Graduate Agronomy Program - Elders Rural Services

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Are you passionate about a career in agronomy? Would you relish the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable agronomists in both the broadacre and horticulture sectors?

Applications are now open for the Elders Graduate Agronomy Program, a two-year entry level program, specifically designed to launch your career as an agronomist, a trusted role providing leading advice to growers to improve their yields.

Within the program, you’ll be exposed to both horticulture and broadacre areas to expand your knowledge of each, as well as gain a broad understanding of Elders and the agricultural industry.

“This program excites me as I can now expand my agronomic skills in a variety of locations under the guidance of supportive and knowledgeable agronomists.” – Amy Canty, participant in the 2022 Graduate Agronomy Program.

Learn more about Amy’s journey with Elders.

Program structure

In the Graduate Agronomy Program you will receive hands-on training from Elders’ industry experts and be able to put your learnings to use with the guidance of some of Australia’s leading agronomists. You’ll also be given access to, and taught more about, the latest technology and practices in the industry.

The program runs for two years, beginning in February. You will go through two six-month rotations in your first year, which will focus on building your foundational understanding of crop segments and what it means to be an agronomist at Elders. This will be followed by one 12-month rotation in your second year, where you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in a crop segment on your choice. These rotations are designed to provide you greater exposure to the business and give you the opportunity to grow your skills across different crop segments. We are therefore looking for people who are willing to relocate throughout the Elders network, within your allocated state.

The Graduate Agronomy Program prioritises hands-on training, allowing you to apply your learnings to real jobs and to make real contributions. You’ll receive guidance and training from your branch’s experienced agronomists, as well as be assigned a mentor who will support you through the program, providing additional coaching and advice.

The program has a track record of cultivating some of the industry’s brightest young agronomists. By the end of the Elders Graduate Agronomy Program, you will have all the knowledge and skills needed to move into a permanent role in the Elders team.

Locations: Australia wide

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Elders Graduate Agronomy Program you’ll need to:

  • Have graduated with a relevant university degree within the last three years
  • be willing to relocate for program rotations (within home state)
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident – please note that temporary visa holders are not eligible for this program.

Learn about the early careers recruitment process.


Ready to apply?

Applications for the Elders Graduate Agronomy Program are now open and will be closing 8:00 am, Friday 5 August 2022 (AEST).

Tip: have your up-to-date resume ready to upload as part of the process.

Apply now


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