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Perth tradie makes TikTok appeal for workers promising sunscreen and phone chargers

Tradie’s desperate bid to get workers on the job site sees him turn to TikTok to outline the ‘perks’ – including high protection sunscreen, a seat on the back of his car for lunch and a ‘cold esky’

  • Tradie desperate for workers made hilarious appeal on social media app TikTok
  • Matt Austin resorted to TikTok after exhausting all other recruitment options
  • He promised workers sunscreen, free coffee and an esky to store their lunches 


A tradie desperate for workers has made a tongue-in-cheek appeal on TikTok and promised potential candidates free sunscreen and a cold esky to store their lunch.

AustoBuild boss Matt Austin had exhausted all his options in trying to find workers to join his construction business in Perth.

Mr Austin had even whittled down his requirements and was accepting anyone regardless of age, gender or prior experience. Nobody was responding to his ad.

The hard-done by tradie decided to take a unique approach and advertised the role on TikTok on Wednesday.

A tradie desperate for workers has made a tongue-in-cheek appeal on TikTok and promised potential candidates free sunscreen and a cold esky to store their lunch

AustoBuild boss Matt Austin had exhausted all his options in trying to find workers to join his construction business in Perth

AustoBuild boss Matt Austin had exhausted all his options in trying to find workers to join his construction business in Perth

The short 40-second video showcased the perks of the job with a portable microwave, esky and espresso machine among the benefits. 

‘Just so you know, we’ve got a fridge, you can put your soda pop or whatever it is in there to keep it fresh, a microwave [for] sausage rolls [to] warm them up, a coffee machine, if you’re young you probably don’t drink coffee so you can heat up your minute noodles,’ he says.

Mr Austin is seen in the video showing off the creature comforts that are set up on a trailer attached to the back of his ute.

He directs the camera to the foldout boot and calls it ‘basically a sofa’.

Mr Austin then walks around the trailer to reveal several portable phone charging stations. 

‘In case you’re worried about your phone dying: one charger, I have another charger up here somewhere and I have another charger in the car.’

He then points the camera to a bottle of sunscreen.

‘Also we’ve got spoof 50 so you can look fresh for the Lookout on Sundays,’ he says. 

The Lookout is a popular clubhouse along the beach that is busy on the weekend. 

Mr Austin directs the camera to the foldout boot and calls it 'basically a sofa' (pictured)

Mr Austin directs the camera to the foldout boot and calls it ‘basically a sofa’ (pictured)

'Also we've got spoof 50 so you can look fresh for the Lookout on Sundays,' Mr Austin says

‘Also we’ve got spoof 50 so you can look fresh for the Lookout on Sundays,’ Mr Austin says

A microwave, esky and portable phone chargers are among the many perks on offer

A microwave, esky and portable phone chargers are among the many perks on offer

Mr Austin saves the biggest perk for last and looks directly into the camera as he makes the big reveal.

‘I’ll even let you do a TikTok video every day.’ 

The video has since gone viral with plenty of offers pouring in to Mr Austin.

The labourer admitted he was surprised by the massive reaction online.

‘I just didn’t realise the actual power of social media to be honest, to that extent anyway,’ he told news.com.au. 

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