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For over 180 years Elders has been a leading agribusiness for Australian agriculture, and iconic brand throughout rural and regional Australia. We’re part of the landscape, part of the local communities, part of Australia’s history and we are entrenched in Australian agriculture. We are now looking for the next generation to be part of something big and drive the future of Elders.

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Regional New South Wales
and 5 others

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
Agriculture
and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Agriculture
  • Science

Are you passionate about a career in Agronomy? Would you relish the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the industry's experts?

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Graduate Jobs

Adelaide
and 6 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
Administration
and 6 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Environment
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Research and Development

Dedicated learning opportunities, across a 12 month tailored program in an Iconic trusted agribusiness. Nurture. Grow. Thrive.

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Graduate Jobs

Adelaide
and 5 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
Agriculture
and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Agriculture
  • Customer Service
  • Environment
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Do you have a passion for livestock? Do you want to contribute to positive change for rural Australia and make a difference for livestock producers?

About Us

Elders


At Elders, we recognise talent, promote inclusion and celebrate diversity. No matter how you identify, we encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for roles at Elders.

The culture and vibe

Elders like its staff to reflect the communities they operate in. We encourage applications from a diverse range of people, backgrounds and experiences.

If you like friendly, salt-of-the-earth types you will enjoy working at Elders.

Our values:

Throughout all areas of our business our team of experts are driven by seeing clients succeed with their own individual business goals. We believe the behaviour of every person here contributes to the Elders culture.

Our values are:

  • Integrity – doing the right thing
  • Accountability – owning the outcome
  • Teamwork – using the power of the pink shirt team
  • Customer focus – partnering and adding value
  • Innovation – embracing new ideas.

Why Join Us?

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Grow your career in agriculture 

Elders provides its staff with opportunities to reach their full potential. It employs many industry experts who are happy to mentor others. Staff also have access to on-the-job training, online learning, webinars and in-house courses. The company likes to promote from within and has many senior managers who started out as graduates and trainees. Staff can specialise in livestock sales, wool sales, rural products, agronomy, financial services or real estate.

Elders Graduate Agronomy Program

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Start your agronomy career with Australia's iconic agriculture brand. Our two-year graduate program gives students passionate about a long-term career in agronomy an opportunity to launch their careers.   

For the first 12 months, you will work within the Elders brand network and experience two rotations in horticulture and broadacre. You will then be placed in a location based on your region and sector interest for the remaining 12 months. Along the way, you’ll work alongside some of the most respected experts in the industry and receive training from our technical staff. We’ll equip you with the skills to provide growers with the latest in agricultural technology and cutting-edge agronomic advice.  

Applications are now open. If you’ve completed a tertiary qualification in agriculture or a related subject and graduated within the last three years, we’d love you to apply.   

Corporate Responsibility

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Elders is an integral part of the Australian community. It’s important to us that we contribute to partnerships that help the health and wellbeing of our customers, protect the environment, support grassroots community groups and provide industry a platform for growth and innovation. 

Elders supports a range of business, community, charitable and sporting organisations throughout rural and regional Australia. It has an employee contribution program called 'Elders Give It', which raises money for Beyond Blue, Landcare and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Last financial year (1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021) Elders donated a total of $2.05 million in sponsorships and donations to over 840 local community sports teams and events.

Diversity & Inclusion

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We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to achieving our objective of attracting, retaining and leveraging talent.

Elder are committed to providing a workplace that promotes equal opportunity and an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, including race, colour, national extraction, social origin, age, marital status, family or carer responsibilities, sex or chosen gender, sexual preference, religion and physical ability. Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy sets out the key elements of a diverse organisation and the value derived from embedding diversity.

Gender diversity

For several years, redressing gender imbalance has been the focus of our diversity program given the significant gap of female representation in leadership positions across the agriculture industry. Since setting our Board-approved measurable diversity objectives, we have made steady progress.

This year, we continued to increase the representation of women on our Board and number of female team leaders, exceeding our FY21 targets. We also increased the representation of women in management positions across the organisation by 2, to 18 per cent. Although Elders has not reached its target of 25 per cent, there has been significant progress with an 80 per cent increase in the representation of women in management positions since our target was first set in FY17. To drive continued improvement on redressing gender imbalance, Elders launched:

  • unconscious bias training to managers as part of its Frontline Manager program
  • a gender de-coder for job advertisements, aimed at assisting managers with developing position descriptions and advertisements to encourage more female applicants
  • an internal pay equity review, providing initial insights to our Board on gender pay equity
  • gender specific reporting to management during Elders’ annual remuneration review.

Our broader diversity program

During the reporting period, we took steps to extend the scope of our diversity program to include other categories of diversity. This began with the conduct of a staff survey to identify the present diversity of our workforce. Our survey revealed that within our workforce:

  • 7 per cent have a disability or impairment
  • 3 per cent identify as LGBTQI+
  • 7 per cent speak a language other than English
  • 44 per cent are primary carers
  • 4 per cent identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • 10 per cent were born outside of Australia
  • 83 per cent of respondents stated that they felt safe to be themselves at work.

We are now developing strategies to improve on these findings and further our diversity objectives. We will also launch new diversity targets, continuing to focus on gender imbalance while extending our scope to cover other categories of diversity.
Further analysis of gender pay equity will continue through the next reporting period to identify and redress any issues. We will also continue to report annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency outlining our workplace profile in accordance with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth).

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