Livestock Career Development Program - Elders Rural Services


Do you have a passion for livestock? Do you want to contribute to positive change for the industry and help to improve the businesses of livestock producers around the country?

The Elders Livestock Careers Development Program is an 18-month entry level program specifically designed by our in-house livestock leaders to launch your career in the livestock industry, furthering your learning about livestock sales and marketing, as well as production and animal health.


“It’s an opportunity to get out with very experienced agents who’ve been in the job for 30 or more years and soak up so much from people who are phenomenal at this job.”   Eboni Knights, participant in the 2020 Livestock Program, now Territory Sales Manager, Mortlake.

Read Eboni’s story and find out more about her career with Elders.


Program structure

As a part of the Livestock Career Development Program, you’ll have the opportunity to work on real jobs in both saleyard and branch environments, being mentored and guided by Elders’ experienced employees and leaders, to learn and practice effective selling and relationship building techniques.

The program runs for 18 months, beginning in late January. You will undergo two to three personalised rotations between Elders branches. These rotations are designed to provide you greater exposure to the business and give you the opportunity to grow your skills across different conditions and teams. We are therefore looking for people who are willing to relocate throughout the Elders’ network, within your allocated state.

As the next generation of livestock sales agents, you’ll receive hands-on training, allowing you to apply your learnings to real jobs and to make real contributions.  In addition to the guidance you’ll receive from your Branch Manager, you’ll also be assigned a mentor who will support you through the program, providing additional coaching and advice. You’ll be given the the tools, training, and experience to succeed in your career and make a difference to Australia’s rural communities.

You will gain a broad understanding of Elders and the agricultural industry, and upon completion of the program, you’ll have all the skills and knowledge necessary to move into a permanent role at Elders.

Locations: Australia wide

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Elders Livestock Careers Development Program you’ll need to:

  • Have some experience or familiarity with the livestock and / or agricultural industry
  • 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.

Note: No qualifications are needed – we value applications from all candidates regardless of gender, age or background.

Learn about the early careers recruitment process.

Ready to apply?

Applications for our Livestock Careers Development Program are currently closed.

Thank you for your interest. Keep your eye out for the next intake!

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