OVERVIEW

WE’RE FOR JOBS

We make things in this country which are the envy of the world, yet Australian food and grocery manufacturing
continues to invest and innovate.

1 in 3 Australian manufacturing jobs lies in the food and grocery sector. In fact, in 2017-18 the food,
beverage and grocery processing industry directly employed 273,301 people and contributed more than $67.8 billion to the nation’s international trade.

Our diverse and sustainable industry is made up of over 36,000 businesses, ranging from world famous multinational companies to small and medium enterprises that are often family owned and run. And we’re not just in the urban centres, almost 39% of jobs in food and grocery manufacturing are in regional Australia, providing employment and opportunities in many local communities.

CASE STUDY
THE VEGE CHIP COMPANY

When Glenn Flanagan settled on the Gold Coast more than two decades ago he had lifestyle in mind – and he was lucky enough to find a job that went hand in hand with this ethos.

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STABLE REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Vegetable oil from Australia’s canola crop forms the basis of many of Australia’s favourite foods and snacks. GrainCorp’s Numurkah facility, Australia’s newest and most advanced canola oil processing plant, is located 2.5 hours north of Melbourne.

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MORE THAN ‘JUST A JOB’

After completing her apprenticeship with Lindt & Sprüngli, Jocelyn is the Senior Pastry Chef at their $65 million world-class manufacturing facility in Marsden Park.

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SPARKING PASSION IN EMPLOYEES THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN

As a dynamic rice food company and one of Australia’s largest branded food exporters, SunRice has a strong focus on nurturing talented employees, such as Emma Tyrrell.

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A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR EVERYONE

Australia is a country of extremes. From fires and floods to droughts, our primary producers are often hit the hardest when these disasters hit.

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CREATING JOBS, BUILDING CAREERS

DON knows the value of people to their business. When you put people at the core of what you do, everything else comes naturally.

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