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Graduate Grower

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Job Listing Date
7 Dec 2018
Location
Tamworth & North West NSW
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Horticulture

Graduate Grower

Based at our Glasshouses in Guyra, the rotation includes time in our high tech Nursery, 3x10ha Glasshouses, Packing Sheds and Agronomy team. Graduates also gain an insight into what happens after our product leaves the farm through exposure to the Sales and Marketing functions based in our Melbourne head office.

Being a successful Grower requires effective leadership skills which will be developed both on the job and via individual coaching and professional development training.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Completion or near completion of a Bachelor level qualification or higher in a relevant discipline such as

  Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant Science, Agrifood Systems or Rural Science;

 • The ability and interest in progressing to the position of a Tomato Glasshouse Grower Manager within the business;

 • Commitment to the 18 month graduate program in Guyra NSW;

 • Passion to develop technical and leadership skills through hands on experience in a diverse team environment;

 • Commitment to the Costa Core Values.

About Costa:

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. From this  position, we work incredibly hard to keep improving the quality of our  and the service we deliver to our consumers. With over 60 farms across Australia, our  categories include:

  • Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries)
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Citrus (Oranges, Lemons, Mandarins, Tangelos, Limes, Grapefruit)
Our produce is supplied to all the major Australian supermarket chains, as well as independent grocers and a range of food industry stakeholders. We also export to Asia, North America  Europe. Costa is committed to sustainable agriculture. Not only is it a key strategy for  our profitability it’s also crucial to ensuring that our country’s natural resources are  in both an environmentally responsible and efficient manner.

 

By taking this approach, Costa grows products which are healthy, safe and of the highest quality, while at the same time protecting and improving the natural environment.

About the Tomato Category:

Costa supplies tomatoes 365 days a year under the Blush brand and private label brands, including our Perino range and Cocktail truss in Coles, Sweet Berry truss and Cocktail truss in Woolworths and our Bellino range and Cocktail truss in ALDI.

Our tomatoes are grown in one of Australia’s largest and most advanced glasshouse facilities, located in the New South Wales town of Guyra.  An 18 month, $67 million expansion project commences late 2018 which will increase our production area by 33% and create an additional 150 jobs onsite. 

Our products are also grown in South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland  Western Australia through our grower partners.

Our state-of-the-art glasshouse technology puts Costa Tomatoes at the forefront of innovation in ecologically sustainable practices and sets us apart in the fruit and vegetable industry.

 

 

 

 

Based at our Glasshouses in Guyra, the rotation includes time in our high tech Nursery, 3x10ha Glasshouses, Packing Sheds and Agronomy team. Graduates also gain an insight into what happens after our product leaves the farm through exposure to the Sales and Marketing functions based in our Melbourne head office.

Being a successful Grower requires effective leadership skills which will be developed both on the job and via individual coaching and professional development training.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Completion or near completion of a Bachelor level qualification or higher in a relevant discipline such as

  Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant Science, Agrifood Systems or Rural Science;

 • The ability and interest in progressing to the position of a Tomato Glasshouse Grower Manager within the business;

 • Commitment to the 18 month graduate program in Guyra NSW;

 • Passion to develop technical and leadership skills through hands on experience in a diverse team environment;

 • Commitment to the Costa Core Values.

About Costa:

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. From this  position, we work incredibly hard to keep improving the quality of our  and the service we deliver to our consumers. With over 60 farms across Australia, our  categories include:

  • Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries)
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Citrus (Oranges, Lemons, Mandarins, Tangelos, Limes, Grapefruit)
Our produce is supplied to all the major Australian supermarket chains, as well as independent grocers and a range of food industry stakeholders. We also export to Asia, North America  Europe. Costa is committed to sustainable agriculture. Not only is it a key strategy for  our profitability it’s also crucial to ensuring that our country’s natural resources are  in both an environmentally responsible and efficient manner.

 

By taking this approach, Costa grows products which are healthy, safe and of the highest quality, while at the same time protecting and improving the natural environment.

About the Tomato Category:

Costa supplies tomatoes 365 days a year under the Blush brand and private label brands, including our Perino range and Cocktail truss in Coles, Sweet Berry truss and Cocktail truss in Woolworths and our Bellino range and Cocktail truss in ALDI.

Our tomatoes are grown in one of Australia’s largest and most advanced glasshouse facilities, located in the New South Wales town of Guyra.  An 18 month, $67 million expansion project commences late 2018 which will increase our production area by 33% and create an additional 150 jobs onsite. 

Our products are also grown in South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland  Western Australia through our grower partners.

Our state-of-the-art glasshouse technology puts Costa Tomatoes at the forefront of innovation in ecologically sustainable practices and sets us apart in the fruit and vegetable industry.

 

 

 

 

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