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Graduate Program

The John Deere Graduate Program offers successful candidates an opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of what it takes to help Australian and New Zealand agricultural producers address the many challenges in providing food, fibre, and fuel to a rapidly growing global population.

The program runs for approximately twelve months. The positions are based at the head office in Crestmead (Brisbane, Australia). During this period graduates gain a thorough understanding of the company and its operations.

John Deere 2Graduates are initially assigned to one or two of the key areas in the business and participate in relevant projects within that department. Throughout the program they also rotate through each department in the John Deere organisation, gaining knowledge of each area's role and how they integrate on a corporate level.

There may also be an opportunity to work in regional Australia and New Zealand alongside John Deere Territory or Customer Support Managers in direct contact with dealers and customers. During the program graduates might participate in an overseas assignment for training purposes, either in one of the John Deere factories or marketing branches.

The John Deere Graduate Program offers continual development to successful candidates with ongoing feedback and coaching. Exposure to a diverse professional team and a variety of experiences facilitated by ongoing training ensures graduates expand upon their leadership and personal skills. The company provides and encourages growth opportunities with goal setting aligned to business objectives. At the completion of the training program, graduates have gained extensive knowledge and experience to further facilitate their career.

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Ongoing Employment and Development

The Graduate Program is designed to assist the candidate in the transition to a permanent position within John John Deere 3Deere. Further promotion is based on merit; taking into account performance, tertiary qualifications and work experience, along with the graduates main areas of interest, the level of motivation demonstrated and commitment to self-development.

What do you need to be eligible for the program?
The relevant OP and prerequisite subjects for one of the university courses below*:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business (any discipline)

The following attributes:

  • Flexibility
  • Organised
  • Willing to work hard to achieve the organisation's vision
  • Actively seek challenges
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Previous work experience on a farm or in an agricultural based industry
  • A Grade Point Average (this is your average mark at university during your degree) of five or higher**

* For more information on OP scores and prerequisite subjects, use QTAC's free Course Search at http://www.qtac.edu.au/Courses/CourseHome.html#

** Universities use a grade system of 1 through 7, where grades 1-3 = fail grades, 4 =pass, 5 = credit, 6 = distinction, and 7 = high distinction