100 permanent jobs created
22 June 2017
Viterra has created 100 new permanent jobs over the past few months, providing a boost to regional areas.
Tim Krause, General Manager Viterra Operations, said Viterra was pleased to offer the positions as a major employer and significant contributor to regional communities.
“The strength of our business has allowed us to create an extra 100 jobs across our network in South Australia and western Victoria,” Tim said.
“The benefits will flow along our supply chain and further improve the service we provide to growers, exporters and end-users.”
Across the Viterra system, 30 jobs were added to the Western region, 35 to the Central region, 28 to the Eastern region and seven at the Adelaide ports.
Tim said more than 75% of the positions were filled by people who had joined the business as a harvest casual.
“Harvest casuals gain a great deal of experience about how our business operates during our busiest period,” he said. “It is great to see many of these people want to stay with the company. We have a strong focus on developing people and there are many opportunities for career growth if people wish to pursue them.”
Harvest casual jobs will be available again this year. People wishing to apply for a harvest casual job are encouraged to register their interest via the Viterra website: www.viterra.com.au
Adrian Parker, who won a permanent Operator role at Pinnaroo after joining Viterra as a harvest casual, said it was a great industry to be involved in.
“I just love the variety of work that you do and the training you get which builds up your experience and knowledge,” Adrian said.
“I really enjoy moving around to different sites and working with all the different teams. There are a lot of great people here who work really hard.”
Emma Parsons, who was appointed a permanent Operator role at Wudinna after working her first harvest last year, agreed.
“I was in administration before so it’s nice to get out and be more physical. I love working outdoors and the variety of different tasks means you’re not always doing the same thing,” Emma said.
“I’m from Wudinna so it’s great to be able to work locally, and being made permanent gives me good stability with two young kids as well.”