sectors. With over 70 years of combined experience, we’ve been connecting WA talent with top-ranking employers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable organisations to source the best talent for their company, projects, and staff.

Our Directors

Nik Hardiman founded The Technical and Engineering Network – and with 20 years of recruitment experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how to the business.

Having worked as Director at Hays Specialist Recruitment, NES Global Talent and Fircroft, Nik has a vast understanding of global businesses, processes, safety and compliance. He also has experience managing large multi-location, multi-disciplined recruitment businesses, some with over 2000 contractors. Nik also grew a perm business from zero to $3 million GP in 3 years.

During his time at Hays, Nik won many awards – including his greatest achievement, winning APAC’s highest billing consultant across all sectors.

Lee Plant joined the TEN Recruitment team as Director. With over 15 years of white-collar technical recruitment experience across Australia and the UK, Lee brings a tried-and-tested method of knowledge to the TEN team.

Having worked for NES Global Talent for almost 5 years building up the Construction and Infrastructure division from scratch, Lee’s reputation and experience are second to none. Lee has fostered an excellent network across the civil, building, residential and renewables sectors.

During Lee’s time at Hays, Lee finished in first place on the Hays consultant league tables for four years running across Australia and New Zealand. In four of his five years with NES GT, Lee finished in the top 5 consultants globally for permanent placement revenue.

Nik Hardiman

Managing Director – Operations & Finance

Lee Plant

Managing Director – Client Development

The Team

Saskia Ellis

Senior Recruitment Resourcer

Saskia has over 9 years recruitment industry experience and a BSc First Class Honours degree in Psychology. Having worked for large organisations such as Fircroft Australia and Rubicor she is able to provide key support in end to end recruitment processes across both temporary and permanent placements as well as providing a high level of administrative support across our business. Her strengths include recruitment administration, on–boarding, payroll administration, project support, candidate care, maintaining relationships, preparing company literature and reporting.

Sonia Ward

Recruitment Resourcer

Sonia has had over 6 years’ experience working within the recruitment industry, obtaining numerous business and HR certificates throughout her career. She has had extensive work experience primarily around 360 recruitment and HR admin support. Sonia has been heavily involved working within the Recruitment Process Outsourcing team for Globe 24-7, where she was recruiting high volume mining positions for Lihir mine site.  Sonia is now currently studying a Diploma in Graphic Design whilst utilising her skills for our business including Human Resources, Recruitment Resourcing, Customer Service, Admin Support and Marketing.

Dean Jones

Operations Manager – Manufacturing

Dean has 18 years recruitment experience initially starting his career with Hays UK before making the move to Perth. In 18 years of recruitment Dean has recruited across a multitude of disciplines from Building Services, engineering, manufacturing predominantly in the professional white-collar space. Dean’s highest achievement was finishing 2nd top perm biller whilst employed by Hays. If you don’t find him speaking to his candidates and clients, you will find him following the AFL or watching a bit of cricket but don’t confuse him for his name’s sake.

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