Our recruitment process will vary depending on the role you have applied for and which division the role belongs to, but the general process is outlined below.

Applying for roles and registering your interest
You can search and apply for roles within the Ruralco Group as well as register your interest for future vacancies.  If you cannot find a role that suits your requirements, please register using the “Expressions of Interest” link in our Applicant Portal.  We are always on the lookout for talent to join our business.

Before you can apply for a role you will need to “Register”. Registering includes setting up a username (your email address) and password, along with answering three security questions.  You can reset your password by clicking “Forgot Your Password?” and answering your three security questions.  Please read the Privacy Statement carefully for more information.  

Browse roles currently available by clicking on “Vacancies”.  If you see a role of interest, you can submit an application by clicking “Apply for Job” – located at the bottom of the page. You can search for specific roles by clicking “Search Options” and further search by job sector and location.

You will then be required to “Complete the Application”. Complete your personal and contact information, answer the screening questions and then update your profile to include other relevant information. First impressions count, so ensure your CV is up-to-date and highlights skills and experience relevant to the job for which you are applying. This will give you the best chance of being shortlisted for the next stage.

You can monitor the roles you have applied for any time through “My Applications”.

Initial assessment
Your resume will be reviewed by our internal recruitment team and applicants will be contacted for a brief telephone interview. Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview.

Interview
This is an opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to obtain more information about Ruralco and the role you have applied for. Interviews will take place with a representative from HR, a business unit manager, the hiring manager or a combination of decision makers.

We may utilise behavioural interview questions which are designed to get you to talk about how you have responded to or handled specific situations or events in the past.

Depending on which role you have applied for you may be asked to complete an assessment task. This is to ensure our recruitment process is accurate, objective and consistent.  You may also be asked to present or analyse information, complete an online assessment or take part in an on-farm task for applicable roles.

Employment Reference Checks and Background Checking
Ruralco is an ASX listed business so ensuring a thorough recruitment process is important to us. As a result, all employees will be required to submit evidence of full working rights in Australia and reference checks will be conducted for all roles. Some roles within Ruralco will require background checks and pre-employment medicals. Further details of this will be explained to you during the recruitment process.

Managing your information
Whether you apply for a vacancy or register your profile to be considered for future vacancies, you will be providing Ruralco with confidential information about yourself. Ruralco is committed to managing your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, and you will have access to view, edit, update or even remove your profile.

By maintaining an up-to-date record on our database you can choose to be kept informed of vacancies that are relevant to your preferences and skills.

Residency, citizenship and visa requirements
Applicants must fulfil local residency, citizenship or visa requirements to live and work in Australia.
If you are successful in obtaining a role with Ruralco, you will be required to submit evidence of your working rights along with other tax declaration, superannuation and banking details for payroll purposes.