292 Te Ngae Road,
Retail Inventory Co-ordinator — Landpower, Melbourne
Where do you come from?
Winchelsea, South West Victoria, Australia
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hailing from a mixed cropping farm just out of Winchelsea, I have always been passionate about farming and all other things fast and loud. I graduated in November 2016 from Melbourne University studying Agriculture, majoring in Sustainable Production, beginning the Graduate Program in February 2017. In my spare time I enjoy working at home on the family farm, AFL, cricket, motorbikes and skiing.
What's your role at Landpower?
I started as a Graduate Intern and I am now Retail Inventory Co-ordinator.
What does a typical day involve?
Everyday is different for me. As I have moved through the Graduate Program, my day-to-day tasks have changed a lot as I gain exposure to all areas of the business. At the beginning I worked alongside Product Management, helping with field and demonstration days, later working with Parts, Aftersales, Retail, Marketing and Human Resources.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy the variety and the opportunities to learn. I have been extremely fortunate to travel throughout Australia and New Zealand (the skiing is pretty good too!) and I’ve met lots of new people along the way.
What did you like the most about the Graduate Program?
The people I have met along the way - both the customers and colleagues at Landpower and CLAAS Harvest Centre. The opportunities I’ve had are incredible; I spent two months at Landpower, Christchurch during the winter months working in the office during the week and skiing every weekend, not many other Graduate roles can offer such an extended period of time abroad.
What other training have you done since working with Landpower?
CLAAS tractor, CLAAS greenline, AMAZONE, JCB & GPS product training and countless other systems training.
What advice do you have for others thinking about applying for the Graduate Program?
There aren’t many better opportunities to start your career in agribusiness; the travel, networking and machinery make for a combination you won’t see anywhere else.