2022 ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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Welcome to the 2022 ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo
On behalf of the 2022 ICMJ Committee, I am excited to welcome up to 25 companies to the 2022 ICMJ Careers Expo. This is again a strong attendance – suggesting that the demand for ICMJ graduates is increasing. The greatest change we have seen over the past five years in the meat & livestock industry, is the increased appetite for university graduates across the supply-chain. It is impressive to see so many past alumni of the ICMJ program employed within the red meat & livestock industry across a broad range of roles.
The Careers Expo continues to be a standout for the attending students. Comments from past students include: ‘The Careers Expo was definitely the highlight this week. It was a great set up and organised well’ & ‘The Careers Expo was very valuable for future employment.’
We are also continuing to receive great feedback from attending Careers Expo companies –
“We have recently employed another two grads that were part of the ICMJ program last year, in which we met at the Careers Expo – they have just started in Operations & our QA/QC graduate program this year – we are very impressed with the students coming out of the ICMJ program – keep up the great work!”
For the 2022 students, we truly hope that you make the most of this event by meeting the people representing the companies, passing on your contact details and CVs, and especially following up post the event. The networks you meet today, may very well be your future employers!
Many thanks to the companies for attending this year’s event and for continuing to employ ICMJ graduates. Thank you also to Gradlink for your ongoing support and sponsorship of the Careers Expo. Lastly, thank you to AMIST for providing morning tea throughout the Careers Expo session.
We are excited to see the ICMJ program go from strength to strength on an annual basis –
“Inspiring and developing future professionals in the global red meat industry”.
2022 Careers Expo Coordinator
2022 ICMJ Feature Companies
AAM Investment Group Pty Ltd
AAM Investment Group (AAM) is a large-scale, wholly Australian-owned operator and provider of strategic investment, asset management and operational management services to Australia’s agricultural industry. Our vision is to promote investments that lead to change in the agricultural industry, creating a positive and sustainable legacy. This vision is supported by AAM’s foundational philosophies of diversification across supply chains and geographical production areas, and active management, with a focus on developing operational efficiencies, sustainability and potential for capital growth. This is further strengthened by adoption of an ‘owner-operator’ model. AAM has a national team of more than 640 employees across 33 sites, and five States and Territories, and manages over ~$650m of assets in multiple agricultural sectors including beef, grains, sheep, poultry and fibre.
AgCAREERSTART Gap Year
AgCAREERSTART is a 10-12 month gap-year program designed to kick-start your career in farming. If you’re under 25 and at the start of your career, it’s a great way to learn new skills, apply your knowledge, and build your confidence. www.agcareerstart.com.au
Alltech Lienert Australia
Alltech Lienert Australia provides customers with innovative, high quality products and services from feed formulation to the development of complete nutritional programs and biosecurity products. Backed by parent company Alltech, Alltech Lienert is able to offer educational programs such as the Alltech Young Scientist and Career Development Program.
For more than 35 years, AMIST Super has been helping people who work in the Australian meat industry to grow their super and plan for their retirement. But today, anyone can join. Find out why our members choose to stay with AMIST Super even when they leave the meat industry. It’s because we care. We have people on the ground talking to members at their worksites. We offer a personal service. We have consistently solid long-term investment returns and we are one of the lowest fee superannuation funds in the country. And, finally, there are no shareholders making a profit. All the money in the Fund belongs to its members.
Australian Meat Processing Corporation (AMPC)
The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) is the specialist research and development (R&D) provider for Australian meat processors wherever they are, whatever their markets, no matter their size. AMPC’s mandate is to provide research, development, and extension (RD&E) services that improve the sustainability and efficiency of the sector.
Australian Agricultural Company (AACo)
Established in 1824, the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) is one of the largest integrated cattle and beef producers, and is the oldest continuously operating company in Australia. AACo offers a range of opportunities across our stations, feedlots and farms across Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Australian Country Choice
Australian Country Choice is proudly 100% Australian owned and the world’s largest family-owned, vertically integrated cattle and beef supply chain. Our operation includes seedstock production, cattle breeding, backgrounding, farming, and lot-feeding through to beef primary processing and multi-specie further processing, value-adding, retail packing and distribution. ACC specialises in producing short-fed, grain-finished cattle, and beef, as well as diversifying our supply chain to include producing high-quality long-fed cattle, such as Wagyu and Black Angus. Our carrying capacity currently sits at 300,000 head across 4 million acres of properties & feedlots, with a processing capacity of 350,000 head of cattle per year. We are dedicated to ensuring best practice cattle production and supply of high-quality products to domestic, export and premium beef markets.
Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA)
The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is the peak representative body for the cattle feedlot industry. Its charter is to provide advocacy on issues that impact upon the sector, assist MLA determine the allocation and prioritisation of grain fed beef levies and to deliver industry development activities to improve the standards and practices of the industry over time. There are approximately 400 accredited feedlots in Australia located in areas that are in close proximity to cattle, grain, water and beef processing facilities. The cattle feedlot industry has a value of production of approximately $2.6 billion and employs some 28,600 people directly and indirectly. The industry accounts for approximately 40% of Australia’s total annual beef supply and exports around 60% of its production to over 100 countries around the world.
Australian Pork Limited
Our purpose is to enable a thriving pork industry for all. Our vision is to make pork Australia’s preferred choice of protein. And we aim to sustainably add $1 billion to farm gate value by 2025. What we do: Research to innovate our sustainable practices Marketing activities to improve the demand for Australian pork Strategic policy development to represent our industry to stakeholders
Bindaree Food Group
A prominent leader in the Australia meat industry, we deliver tailored protein solutions from the paddock to the plate across Australian and international markets. Our sites include a Feedlot in Croppa Creek, NSW, Processing facilities in Inverell, NSW and Burleigh Heads, QLD, Coldstore Warehouse in Brisbane, QLD and Sales office in Sydney.
Coles Group is one of Australia’s largest and most iconic retailers, with more than 2,500 outlets across our portfolio of Australian supermarkets, liquor and convenience stores. For over 100 years Coles has been committed to making life easier for customers by providing great service and value through trusted, high-quality products, sourced from thousands of farmers and suppliers. Today, we have over 120,000 team members based around the country, including those at our Hawthorn East Corporate office, who are making a difference to the 21 million customers who shop with us each week. Our team members are a diverse bunch and we authentically celebrate this at Coles Group – because a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture drives innovation, diversity of thought, new ideas and a better work environment for everyone. Our strategy is focused on changing at pace, efficiency and innovation, and we’re committed to having a positive impact on the lives of all Australians, now and into the future.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
We are Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services and as the main financial institution for one in three Australians, we’re in charge of designing simple, meaningful interactions to enhance their financial wellbeing. Being such a large and diverse organisation, we have a vast range of pathways for you to choose from, no matter your degree! CommBank is looking for Graduates and Summer Interns from a wide range of disciplines who can encompass our values and vision.
Delta Ag are a leading independent provider of farm inputs, farm advisory, and agency services across Regional Australia. With a strategic footprint across Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, we are a dynamic and diverse agribusiness which takes pride in being a significant employer of choice in regional communities. At Delta Agribusiness we partner with farmers to make the right decisions. In a highly competitive marketplace, it is the integrity of our people that make the difference. We are committed to being innovative and making smart decisions to add value to our clients. With a culture of empowering staff and branches, we are passionate about rural communities, the profitability of our clients and the sustainability of agriculture at all levels.d to having a positive impact on the lives of all Australians, now and into the future.
As rural Australia’s most trusted agribusiness, Elders has played a key role in rural Australia for more than 180 years. Our expansive network across Australia offers links to markets, tailored advice and specialist knowledge across a range of products and services, including farm supplies, agronomy, livestock, wool, grain, finance, insurance, and real estate.
We are committed to delivering value to the local communities in which we operate and leading the way to a sustainable and prosperous future for Australia’s agriculture industry.
Elders, for Australian Agriculture.
Fletcher International Exports
Fletcher International Exports is one of Australia’s most integrated processors and exporters of lamb and sheep meat products. A private, family-owned company, Fletchers operate two highly efficient processing facilities: one in Dubbo NSW and the other near Albany WA. The Fletcher meat processing philosophy has always been to utilise as much of each animal as possible. Consequently, in addition to lamb and sheep meat products, wool and sheepskins, the company markets a diverse range of high quality by-products. The expansion of the company’s farming and feedlotting interests has continued to increase the degree of vertical integration across the business. Feedlotting has served to strengthen the livestock supply chain, providing a source of quality crossbred lambs consistently throughout the year, while grain and cotton produced at the company’s properties is sold directly to end users in export markets.
Fulton Market Group
Fulton Market Group (FMG) combine deep industry experience, market intelligence and cutting-edge technology to deliver significant savings and value through a fully optimized, transparent, world-class supply chain. FMG are as passionate about the industry as our customers and partners and are dedicated to continual advancement in supply chain management. Fulton Market Group buys all the beef for McDonald’s through the Asia Pacific & North America.
Greenham is a growing family-owned Australian beef processor operating three processing plants, two in Tongala and Moe, Victoria and one in Smithton, Tasmania. Greenham purchases livestock from more than 9,000 cattle suppliers, predominantly from southern Australia, supplying premium brands into more than 25 international and domestic markets. The company has a strong focus on premium beef markets, working closely with its cattle suppliers to deliver high-quality, sustainable beef to global markets.
At Gundagai Lamb, we believe that there is a better, cleaner and fairer way to producer Aussie lamb. We’re on a mission to provide all Gundagai Lamb farmers with priceless information about their flock which allows them to nurture and breed a healthier, more resilient, better tasting lambs. Set on the Easter slopes of New South Wales’s Riverina region, Gundagai proves the perfect place to bring our vision to life. Its warm and temperate climate creates the perfect conditions for raising lambs, with boundless lush pastures and fresh country air for lambs to roam in freely. Proudly founded by the Barton’s in 2020, Gundagai Lamb is a celebration of the family’s 100+ year legacy as leaders in the Australia meat industry, and undoubtedly the shining jewel in the GMP crown.
JBS is the largest and most respected beef processor in Australia, providing strong local employment and career opportunities across the beef supply chain for the Australian economy. Visit our stand to learn more about a career with JBS, we have a range of opportunities available across our business including Feedlots and Farming, Sales and Marketing, Beef Processing Operations, Engineering and Maintenance, Finance and IT. We offer a range of nationally recognised and certified traineeships which are fully paid qualifications delivered while you work and we offer a number of non-accredited career development programs. JBS have cadetships available and will fill your CV with work experience like no other candidate.
Kilcoy Global Foods
Kilcoy Global Foods (KGF) is a premium food solutions producer specialising in processing and distributing premium beef and high quality animal protein products. KGF operates in more than 35 markets worldwide with operations and processing facilities across Australia, the United States and China. KGF Australia operates out of 2 processing facilities with our corporate headquarters on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and has 3 business divisions – Red Meat Solutions, Food Solutions and Flavour and Meal Solutions. We employ over 2,000 staff across the country from more than 53 nationalities. In addition, our primary processing facility in Kilcoy Queensland is on track to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2022 with our other Australian facilities not far behind. At KGF, we relentlessly pursue new and better ways to source, prepare and serve wholesome, delicious and sustainable meat and food solutions. Learn more at: https://australia.kilcoyglobalfoods.com/
LAMBPRO is a prime lamb seedstock business, based in Holbrook southern NSW, focusing on the production of maternal and terminal seedstock. The business motto is simple, ‘identify and multiply.’ We identify animals that will increase kilograms per hectare and dollars per kilogram, and multiply using artificial insemination, embryo transfer and natural mating. Our philosophy is to measure production traits in our seedstock when run in a commercial environment. This allows sheep with weak constitution to be culled and performance data to be collected in commercial conditions. Our approach is not traditional though; many of our sheep are hybrid, and the focus is on performance not purity. While not mainstream, LAMBPRO sheep hold many Australian records. LAMBPRO have been a leading driver of productivity gains in the Australian lamb industry over the past two decades. Our future is focused on increasing the profitability of our sheep, ensuring our client base is at the forefront of production and profitability.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry. MLA is a service provider to the red meat industry. Our Vision: To be the recognised leader in delivering world-class research, development and marketing outcomes that benefit the Australian red meat and livestock industry. Our Mission: To collaborate with stakeholders to invest in research, development and marketing initiatives that contribute to producer profitability, sustainability and global competitiveness. www.mla.com.au
Our program is for recent graduates who are committed to the future of agribusiness and are looking to start a career in regional or rural Australia. We hire graduates from business, economics, agribusiness, and commerce backgrounds. Our agribusiness graduate program has several intakes throughout the year. Our team comprises over 1,000 people in more than 130 locations across regional and rural Australia. As Australia’s largest lender to agricultural business, you’ll play an integral role in supporting our agribusiness customers. We’ve developed a deep understanding of agriculture in Australia and we use our specialist knowledge and expertise to deliver sustainable solutions. On successful completion of the program, graduates will successfully transition into an associate role supporting bankers with the customer management of their portfolio.
National Farmers Federation
AgCAREERSTART is a 10-12 month gap-year program designed to kick-start your career in farming. If you’re under 25 and at the start of your career, it’s a great way to learn new skills, apply your knowledge, and build your confidence. As a participant you will: Get matched with a host-farmer based on your skills and interests, Work and earn for 10-12 months, Receive training, mentoring and support to complete training, Enjoy access to industry events and a network of industry members and peers.
We are NH Foods. A global company with a global purpose “to deliver the joy of eating.” We are a wholly owned subsidiary of NH Foods Group, Japan. Founded in 1942, NH Food Ltd has grown to be a world leader in the delivery of a wide variety of foods including fresh meats, seafood, dairy, and health products. As the Australian base, we are leading the way with the production of our premium beef range. We operate three beef processing facilities, strategically positioned in prime cattle regions on the east coast of Australia. We also own and operate Whyalla Beef, one of Australia’s largest, state-of-the-art feedlots located in Southern Queensland. Our mission is to bring the joy of eating to everyone, contributing to a life they love, and that includes our employees. We empower our team to take on the most challenging, inspiring, and rewarding work of their lives. Should you join NH Foods Australia? Yes! Why wait?
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Our purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. We are committed to attracting the best and brightest to find a better way, focus on innovation and improve. For over 180 years, our business has been integral to the Australian agricultural industry. We are committed to providing quality local advice, knowledge and expertise to our growers.
Rimfire Resources / GradLink
Since 1998, Rimfire have been leaders in agribusiness recruitment and HR solutions across Australia and New Zealand. We’re proud of our strong and long-standing relationships within the agribusiness sector which ultimately empowers us to find the right people and HR solutions to work in your business. A wide range of experience and knowledge in the agribusiness industry and supply chain allows us to focus on outcomes with a strong appreciation of regional issues and challenges. In July 2021 Rimfire Resources joined the CGH Group, a leading provider of outsourced recruitment, human resources and industrial organisation psychology through specialist brands in 20+ offices around Australia. Brands operating are CoreStaff, Beilby Downing Teal, GOAL Indigenous Services, and Rimfire. We manage the GradLink Program. The purpose of the GradLink program is to: Identify and present to agribusiness organisations, graduating students with the key traits, personal characteristics and skills and experiences that they seek in their business Provide graduating students interested in a career in agribusiness a one stop shop for expert advice and support to assist them with securing a position in the agribusiness sector.
GradLink provides graduating students a source of key industry organisations to connect with, including a wide range of employment opportunities through Rimfire’s industry connections. Rimfire consultants work with students and graduates to build their skills, ensuring they are job ready.
Rivalea is a leading integrated Australian agri-food company based in the Riverina region of New South Wales. Rivalea has extensive agricultural, processing and marketing interests that support high quality pork production for Australian and export markets. Rivalea has a motivated, skilled and flexible workforce that aims to deliver the highest quality products while improving productivity across the company’s diverse operations.
Signature Beef is a family-owned and vertically integrated beef company with production spanning over 400,000 acres in Central and Northern Queensland. We showcase a suite of brands to deliver quality Australian beef solutions to customers in over 30 countries around the world. Our latest development, Signature Onfarm is a bespoke processing facility located on our Central Queensland property aggregation. Our ethos is returning processing, and the craftsmanship involved, to the heart of cattle country.
We’re dedicated to bringing people together over an outstanding piece of beef. And we’ve been doing it since 1958. We breed, raise and feed premium grain-fed Wagyu and Angus cattle from our property located at Jondaryan, on the famous Darling Downs. Our Stockyard branded beef can be found in award winning restaurants, leading hotels and amongst family and friends here in Australia and in over 20 international markets.
SunPork Group is dedicated to delivering the finest quality fresh Australian pork to market. We are proud to be the largest Australian farmer owned and operated producer of quality Australian pork products. Employing 1,500+ employees across 52 locations in Australia and NZ.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING in Agribusiness Horticulture and Animal Studies.
Teys Australia – we are an ever-evolving global meat processing and food production business, with true family values at our core, built by four generations of the Teys family. Every year, we process and distribute the equivalent of over 1.7 billion meals, exporting to around 60 countries. Providing our customers with quality protein products is what we are best known for, but that’s not all we do. We work hard to create and deliver a range of value added, food manufacturing and co-product solutions to our customers around the world. Since 1946, our business has been built on our relationships with our people, partners, producers, customers, and our local communities. We are proud partners to over 7000 Aussie beef producers and have over 4300 people across 14 sites in four states all working to create sustainable and brighter futures for all our communities, to build on the Teys legacy for generations to come.
Westpac is Australia’s first bank and oldest company, one of four major banking organisations in Australia and one of the largest banks in New Zealand. We provide a broad range of consumer, business and institutional banking and wealth management services through a portfolio of financial services brands and businesses. Specifically, Our Agribusiness division assists farmers in the purchase of land for growth and expansion, buy farm machinery & equipment, sort out day-to-day working capital and support banking needs.
We are Woolworths Group.
Woolworths is Australia’s largest supermarket chain. Operating 1,076 stores across Australia, Woolworths relies on the 115,000 team members in stores, distribution centres and support offices to provide our customers with superior service, range, value and convenience.
Woolworths prides itself on working closely with Australian growers and farmers to ensure the best products are available to customers. Sourcing 96 percent of all fresh fruit and vegetables and 100 percent of fresh meat from Australian farmers and growers. This makes Woolworths Australia’s Fresh Food People.
With 181 stores, over 18,000 team members and more than 20,000 product lines, Countdown is committed to providing customers right across New Zealand with great choice, convenience and value. To assist stores, Countdown also operates four dry grocery distribution centres, three fresh produce distribution centres, two meat processing plants, one seafood processing plant and a central support office.