Based on 5 surveyed graduates working at Rural Bank. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
Based on 5 reviews
Pros & Cons
Culture and Opportunity.
The people that I work with are fantastic, and the program I am in allows me to see how the whole business works.
Agriculturally experienced colleagues that have similar interests and are also from farms and love agriculture as much as I do.
The best thing about Rural Bank is the fun, challenging, and supportive environment which definitely fast tracks personal development.
Extremely engaging work environment. Every day is a little bit different from the last. You never stop learning & developing as a person. Constantly Up skilling. I never fail to be engaged by the huge variety that is the Agribusiness sector. The ability to work with colleagues locally, whilst also on a state & national level. The opportunity to attend Conferences and undertake professional development opportunities either supported by or run by the bank itself. Flexibility with regards to work / life balance. Opportunity and encouragement to work in an area I am passionate about. Outstanding team members around me who work in collaboration together. The ability to travel with work to different areas of Australia.
Not sure about where I might get sent to throughout my rotations.
Not getting out on farm as much as I would like to in my sales rotation.
A lot of online training requirements up front.
What Insiders Say
There is a push for young people within the business to move up the ranks to leadership roles.
As I'm currently working within our sales force, every week is different to the next. I get to work with a variety of people and check out a vast array of farming operations. A typical day consists of some early morning office time prepping documents & writing deals and then after lunch going out on farm and conducting client interviews, reviews, conducting property inspections and enjoying the odd slice of cake of two.
It's a challenging process designed to find the best candidates for the job. Looking back it was a terrific experience that really helped develop my personal interviewing skills and one that provides immense satisfaction at the end, as you definitely earned the position you have been offered.
What are your career aspirations? What drives you to be successful? Who do you admire and why? What is it about agriculture and agribusiness that excites you? Why do you want to work for Rural Bank? How have you shown leadership and initiative in the past? Why would you be the best person for the job?
Research your employer. Find out what they are about, what they value and identify where these values may align with those of your own. Be confident in yourself, but not cocky. Try to add a touch of your personality to your application and throughout the assessment process. Don't be afraid to showcase your skills and why you would be an asset to the company.
The training is extensive and terrific for my professional development. I've developed skills in Marketing, team and project management, Financial analysis, Valuations, Research and report writing, Sales and Account management practices.