Choose Rural and Regional Work in Australia and Expand Your Employment
Australia is full of opportunities. People relocate here from all over the world in order to take advantage of these opportunities. Whilst many people think of only the metro regions when considering new prospects, our rural regions shouldn’t be ignored. The fresh fruit and vegetables in our supermarkets, the wool and cotton for our clothes and the timber for our houses are just some of our favourite things produced in rural and regional Australia. Considering vacancies outside of the capital cities in these regional and rural areas can expand your employment opportunities, offer a better quality of life, and help grow Australia.
Rural and regional Australia earns big money from foreign trade. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s figures show major agricultural export products bring in more than $44 billion AUD annually. Our biggest markets are Asia, United States, Europe and New Zealand.
Around 66% of Australia’s agricultural output is exported. That’s more than 15% of all of our exports. Australia’s high food safety standards and clean environment have given us a great reputation overseas. The flow-on effects make it easy to see why there are so many good jobs and career opportunities, such as farming, in rural Australia.
A little over half of Australia’s land mass is used for agriculture. There are many rural job opportunities all around the country, from regional centres and country towns to remote outback stations. Friendly communities and affordable housing are attracting people of all ages to the country and the new markets here and overseas are creating rural employment opportunities.
Advanced technologies are also opening up new job opportunities and career paths, ranging from agricultural machinery sales and services to livestock genetics. Other employment opportunities include teaching, childcare, healthcare, sales, marketing, tourism and transport.
ATEL has offices in the heart of some of Australia’s most important rural and regional areas such as Albury Wodonga, Wagga Wagga and Wangaratta. These are major distribution points for agricultural products for local consumption and export.
For anyone who enjoys working outdoors and likes the idea of a country life, the rural sector offers plenty of job opportunities in a variety of occupations. Whether you’re a rural employer or someone looking for a job, ATEL can give you up to date information and advice. Call 1300 784 787 or check out the full range of exciting jobs, training and career possibilities on our Job Opportunities page.