Ironside Recruitment changed its name to Ironside Resources on 25 August 2021.

‘Ironside Recruitment’ was no longer holistically reflective of what we do, that is why we changed our name to ‘Ironside Resources’.

Our History

When our founder, an Afghanistan Veteran, launched the Ironside brand in 2012, his focus was to ‘help guys and girls leaving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to secure new, rewarding jobs that recognised their skills and values’.

As our business developed, we chaired discussions around the need for programs to support all transitioning veterans and were one of the earliest advocates of the value veterans could bring to the Australian workforce. Ironside pioneered veteran employment initiatives around the Country.

As the industry grew and as more competitors surfaced and Ex Service Organisations grew their offering to include employment programs; we not only assisted in the development of these pathways but expanded on our core value of operations.

Over the years we have:

  • Expanded our services to all services and ranks in the ADF.
  • Partnered with organisations across all Australian Industry Sectors.
  • Established ourselves as a partner of choice for tier one organisations.
  • Developed veteran employment programs and initiatives including upskills and bridging qualification gaps.
  • Built a Labour Hire capability that allowed organisations to bring in a veteran workforce, on demand.

In 2020 and into 2021, we rose to the demand to support the growing COVID-19 crisis and provided a veteran workforce in the health sector.

We are an established business that is multi-faceted, but at its core, a trusted, personable, small family and veteran owned and operated business that prides itself on connecting businesses to the skills, qualities, and adaptability of veterans.

Our Services

  • Labour Hire/Contract workforce
  • Permanent Placement
  • Executive/Operational Leadership
  • Veteran Employment Programs


Our Values

Integrity trust and transparency is at the core of all our relationships.

Quality over quantity.

Respect all parties, regardless of background.

Compassion our ability to be more than just a recruitment agency.

Innovation  agile and dynamic workforce strategies that have tangible value.

Industry Partnerships

Ironside Resources partners with organisations across all Australian Industry Sectors and is a recruitment partner of choice for tier one organisations through to our smallest regional businesses seeking to enhance their capability through the strategic resourcing of veteran talent.

Some of these partnerships include:

Why Choose Us

Our People

Being owned and operated largely by veterans gives us a unique ability to understand the journey our candidates are embarking on. We provide a critical link for potential employers looking to hire veterans and understanding the unique skill sets only achievable through service.

Innovative Solutions

We have pioneered and championed veteran employment initiatives for many years. Simply put, no one else does it like us. Our capability spans Permanent Placement, Labour Hire & Program Delivery.


Our clients can be remarkably diverse, so our role is to develop, grow and sustain veteran employment services that will compliment your existing HR Strategy.  Our ability to adapt our delivery model to meet the specific requirements of our client is critical to success.

A Track Record of Achieving Results

We are focussed on one core outcome: securing meaningful, long term employment for ex-service personnel. This is at the heart of everything we do including our partnerships and the work we choose to take on. This has led to hundreds of veterans placed into sustainable careers.

More than just a Recruitment Agency

We respect all parties regardless of their background, service or career aspirations. We listen, are compassionate and view our business as an end to end service for our candidates and clients, not a transaction.

Trusted Partner

We establish partnerships based on shared value. There is strategic value in hiring veterans; they have the ability to increase productivity, to satisfy capability gaps and therefore provide organisation’s with a competitive advantage. It is this passion and belief that keeps the Ironside team at the forefront of veteran employment.

Our Team

Recruitment Agencies are only as good as they are today. We’ve been around for over 10 years, pioneered veteran employment initiatives and delivered year on year results for hundreds of veterans. History is important, but what we do today matters most and we realise that.

The only way to create great things everyday is with great people. We can only do that as a team – we don’t have fancy headshots. We are authentic. We are proud of what we do and we are proud of the men and women who have served in our Defence Forces. This is the heart of who we are.

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