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Consolidated Pastoral Company
Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) is an Australian managed, majority foreign-owned Agrifood business with an international presence. It owns and operates an expansive portfolio of cattle stations across northern Australia. The company also holds a 90% interest in Juang Jaya Abdi Alam (JJAA) which owns and operates two feedlots in Indonesia. Our history goes back to 1860, with the CPC portfolio of properties first consolidated in 1983.
CPC direct sales channels primarily involve selling cattle and beef to Asian consumer markets, domestic feedlots, processors and exporting live cattle.
At CPC, it doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female, experienced or looking to have a life-changing experience, we support career development and provide ongoing opportunities at every level.
We are always looking for team members who are self-reliant, resourceful, practical, versatile, adaptable, capable and have the ability to deal with different personalities that living in a rural community offers.
At the start of each season, CPC welcomes on board new employees who initially start their training and company induction at a dedicated training facility, which is then followed up with further training at the station, where they will work for the season.
Once arriving on station, employees will go through site specific induction and training prior to beginning work for the mustering season. This will include skills training such as horsemanship, horse shoeing, cattle work, fencing, water and mechanical maintenance and motorbike skills. The induction also allows new employees to learn information such as low stress stock handling techniques and Workplace Health and Safety within the pastoral industry.
We also believe our team members are a vital link in the continuing success of our company and therefore in addition our focus on training and development we encourage strong communication throughout CPC. With weekly reports from the CEO to all of the team, use of internal social media and newsletters, monthly team meetings on station, conferences and regular company conference calls, our team are kept informed on what is happening within the business, future initiatives and share their ideas on our journey to become the preferred employer within the pastoral industry.
Every year CPC hosts the CPC Stations Challenge for all employees to showcase their skills in stock, horse, cattle, cooking, innovation, photography and various other challenges to see who will take the lead. Socially, life in the bush is what you make it. Whether it is heading to a camp draft, to the nearest centre for the local races and events or time out on the station, there is always something going on.
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At a Glance
Your team and your mates
At CPC we care about our people and treat them like family. From the moment you arrive at the cattle station, you are part of a close-knit team where lifelong friendships are made. Our people are dedicated, passionate and their hard work and commitment is celebrated and recognised. Be a part of our CPC family.
Opportunities are endless
Being a part of our team comes with some great benefits, it’s not about what work you have done, or what you’ve studied, or where you went to school; it’s about you … and what you can do. Your opportunities are endless.
Build your career through training
Many of our people kick off their tertiary education by enrolling in a Certificate II or Certificate III in Agriculture or Rural Operations where they can achieve a qualification alongside their daily work tasks, with the support of their leaders and management teams. We develop our people from the ground up, both internally and externally; no career path is the same. Build your own career at CPC.
We care for our animals
As a team, we have high standards of livestock welfare to ensure best practice management and we continue to seek out and implement new technologies to assist with favourable animal welfare outcomes. We use low stress handling and regularly provide instruction and training in these methods to our people. Come join us and learn from leading industry teachers.
We care for you
CPC is future focused on workplace health and safety and will continue to look at ways to strengthen current and future workplace health and safety systems. Our leaders continue to encourage employees to report all incidents or hazards, always remain vigilant whilst working on stations and continue to be open and share safety communications with all teams. CPC is committed to being an industry leader in the workplace. Be part of our safety TEAM (Together Employees Accomplish More).
Create your own adventure
Each day can be an adventure, you could be riding a horse or motorbike during a cattle muster with the helicopter overhead or checking and maintaining cattle watering points in a four-wheel drive utility. You might be feeding our young cattle or cooking hearty meals for our people or creating an oasis around the garden homestead complex. Then there’s the fleet of vehicles and plant to keep running smoothly. Why not create your own adventure.
Experience what makes us unique
Our rural and remote areas allow you to become involved in our community events and attend or compete in camp drafts, rodeos or going to a local horse racing event. Our diverse properties, which are found amongst some of Australia’s magnificent landscapes, all offer something different for down time. You could just spend time riding your horse, water skiing, fishing, regional social events (drafts, rodeos, shows) or at the stations own social club. Experience new adventures and travel around Australia.
But what’s the food like?
Our stations are set up with a communal kitchen and a cook/chef who prepares nutritious, wholesome choice of meals that enable our people to have good energy as they work because often the weather is hot, and the work is physical. Station living is a home away from home.
Where do you sleep?
Accommodation at the station is supplied as a single airconditioned room with a shared bathroom (or an ensuite at some stations) and a shared laundry. Many of our stock staff “camp out”, when away from the station. They roll out their swags and camp under the stars where the horizon stretches for miles and the stars are brilliant. Don’t be the dreamer, live in the moment and live your dream.
What’s in it for you?
You will enjoy above award wages paid directly into your bank account, subsidised food and accommodation, fare reimbursement, saddle and tool allowances. You have your power and water paid for. Take the lead and experience the real outback.
We believe in providing our staff with a work environment that is happy and harmonious. One that helps them become their best professionally so that they can achieve their professional goals. Here are just a few of the things that we do:
Bonuses & Allowances
Because hard work and a great attitude should be rewarded CPC offers the following rewards and benefits:
- Competitive remuneration
- Prepared meals and accommodation on our properties*
- Extensive induction and training programs*
- Fare allowances*
- Wifi or NextG access
- 7 weeks of annual leave entitlement (employees covered by the CPC Enterprise Agreement 2014)*
- Pilot license reimbursement*
* Station employees only (conditions apply)
Training & Career Development
At the beginning of the season, new CPC staff partake in an extensive Induction Course undertaken on-station which runs for up to 11 days. This is followed by site-specific induction training on the individual stations where they are based.
These skills include horsemanship, horseshoeing, cattle work, fencing, water and mechanical maintenance and motorbike skills. The induction also allows new staff to learn information such as low-stress stock handling techniques and Workplace Health and Safety within the pastoral industry.
All staff have an opportunity to create with their managers, an Individual Development Plan. These development needs are addressed through informal and formal training programs throughout the year and the course of their employment.
Courses offered may include:
- Chemcert Accreditation
- Bushfire Safety
- Four Wheel Driving
- Apply First Aid
- Station Butchering
- Communication and Management Skills
- Cert I Agriculture
- Cert II in Agriculture
- Cert III in Agriculture
- Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
- Cert IV in Rural Business
This list is by no means exhaustive and there are many other e-learning courses that may be learnt on CPC stations. The scope is extremely wide – the main limit being the person’s aptitude and interest in the skills he/she wishes to pursue.
To supplement your training by CPC personnel it is our custom to use professional instructors from outside the company. This practice allows staff access to some of this nation’s leading trainers.
To encourage staff to utilise and present their skills outside of the daily working environment CPC encourages staff to be involved in company and community campdrafts, rodeos, colt challenges and other events.
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