INFORMATION FOR JOBSEEKERS

LOOKING TO FIND WORK IN FOOD & AG?

These are challenging times for all Australians. Jobs in WA Food & Ag are here to provide you with information about where to look for employment in Western Australia's primary industries, as well as how best to prepare yourself for obtaining work.

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aRE YOU A SKILLED WORKER?

Do you have:

  • Forklift Ticket?

  • Truck License?

  • Experience driving agricultural machinery?

  • Formal qualifications in agriculture, horticulture, or fisheries?

  • Formal qualification in cooking or similar?

If you your answer is "yes" to any of the points above, you are most likely a "skilled worker".  Depending on your experience, you may be eligible for roles such as: 

  • Air Seeder Operator

  • Boom Spray Operator

  • Machinery Operator

  • Stockperson

  • Truck Driver

  • Forklift Operator

  • Cook

  • Boat Master

  • Meat Process Worker

  • Farm Hand/Worker

For more information about types of careers in primary industries, check out Rural Careers.

Skilled workers are strongly encouraged to create a profile on Studium via the button below. 

Skilled work is also often advertised by recruitment companies. Please follow the links below to commence your search. 

Are you an Unskilled Worker?

If you don't possess any formal qualification related to agriculture, horticulture, or fisheries, then you are most likely an "unskilled worker". This isn't a bad thing - unskilled jobs make up a large portion of the seasonal agricultural, horticultural, and fisheries workforce.

Unskilled workers are most likely to find employment in roles such as:

  • Fruit/Vegetable Picker

  • Fruit/Vegetable Packer

  • Meat Process Worker

  • Deck Hand

  • Cleaner

  • Vineyard Worker

  • Farm Hand/Worker

For more information about types of careers in primary industries, check out Rural Careers.

In many cases, it is preferable that unskilled workers at least possess a C Class drivers license.

If you have never worked in a primary industry before, Jobs in WA Food & Ag strongly encourages you to complete some training in Occupational Health and Safety in order to prepare for work in a manual environment.

At this time of great uncertainty, we strongly discourage unskilled workers from applying for roles that you are unsuitable for. 

What should I do?

  • Prepare your CV. Ensure that you have proof of all of your qualifications ready to go. Understand that at this time, employers are going to be inundated with applicants, and you should do everything possible to make assessing your application simple. 

  • Check the information below to work out if you are an unskilled or skilled worker and follow the steps.

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What next?

  • Subscribe to our mailing list below for regular updates on jobs, and important information from government agencies that might impact your search for work. 

  • Follow our social media channels for job listings.

  • Consider participating in an Occupational Health and Safety training course

  • Check out some of these courses on offer in agricultural industries. You could even check out Muresk Institute for short courses.

  • Sit tight and observe current government health advice. For the latest information, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page. Do not travel into a regional or rural areas of Western Australia without first obtaining employment. 

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES AND TALENT AGENCIES

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