At AgXtra, we believe young people are critical to the future of the industry.
Employment opportunities for Undergraduates
AgXtra runs a program designed to provide tertiary students studying Agricultural Science with exposure to the industry and an opportunity to undertake applied work in-the-field. Since 2010, the business has provided students with regular opportunities to participate in field activities, such as data collection, trial seeding and harvest, fruit picking and soil/tissue sample collection. Conducted in a team environment and under the supervision of experienced staff, our participants have enjoyed the opportuntiy to learn aspects of applied field research and agronomy. The opportunity can lead to ongoing, full time employment following graduation, with almost half of our current full time staff being identified through this work experience model.
Career Development Program
In 2016 AgXtra introduced its Career Development Program with the aim of providing a clear pathway for graduates joining our team. Our objective is to harness the passion and drive of graduates, and enhance this with field experience, mentoring from senior staff and skill development through an identified series of training modules. External providers of training modules include Business SA and the Australian Institute of Management. Employment with the organisation is ongoing upon completion of the three year program.
At the completion of the program, we anticipate our participants will have:
- Achieved Research Officer status
- Developed client management skills
- The ability to deliver applied research projects
- Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation , and technical writing
- Advanced agronomic skills
- Advanced abilities in trial design, assessment methodology and software application
- Developed staff management and leadership skills
We would be delighted to hear from candidates year round, so please register your interest via one of the options below.
Applications should be sent to:
PO Box 124
Kensington Park SA 5068
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org