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Our People.


Peter Maxwell
Managing Director (B. Bus, Dip. OH&S)
Peter has worked as a specialist recruiter for heavy industry in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley since 2006. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in industrial relations and human resource management. Peter takes responsibility for the overall management and development of Maxwell Recruitment & Training, as well as quality control and ASQA compliance.


Luke Tresidder
General Manager
Luke has worked in the Recruitment Industry since 2014 and was heavily involved in the coal mining sector in the Hunter Valley and Central NSW. Prior to this Luke worked in the Industrial Maintenance industry for 12 years managing site crews and mechanical/fabrication workshops. Following this, Luke had 3 years managing new mining equipment builds for a large OEM company for NSW and South Australia. Luke takes responsibility for the operational management and strategic development of Maxwell Recruitment & Training delivering a service, tailored to your needs.


David Howarth
Account Manager
With 15 years’ experience in Heavy Industrial Recruitment and Labour Hire in The Hunter Region, David is a valued consultant to our Clients and Workers for all operational matters.
David regularly attends our hosts’ sites for toolbox talks, safety observations and service meetings.



Rob Prycik
Account Manager
Rob manages our labour hire clients in the Engineering, Energy, Mining and Construction sectors. This includes Workshop activities along with Site based Shutdowns within the Hunter and surrounding Regions, for Tradesman, Administrators, Riggers and Trades Assistants.
With 8 years’ experience in Blue Collar recruitment, Rob builds strong working relationships with his workers and clients. This is built on trust, mutual respect and delivering on promises made.


Marley Midwood
Payroll & Accounts
Marley joined Maxwell Recruitment & Training in 2012 and is an integral part of the team. Since her commencement with Maxwell’s she has completed her Cert III & Cert IV in Business Administration and is currently studying her Cert IV in Bookkeeping. Marley is responsible for ensuring our payroll, invoicing and accounts are spot on each week. Her attention to detail and ability to handle her fast paced, varied and challenging role make Marley a major asset.


Alyssa Willmot
Alyssa has three years recruitment experience and is committed to matching qualified candidates with our clients and particularly enjoys the challenge of filling difficult or critical assignments. Doing the right thing, honesty and following through on her promises are her strongest skills.



Jess Gallen
Recruitment Consultant
Jess brings 2 years of recruitment experience to Maxwell Recruitment. Enthusiastic, positive, and driven, Jess is continually recruiting the best available skilled workers and then supporting them while in work with us.



Tara Skinner
Onboarding Specialist
Always ready for a new challenge, with her career path as proof – Tara has a varied background with roles in the legal field, underground mining, site and workshop management, with a little marketing thrown in as well.
Tara enjoys the challenge of multi-tasking– working with the team to manage the day to day nitty-gritty of on-boarding & inductions as well as working closely with accounts & payroll, while offering assistance to the MD & GM to reach the next stage of business growth and exceed client’s expectations.


David Arthur
Trainer & Assessor (TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment)
David has been employed in both light and heavy industry for over 30 years, both locally and internationally, and in that time have gained a great amount of insight into both operator and management levels of how companies operate. David is still heavily involved in the fire industry and has been employed with Fire and Rescue NSW for over 30 years with the last 10+ years as Station Commander, which includes running the local fire station and taking charge at various emergency incidents.
David has been involved in the training industry for over 8 years with both local and international training experience catering to a wide variety of students. David has a have vast working knowledge and experiences in all courses offered by Maxwell Training. Holds all qualifications offered.

Ian Fletcher
Trainer & Assessor (TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment)
Ian is a highly respected trainer with over 10 years heavy industry training experience. Prior to his safety career Ian served 20 years in the RAAF, current member of the NSWRFS with over 15 years’ experience. Holds advanced medical training and has sound experience in providing Emergency Response Training.
Ian has undertaken national standby work at heights and confined spaces assignments, including off-shore installations. Holds all qualifications offered.


Briony Scholz
Training & Compliance Coordinator
Briony has worked in HR & RTOs for 8 years and has extensive mining and heavy industry experience. She is a very experienced Sales, Training & compliance Coordinator and scheduling guru. She is currently completing her Diploma in Quality Auditing to build on her compliancy knowledge. Her ability to schedule and work with the client’s needs make Briony an invaluable part of the team. Briony is ready to assist with all your Training, Standby and Hire needs.