Viterra calls for harvest workers

Viterra calls for harvest workers

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Viterra Adelaide region operations manager Neil Carr and human resources manager Alyson Gilbey discussing harvest recruitment.

Viterra Adelaide region operations manager Neil Carr and human resources manager Alyson Gilbey discussing harvest recruitment.

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Up to 1800 harvest jobs at Viterra to boost SA regional communities.

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VITERRA has announced its annual harvest recruitment drive for up to 1800 people, to help bring in the season's grain across SA and western Vic.

Applications are now open for workers at 55 sites, with a range of seasonal roles available from about October until January.

Viterra human resources manager Alyson Gilbey said the company generally looks to recruit about 1500 harvest workers annually, but this year expects the number to be higher due to the more positive outlook for the season.

"It's exciting that we're able to offer even more job opportunities in 2020 and boost employment in our regional communities," she said.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for people looking for a job and to work for a company that provides professional development and a supportive environment

"Anyone can apply. All our harvest roles are provided with complete training, so no previous experience is necessary."

Viterra operator Peter Martin started with the business two years ago as a harvest worker, based at sites in the state's South East.

"I was only expecting to initially work for three months, but ended up staying on and have recently accepted a permanent part-time position with Viterra," he said.

"I love the work as it's very team orientated and it's a great way for people to earn some really good money in a short period of time.

"It's become the perfect lifestyle for me and at the age of 72, I have no plans of retiring anytime soon."

On the Yorke Peninsula, Nikayah Zilm-Smith started as a seasonal worker at Viterra three years ago and has since advanced in her role with on the job training and development.

"I've been given opportunities to upskill which has meant I've continued to develop and take on new responsibilities," she said.

"I'm now qualified to train future harvest workers that join Viterra.

"Every day is different in this job and I love the variety of work. I've met a lot of new people from all over the world and have made some long-lasting connections."

For more information or to apply for a harvest job, visit the careers section on Viterra's website.

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