Thomas Foods International
Agriculture & Horticulture
Growing careers in the global food industry.
Australia’s reputation for clean, green and premium produce has seen the food industry experience solid growth in recent years, creating career pathways along the way.
As global demand for Australian meat, seafood and fresh produce continues to grow, so does the range of exciting employment opportunities for young Australians.
Employing 3500 staff globally with extensive national and international operations, Thomas Foods International is at the global food industry forefront. At its core Thomas Foods International is Australia’s largest 100% family-owned meat processor supplying high-quality Australian sheep, lamb, goat and beef products to more than 50 countries.
We have expanded into fresh produce and seafood – boosting our presence on the plates of consumers right across the world.
Our Fresh Produce business is a major supplier of potatoes and onions, sold nationally and internationally while Thomas Cappo Seafoods sells Australia’s highest quality, sustainable seafood both domestically and globally.
Given the scale and diversity of the group, Thomas Foods International is able to offer a full range of employment opportunities for school leavers and those wishing to take the first steps to a rewarding career in a growth industry.
We are a second generation family company with our roots in regional Australia. A large proportion of our workforce is employed in key regional centres and we work closely with farmers across South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Our head office is in Adelaide and we operate meat processing plants in SA and NSW with other processing, value adding and distribution facilities nationally. We continue to invest heavily in developing our operating capabilities in Australia.
The Group has a global distribution footprint across North America, Europe & North Asia and continues to invest in developing this capability led by our US business.
Broad range of career opportunities
We work closely with regional and metropolitan schools to highlight the variety of jobs on offer. We assist school leavers to build their careers and take advantage of our apprenticeships and structured training programs.
All our roles include comprehensive on-the-job training. The career opportunities across the Group are broad and range from entry level to more specialised and senior process positions across the following areas:
- Food Processing (eg boners, trimmers, slaughter-persons, food processors, packers, forklift operators)
- Quality Assurance and Laboratory
- Animal Welfare
- Feedlot and Livestock
- Engineering and Maintenance (eg electricians, fitter and turners)
- Sales and Marketing
- Export, Finance, Administration and Human Resources