At Ruralco we are committed to attracting the best and brightest talent for our diverse business. We aim to provide an environment for all employees to perform to the best of their ability.
As one of the largest employers in Australian agribusiness, Ruralco directly employs approximately 2,400 people across Australia. The footprint of the Group’s 48 business units is significant; these local, regional employers are a vital part of the diversity and economic livelihood of Australia’s outlying communities. Our talented workforce is comprised of professional and passionate individuals who take pride in supporting Australia’s primary industries and fostering stable long-term relationships with our customers. If you share this passion, we’d love to hear from you.
1. Our Vision
Our aim to be the leading Australian agribusiness and the preferred partner to our valued customers and the employer of choice within our sector. We believe that our businesses are the best local suppliers to farmers, primary producers and rural customers. It is a great time to be part of the agriculture industry in Australia.
2. Values Driven
At Ruralco we have a pragmatic and common sense approach to all that we do. Our employees have a can-do attitude and are willing to roll up their blue-checked sleeves to get the ‘job done’. We want people to be able to think for themselves and come up with the best solutions for our customers and the business as a whole. We are values-driven and our purpose is: We’re here for Australian Farmers.
3. Technology & Innovation
Ruralco is committed to innovation within the agricultural industry in Australia. We are major sponsors of SproutX, (funding and supporting agtech startups and innovators). We are committed to taking agriculture in Australia to the next level.
We are proud supporters of rural communities and we are committed to our solid partnership with Lifeline. Our CEO made the largest ever personal donation to Lifeline in 2016.
5. Safety & Wellbeing
We are committed to safety and have one of the lowest LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates) in the industry. We have developed a number of industry specific programs aimed at keeping our employees safe and actively drive our “Zero Harm” strategies.
6. Reward & Recognition
You’ll be rewarded for the work that you do and the commitment that you demonstrate. At Ruralco we have several key events within a year to recognise employees that have gone above and beyond in their roles. Some other benefits include our General Share Plan, salary packaging, study assistance and corporate discounts.
7. Starting Out
Our highly successful Graduate Program and Traineeships are well recognized nationally. Our Graduate Program runs for 2 years and the program is designed to suit the individual interests of the participants.
8. Diversity & Belonging
We are committed to building diversity within our business and we proudly support Women in Agriculture including our paid Maternity Leave scheme. Our employees comment that working for a Ruralco business unit is like being part of a close-knit family. You will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about what they do.
9. Established & Experienced
You will be joining an established Australian agribusiness with a long and storied history. One of our businesses, Roberts Limited, has been operating for 150 years. Ruralco is an ASX listed company with over 2,400 employees and 48 unique businesses. You’ll be able to learn from some of the best in the business at Ruralco.
You will be part of a business that responds effectively to change within our industry. The agriculture sector is currently the fastest growing industry of the 19 industries in Australia. Ruralco has been growing organically and also through the successful acquisitions of businesses that fit with our strategic goals.