How to get a job in ag?

Now’s your chance to be part of the Hay Inc rural education program

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Hay Inc Rural Education Program participants for 2018 Heidi Stephens, Jack McGrath and James Lines. Photo by Hay Inc.

Hay Inc Rural Education Program participants for 2018 Heidi Stephens, Jack McGrath and James Lines. Photo by Hay Inc.


Want a job in the ag industry, then check out the Hay Inc program.


Hay Inc Rural Education Program is calling for the next batch of students for its jillaroo and jackaroo school.

Since commencing in 2014, the program had seen 52 young people graduate with 95 per cent still working in the agricultural industry.

The unique “hands-on” training, delivered by industry experts, volunteer farmers and rural trainers gives participants of the program great skills and tips.

The group of 15 also receive mentoring and advice and have opportunities to network within the industry.

The training program is developed from listening to employers and participants and tailoring it to meet their needs. 

With ongoing funding from Australian Wool Innovation, Hay Inc is pleased to continue it’s unique hands one rural skills program into 2019, and applications will be closing soon for commencement of the program in February 2019. 

Hay Incorporated Secretary Sandra Ireson would like to hear from anyone interested in the program, young or older.

Mrs Ireson said: “this is a great opportunity to help up skill your employee or for any person keen to get into the ag industry. Over the years the groups of participants have made some great friendships and networks.”

James Lines Hay Inc Participant 2018 said: “The Hay Inc Rural education training program enabled me to learn new skills, better my existing skill set, gain confidence in myself and network with other young people from across Australia.

“The trainer’s experience and knowledge was invaluable and the nature of the course enabled me to contact and form professional networks with all of the committee members, volunteers and various people involved with the course,” Mr Lines said.

“I would highly recommend this course to young people interested or currently in agriculture. whom are looking for a practical and diverse training program to further their skills.”

Those interested in applying to take part should contact the program coordinator Sandra Ireson on 0439 938 119 or  – applications close soon.

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