Teys Australia

Agricultural & Horticultural

Teys Australia is an innovative global food business built on true family values of four generations of the Teys family and our Cargill joint venture partners.

We are a leading beef processor and exporter in Australia, exporting to over 60 countries around the world, and are proud partners to over 7,000 Aussie beef producers. Our workforce of 4,700 are located across fourteen sites, in four states. With Teys being the largest employer in many of our regional locations. Our business focus is on supporting our local communities, contributing a further 13,000 jobs in rural and regional Australia.

We work with some of the largest names in retailing, food service and manufacturing across the globe and bring our hands-on protein and food industry knowledge to the table helping solve challenges with tailored solutions.

We have a proven track record for delivering the goods since 1946. We are quality-obsessed and have established ourselves as an industry leader through a focus on innovation that keeps us at the top of our game. This focus is driven by our commitment to sustainability, safety, supply chain integrity and animal welfare practices. From our producers to our livestock buyers, transport drivers, processing staff, wholesalers, retailers and restaurateurs, we all work together to feed people and enrich lives.

While we are an industry leading, innovative business, we understand that our long term success will come from our people. Our employees bring with them a range of experiences, skills and cultural backgrounds that enable us to better enrich the lives of our customers around the globe. We are proud of the way we work responsibly and ethically with our cattle producers and partners to move food from paddock to plate around the globe.


63 Countries
4,700 Employees
1946 Founded

Career Opportunities

Employee training and development is a high priority for our company. We continue to promote employee career paths, choosing appropriate education and pathways, and promoting from within. At Teys Australia we have a variety of options for students looking to start their working career:

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and School-Based Programs

Our career paths are supported by traineeships, apprenticeships, school-based learning programs, a graduate program and leadership development.

Our certificate programs include Meat Processing, Feedlot Operations, Business, Electrical and Mechanical to name a few.

Graduate Program

Since 2016, we have had 32 Graduates join our business, working across departments such as; Environment, Asset Management, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Safety and Livestock.

These programs cover among other things:

  • Personal development
  • Real work employment
  • ‘On the job’ training
  • Network building, coaching and mentoring
  • External courses
  • AUS-MEAT and Meat Standards Australia
  • Strategic projects
  • Work assignments

As Teys looks forward we continue to invest in the future leaders of our business.

Our People

To understand the variety of opportunities available at Teys Australia meet five of our employees who have shared their career stories.

Brianna – Business Administration Trainee (Tamworth)

‘I’m currently completing my Certificate III in Business Administration at Teys at Tamworth. I came across the opportunity through the school careers board. I’ve been at Teys now for seven months which has been a great experience, I enjoy the people I work with and the positive atmosphere.’

Mathew – School-Based Trainee – Meat Processing (Beenleigh)

‘I went to school at Beenleigh High, and graduated in November 2019. I found out about an opportunity for a
school-based traineeship with Teys at Beenleigh through the school. They had the application details on the website and on the notice boards. I applied for the traineeship while I was in year 11 and started working at Teys one day a week until I finished my year 12 certificate and could work full-time. I really like the people I work with at the site, I’ve learned new things through the traineeship and I enjoy working in the plant.’

Cobus – Electrical/Fitter Apprentice (Wagga Wagga)

‘I was working as a production worker when Teys advertised internally for first year fitter and electrical apprentices, enabling myself and others the opportunity to apply for the position. I was in the production team for approximately 9 months before taking up the apprenticeship and have been studying at TAFE NSW and working in the trades team for 12 months. I love my trade, it is challenging, interesting and exciting every day. The people you work with are outgoing, enthusiastic and want to help you learn. The quality of the training you receive from Teys is impeccable.’

Molly – Operations Graduate (Wagga Wagga)

‘I went to school at St Paul’s Grammar, Cranebrook, where I graduated in 2014 with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. In 2015, I began a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (AVBS) through the University of Sydney, exposing me to a wide range of industries from animal production to research and conservation. During my time at university, I had the opportunity to join the Sydney University Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) Team for the 2018 competition held in Wagga Wagga. Following the competition, I came to Teys at Wagga site for a tour of the facilities and was offered a Quality Assurance/Quality Control/Operations Graduate position to start in February 2019. There is a wide range of opportunities within the company, everything from people management to engineering to environmental management to marketing. It is exciting to be involved with a large company that presents so many opportunities to its employees.‘

Mal – A Teys Values Story

‘Teys has been my first and only employer and it’s great that they have been so supportive and offered me the opportunity to progress in my career. Starting as a labourer in 2000 when I left school, I never would have imagined rolling briskets would see me 13 years later as the Training Manager for Tamworth. I started my career in the boning room and have progressed through several roles, giving me the opportunity to develop my technical and leadership skills, and complete a Certificate in Training and Assessing. I love that I can give back to the business by mentoring others and provide hands-on training.’

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STEM at Teys Australia

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) is a crucial focus area for the business.

By investing in our STEM departments and our internal talent, we are committed to supporting innovation and unlocking our future potential. 

Asset Management

Teys engineers are at the forefront of integrating innovative, industry-leading technologies. This includes; process automation and robotics to ensure reliability, safety and efficiency at our facilities. 

Environment and Sustainability 

At Teys, professionals from all disciplines come together to support overall business sustainability and performance by developing efficient and effective solutions to real-world problems. Our Environmental Officers at our sites work in our Asset Management function and coordinate science, mathematics and engineering principles to work towards reducing the company’s environmental footprint, whilst improving productivity. 

New Product Development 

Food and consumer research and insights are a growing part of the business and are becoming an essential component of the food production industry. This enables us to create products that consumers are looking for today and wondering about tomorrow. 

Feedlot & Strategic Livestock Operations 

Feedlot and Livestock Operations is a crucial part of the Teys business. We take our animal welfare responsibilities seriously and have careers ranging from cattle buying to animal health and welfare, feed milling, feeding and quality assurance. 

Quality Assurance/ Quality Control 

Our Quality Assurance and Control teams at each processing facility ensure that inspections are carried out and govern our strict food safety practices. This ensures that our customers and consumers have confidence that the product they receive is of the highest standard. 

From the top 

Our support for STEM careers comes right from the top at Teys, with members of our Leadership Team having pursued careers in the STEM field. Collectively the Leadership Team are active supporters of these fields by encouraging and mentoring students that are studying or have studied in these areas. Teys Australia engages with universities to support and encourage the STEM fields and helps provide resources to further students’ education and practical understanding. 


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Enriching lives in every way 

For us, sustainability is about creating brighter and better futures for our local communities, and the planet, and building on the Teys family heritage for generations to come. 

Food Safety and Quality 

Our food safety processes are based on industry best practices and adhere to the most rigorous Australian and global standards. You can be sure all customers are receiving the highest global standard of safety and quality. 

Looking forward 

As we deliver on our promise to feed people and enrich lives across all of our communities, we are continuously improving our sustainability practices. We know minimising our environmental impacts isn’t only important to you, our industry and the future – it’s the right thing to do. 

Cultural Diversity at Teys Australia

Teys Australia is an ever-evolving, global food brand with true family values at the core, built by four generations of Teys family, and the commitment of our Cargill joint venture partners.

We are a leading beef processor and exporter in Australia, exporting to over 60 countries around the world, and are proud partners to over 7,000 Aussie beef producers. 

Our workforce of 4,700 are located across 15 sites in four states, and in diverse roles from feedlots to finance. Teys is the largest employer in many of our regional locations. Our business focus is on supporting our local communities, contributing a further 13,000 jobs in rural and regional Australia. 

Our story goes back more than 70 years when the four Teys brothers, Cid, Cliff, Mick and Max, opened their first butcher shop in Brisbane’s Woolloongabba. The hard-working brothers built up their business on a foundation of good old-fashioned service, a quality product and honest business ethics. 

These foundations haven’t changed and still lie at the heart of Teys Australia. It’s our end-to-end supply chain capability that brings the story of provenance, and our passion for the business, to life in everything we do. 

From our producers to our livestock buyers, transport drivers, processing staff, wholesalers, retailers and restaurateurs, we all work together to feed people and enrich lives. 

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Equal Opportunity 

Teys Australia is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our strategic recruitment practices, our focus is to place the right person, in the right role, at the right time. 

Our Values 

Teys Australia is proud of its heritage and the embedded family values of Humility, Integrity, Loyalty, Resilience, Trust and Cooperation that inspire our workforce to be the best they can be every day. 


Teys understands the value that diversity brings to our business. We pride ourselves on having more than 50 different nationalities in our business and encourage both work and community engagement. It is important for us to be able to provide a safe, inclusive and accessible environment where everyone can realise their full potential throughout the various stages of their careers. 

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