Livestock Career Development


An 18-month entry level program designed to launch your career in the livestock industry.

The Elders Livestock Career Development Program is an 18-month entry level program specifically designed by our in-house livestock leaders to launch your career in the livestock industry, furthering your learning about livestock sales and marketing. You'll also gain exposure to livestock production and different farming systems.

Program Structure

As a part of the Livestock Career Development Program, you’ll have the opportunity to work on real jobs in both saleyard and branch environments, being mentored and guided by our experienced employees and leaders, learning effective selling and relationship building techniques.

The program runs for 18 months, officially beginning early February each year. You will undergo two to three personalised rotations between our branches. These rotations are designed to provide you greater exposure to the business and give you the opportunity to grow your skills across different conditions and teams. We are therefore looking for people who are willing to relocate throughout our network, across Australia.

As the next generation of livestock sales agents, you’ll receive hands-on training, allowing you to apply your learnings to real jobs and to make real contributions.  In addition to the guidance you’ll receive from your Branch Manager, you’ll also be assigned a mentor who will support you throughout the program, providing additional coaching and advice. You’ll be given the tools, training, and experience to succeed in your career, whilst making a difference to Australia’s rural communities.

You will gain a broad understanding of Elders and the agricultural industry, and upon completion of the program, you’ll have all the skills and knowledge necessary to move into a permanent role with us.

Locations: Australia wide

"It's an opportunity to get out with very experienced agents who have been in the job for 30 or more years and soak up so much from people who are phenomenal at this job."

Eboni Knights, participant in the 2020 Livestock Program, now Territory Sales Manager, Mortlake.


To be eligible for entry into the Elders Livestock Careers Development Program you’ll need to:

  • have some experience or familiarity with the livestock and/or agricultural industry;

  • be willing to relocate for program rotations across Australia; and

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident  – please note that temporary visa holders are not eligible for this program.

No qualifications are needed – we value applications from all candidates regardless of gender, age or background.

Learn about the early careers recruitment process.

"As a trainee, I really got to know and learn the basics of being a stock agent."

Harry Waters, participant in the program and now Territory Sales Manager at Elders Gundagai.

Applications are opening soon.


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