Getting a job in agriculture

A career in the agriculture industry

Working in agriculture can be seriously challenging, but massively rewarding. The industry plays a critical role in all of our lives and a job in the industry can help you contribute to a better community.


Agriculture demands innovation and resilience, but the range of available roles is enormous. You can literally get your hands dirty, or help the industry to develop new ways of getting people fed and clothed.

Types of positions

  • Grain grower
  • Researcher
  • Livestock producer
  • Fruit grower
  • Farmhand
  • Transport and logistics
Working in Agriculture Shepparton

Agriculture job pathways:

  • Farming traineeship
  • Assistant farmhand
  • Fruit picking

Benefits of working in the agriculture sector

Agriculture work is hands-on and often outdoors, with plenty of roles perfect for people who do not want to spend their days behind a desk. It is an industry where practical knowledge, problem solving and innovation are prized.

The farm, forestry and food sectors are also tight-knit communities, giving you the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded people. It is an industry working towards a shared goal – finding more efficient and sustainable ways to serve the community.

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How to get a job in agriculture

There are plenty of agriculture roles available for those starting with few skills or little knowledge of the industry. Talk to us at CVGT Australia today about the education, traineeship and apprenticeship options in your region. We can guide you on the first steps in your career journey, then support you as you learn your trade.

Agriculture jobs are popular in these regions:

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Challenges of an agriculture job

Employment in agriculture may be relatively stable, but there are parts of the industry that go through ups and downs – weather, prices and government policy can all change overnight. You will need to be adaptable and willing to go with the flow.


Agriculture is also facing up to the massive challenge of climate change, which is forcing the industry to constantly respond. But the industry is crying out for people with ideas to help make the transition work for all involved.

For employers – our agriculture recruitment services

Our mission at CVGT Australia is connecting people and businesses for meaningful employment. We have a track record of providing quality candidates and the support you need to make recruiting a success. We take the risk out of finding new staff, and your business may also be eligible for a financial subsidy. If you are looking to grow or diversify your workforce, learn more on our looking for staff page, or contact us on 132 848 and we can talk through the options that will suit your business.

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