Mine site to office life Ursula Lyndon former peggy turned Recruitment Coordinator

Former Peggy Ursula Lyndon turned Recruitment and Labour Coordinator for Yalagan Groups WA office.

Ursula started off her year with Yalagan Group working for our client FMG on their Iron Bridge project located in the northwest of WA, consistently impressed with her determination in the pursuit of professional development and her motivation we saw her potential early on during her employment and started the transition from mine site to office life in early April of this year, mentored under our WA State Manager Jessica Wilson.

Jessica highlights: “At the very beginning Ursula showed a true potential for the role, having gained a deep understanding of what life is like on site she had incredible personal relationships with site supervisors and our existing employees”

Ursula is a Torres Strait Islander, Yamatji woman of the Bundina People in Western Australia, she grew up with her family at their home in Perth and then moved to Karratha following high school to live with her extended family and begin looking for full time work.

Before working for Yalagan Group I had experienced a long-term period of unemployment and was really struggling to find a job and re-enter the workforce.” Ursula states.

At Yalagan Group we have always had a strong focus on social sustainability, by offering long-term employment contracts to our candidates we can create opportunities that directly increase their desirability within the workforce.

After a few months working on FMG’s Iron Bridge Yalagan managers decided to offer Ursula a full-time position based on her performance on site, 6 months on and Ursula is now solely managing the employees for multiple sites for a variety of our clients in the Pilbara region of WA.

Marketing Coordinator Georgia who works in the office with Ursula states: “Ursula is a dream to work with, honest, kind and thoughtful she’s not just an employee she’s family now.” 

In such a short time frame Ursula has undergone a complete career transformation, recruitment can be a challenging industry to work in and every day she is prepared for those challenges and faces every hurdle with positivity and enthusiasm