Elders Rural Services

2015
Finalist
South Australia

For 176 years, Elders have been recognised as Australia’s leading agribusiness. Elders provide industry innovation and development as well as information, sale facilitation and product offerings to farmers and customers across a range of agricultural services including livestock, wool, merchandise, finance, insurance, real estate, live export and grain.

For 176 years, Elders have been recognised as Australia’s leading agribusiness. Elders provide industry innovation and development as well as information, sale facilitation and product offerings to farmers and customers across a range of agricultural services including livestock, wool, merchandise, finance, insurance, real estate, live export and grain.

The Elders Traineeship Programme is an integral part of the overall Elders business development strategy. The Programme is designed to provide practical and real life stock and station agency training. Over the past six years, 92 trainees have completed their qualification with Elders, with 21 currently undertaking traineeships across rural Australia.

Elders’ trainees interact with managers, product specialists, customers, clients and subject matter experts and are exposed to a nationwide network of contacts in the business. With an ageing workforce in the livestock industry, the Programme ensures its retiring experienced staff mentor its trainees to enable effective succession planning.

The Elders Traineeship Programme has created a loyal, skilled workforce for the company and has offered its graduates a defined career path.