Careers - Elders Rural Services

At Elders, everyone is provided with opportunities to reach their full potential and we value the differences of a diverse workforce. A career with Elders means an opportunity to work among some of the best experts in the industry and learning through on-the-job training and mentoring. We offer online learning, webinars and in-house courses, which have been tailored to suit the needs of today’s farming businesses.

Our employees appreciate the flexibility provided to them as their needs change over their career. We have many people whose loyalty and abilities have been recognised as they have forged their careers from trainee to senior manager, from sales to technical expert, from one side of the country to the other.

Life at Elders

Elders Agronomists build and maintain strong relationships with clients not just for short-term gains, but to help them create a successful, sustainable and productive business for many years to come. Agronomists work closely with the branch team to provide clients with agronomic technical advice, products and services that help Elders clients thrive.

Elders Territory Sales Managers provide clients with expert livestock sales support and insights. Working both in-branch and travelling the countryside, Territory Sales Managers draft, assess and prepare livestock for market to obtain maximum value for clients. The key to a Territory Sales Manager’s success is understanding the value of the team and drawing on colleagues to make informed decisions whilst working largely independently.

Elders Sales Support Officers are the first people our clients see when they interact with an Elders branch. Providing expert customer service and operating as the backbone of the branch, they also support the sales team’s work building relationships with clients. With the backing of the Elders network and the necessary tools to take clients through the end-to-end sales process, this position provides opportunity to learn and grow your career.

Elders Branch Managers are entrusted to manage all aspects of branch operations and lead the branch team to achieve growth and exceed earning targets. With the support of an experienced network and using expert team management skills, successful branch managers will empower branch sales and administration team members.

Rural Products Sales roles work within the branch and on farm, providing expert product knowledge and customer service skills to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and promote products that strengthen their businesses.

Elders Property Managers look after a portfolio of properties and generate growth through client relationships and cultivating new opportunities.

Elders Real Estate Sales Representatives drive listing and selling opportunities to expand our real estate business by building client relationships and proactive marketing.

Current vacancies

Elders offers a wide range of career options in areas including livestock sales, wool sales, farm supplies, agronomy, financial services and real estate, as well as a number of traineeships and graduate opportunities.

Traineeship programs


Designed by successful sales leaders, the Elders Stock and Station Trainee program provides practical and realistic training to the next generation of agents. The program focuses on developing skills and knowledge through valuable hands-on experience, online learning, and face-to-face workshops concentrating on the livestock industry. It all adds up to a great launching pad for a progressive sales career with Elders.​

There’s really no limit to where the program could take you at Elders. Some of the roles our with former trainees have found include Branch Manager, Rural Products Sales Manager, Territory Sales Manager, Livestock Manager and State Livestock Manager.

Applications for the 2021 program have now closed.



The Graduate Agronomy program has been specifically designed by our agronomy experts, to provide excellent career opportunities within Australia’s iconic agribusiness organisation.

Managed by the Thomas Elder Institute, the two-year tailored program involves the opportunity to work across multiple locations in Australia, providing exposure to a variety of cropping segments. The second year focuses on specialisation in a particular segment.

Supported by our in-field experts, you will will develop the skills required to provide growers with the latest in agricultural technology. This includes crop protection products, seed, fertiliser and plant nutrition services through the provision of cutting edge agronomic advice.

Applications are now open and close 1 August 2021.

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