About Us

The Add Staff Story

Add Staff was founded in 2014 by Melissa Stanford, after many years of working in both recruitment and apprenticeship mentoring, Melissa started Add Staff with a vision to creating a relationship driven solutions for recruitment in the electrotechnology, construction and trades sectors.

Since this time, the business has grown to now service a broader market of trades industries. The Add Staff Group recruit for all roles within the industry sector including: tradespersons, project staff, administrative support, management and professionals.

The Add Staff Group incorporates a group of smaller businesses: Add Staff Recruitment, Add Staff Resourcing and Add Staff Apprenticeships.

Based out of Brisbane and Melbourne, The Add Staff Group delivers its services nationally in Australia.  

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The Add staff Team


Melissa Stanford

Managing Director
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Nadia Pukallas

Client Relationship Manager

Keren Purcell

Recruitment Manager

Andrew Goller

Apprenticeships Manager

Marnie Quinlan

Operations Manager

Samara Nilsson

Marketing Manager

Rebecca Smith

Compliance Officer

Maddison Wilkie

Recruitment Officer

Chelsea Stagg

Trainee + Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

Rheannan Close

Accounts Officer

Caitlin Culverhouse-Steadman

Recruitment Officer

Richard Newson

Client Account Manager

Apprentice and Trainee Mentor

Recruitment Officer

Tessa Monteith

Recruitment Officer

Makayla Adams

Apprentice and Trainee Recruitment Officer

Belle Virtuoso

Administrative Assistant

Industry Partners

In partnership with Master Electricians and the Queensland Government, the Add Staff Group proudly delivers the Advancing Apprenticeships program.


COmmitment to Investing in the Industry

The Add Staff Group are very passionate about women in trade-based roles and working environments. To show support for females in trade-based roles and businesses, The Add Staff Group have been a key sponsor of the Women in Contracting events for four years.

The Add Staff Group have also judged the Master Electricians’ Apprentice of the Year and Women in Contracting Award Nationally since it’s inception.

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