Specialised and skilled roles within the vegetable industry are increasing and provide the opportunity to work up the ladder on-farm or at the other end of the supply chain such as in retail.

The nature of the industry is changing to involve bigger operations, new technology and increased scope for finding your niche.

Australia is recognised as a world leader in agricultural innovation and the vegetable industry is rapidly advancing with improvements in processes, technology and management.

The business of growing vegetables is now a modern and global career option at a time when increasing demand for food means greater demand for more effective and efficient vegetable production through better knowledge, science and management.

New technologies, sustainable growing techniques and latest production practices highlight how horticulture is big business with a broad array of jobs up for grabs.

The people profiled in these videos highlight the diverse range of job roles involved in the vegetable supply chain. Explore for yourself the opportunities associated with lifestyle, personal development and leadership offered by the industry.

Watch this video to see interviews with :

  • Peter Schreurs – Owner
  • Stewart Wilkinson – Tractor Operator
  • Sachin Dev – Despatch Manager
  • Raymond Djara – Machine Operator

This resource was developed in a levy funded project called – The Business of Vegetables – Career Resources for a rewarding career in the Australian Vegetable Industry.