Graduate — Christchurch
Where are you from?
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I have recently graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Agriculture. Whilst studying at Lincoln University I spent the majority of time working on different dairy farms within the Canterbury region. Growing up I have always had a passion for agriculture so it truly is such an achievement to be working in the industry that I love.
What does a typical day involve?
A “typical day for a graduate” well there isn’t a typical day for us graduates at Landpower. One minute you are organising the Field Days, then you are heading up the driveways of potential clients and then all of a sudden you are on the tools out there getting your hands dirty. Within my short time of being a part of the Landpower team, I have spent time in marketing, parts, sales and technical service. One thing that is for sure is there is never a dull moment being a part of the graduate program at Landpower.
What do you enjoy the most about the Graduate Program?
One thing that I truly enjoy is working for a family owned and operated business. Here you are not just another employee but instead you are a truly valued team member who they wish to see succeed in all that you do. We are a team that is all about growth and innovation and this is constantly encouraged and welcomed. I love that this particular role offers you an extensive amount of exposure to all departments within the company and offers you the opportunity to train along some of the very best. There is also the opportunity to travel between New Zealand and Australia during this program.
How did you get involved in the Graduate Program?
I had been following the Landpower Graduate role for two years prior to applying, after seeing them at the Lincoln University careers fair. The idea of working for a family owned company was a massive plus for me as this is strong value of my own. However, what essentially drew me to this position was the opportunity to learn and to gain as much experience as possible before entering into a permanent position. We all know that this can be very daunting after the comforts of university.
What advice do you have for others thinking about applying for the Graduate Program?
This role truly offers a tremendous amount of opportunity for growth in those early days of finishing university like no other. My advice would be if you are passionate about the agricultural industry and or machinery, and feel you have the drive and initiative, I strongly recommend you apply. It is something I will always be so grateful for doing.
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