Friday, January 29th, 2010
Career opportunities for graduates will continue to grow as Australia increases its agricultural production to meet rising domestic and international consumer demand. Positions are rapidly appearing for those trained in agricultural sciences as well as allied supporting fields such as business, finance, engineering, sales and marketing. However, industry and educational sectors need to work together to match the supply of graduates to the burgeoning calls for their services.

Lucas Group Consultant Danielle Becker mentioned that Australia trains approximately 800 students in agribusiness disciplines each year to fill an annual demand of over 2000. These candidates are in the ‘box seat’ with the average starting salary for agribusiness graduates exceeding those in other disciplines by as much as 30%. The increased margin is attributed to both the demand and the nature of the responsibilities given to recent graduates.

With over twenty years of specialist recruitment experience in primary industry, the Lucas Group Pty Ltd is aware of and is helping to address some of the changes necessary to effect an increase in the supply of highly skilled, well educated graduates with professional qualifications.

According to Danielle, “we need to promote agribusiness in the high school curriculum in time for students to get a feel for it before senior high school subject choices are made. Universities need to follow with the promotion of flexible study options targeted to both metropolitan and regional students.”

Backing up these initiatives, it is essential widely varied industries under the agriculture ‘umbrella’ work to support school and university programs by offering internships and work placements to give students practical knowledge, ensuring that graduates are more ‘job ready’. Regional Australia, too, has a part to play in actively promoting the benefits of the lifestyle and community involvement which so many have found attractive in our rural and near-rural areas.

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The Lucas Group

Over the past two decades, The Lucas Group, Australia's largest agribusiness recruitment and management consulting organisation, has built a reputation for quality and specialised service. As our company has grown and increased its reach, we have maintained a commitment to integrity and unsurpassed industry knowledge.

Your mission must be to attract, employ, and retain the best talent within your market sector. This crucial function will make or break the long-term success of your company.

Every search is different and each client's needs are different. The Lucas Group understands your needs as well as the needs of our candidates. Thus our process is tailored to the specifications of the search, and as each search differs, so too does the process.
Danielle Becker
P: 08 7221 5000
M: 0431 124 263


Graduate, Career, Opportunity, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Australia



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