Early Career recruitment process - Elders Rural Services

The recruitment process for the Elders Early Careers Programs is a multi-stage process, based on best-practice, to ensure we match the best applicants to positions and ensure success right from the start.

Here’s what to expect, with a few handy tips to help you prepare, should you move forward to the next stage.

Step 1: Complete our easy application form

This is where you’ll get the chance to tell us about who you are, and your skills and relevant experience. The form will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Handy tip: have your up-to-date resume ready, as you’ll need to upload it.

Step 2: Online assessment

Once we’ve had a look at your application, if you meet our eligibility criteria, we’ll invite you to complete an online assessment.

You can take the online assessment at home or anywhere you have internet access.

The online assessment will measure your verbal, numerical and logical reasoning.

Handy tip: when completing your online assessment, make sure you’re free from distraction and have good internet connection. Read the questions carefully. If you’re unfamiliar with these types of assessments, try some practice questions beforehand.

Step 3: Video interview

If you’re successful in the online assessment, you’ll move onto the next stage – a video interview.

This stage gives us a deeper understanding of who you are and provides a great opportunity for you to share a little bit about yourself with us.

Once you log onto our secure site, you’ll be asked a few questions and you’ll need to record your responses. You can do this at any time, and anywhere you feel comfortable.

Prepare for your video interview by considering the various school, work, and life experiences you can draw on. Think about how you can make your experience relevant to the role you’re applying for.

Handy tip: let your personality shine through.

Step 4: Engagement centre

The final stage of the recruitment process is our engagement centre. Should you reach this stage, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills by participating in a range of interactive activities. You’ll also be able to meet previous program participants and business leaders and find out more about the Elders Early Careers Programs.

Our engagement centres will be held in late August and early September and will be online, so you don’t need to travel to attend them in person. We’ll keep you updated once dates are finalised.

If you’re successful, we’ll call you a few days after your engagement centre with the news.

Good luck! We’ll keep in touch throughout the selection process to let you know how your application is tracking.

Frequently asked questions

We’re committed to giving our applicants the chance to pursue roles on a level playing field, by removing barriers that people with a disability may face.

If you think there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to the recruitment process (or the role), so you can participate fairly, please email us. We want you to feel comfortable to be yourself.

After submitting your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email with next-step details relevant to the specific program you applied for.

In most cases, we will be in touch within one week of applications closing and the final outcome will be communicated within four weeks of applications closing.

Yes, although we recommend that you don’t apply for more than two roles.

This will show us that you’ve done your research to understand Elders, the roles and opportunities with us, as well as helps highlight your areas of interest and where you could see a future with us.

No – we want to make the recruitment process as easy as possible for you.

If you are invited to complete online assessment or video interview for a second program, after having recently completed these tasks for a different program, please send us an email and we’ll be sure to use your original assessment.

Learn about the opportunities in the Elders Early Careers Program.

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