The Careers in Grain project was originally known by its former name, the Australian Grain Institute (AGI) Capacity Building Project, jointly funded by GRDC, CBH, DPIRD, Curtin University, Murdoch University, University of Western Australia, the CBH Grower Advisory Council, Emerald, and Rabobank and hosted by the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA). In 2016, the project merged into the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) and was rebranded as Careers in Grain.
In the 2016 national census, more than 34,500 people worked in the grain industry nationally, over 8,000 of them in Western Australia and many of them in the regions. With long, technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable grain supply chains from paddock to plate, there is an exciting range of jobs in Australia’s grain industry, from plant breeding research to on-farm production and agronomy, to logistics, food technology research, food processing and marketing.
The Careers in Grain project is passionate about increasing the number of talented people seeking and finding employment in the Western Australian grain industry, which is export focused and deeply enmeshed in Asian consumer food and beverage markets. Careers in Grain aims to Attract people to career opportunities, Upskill people who are both entering and working in the industry and Employ more high calibre people in a thriving sector worth more than $6 billion to the Western Australian economy.
Careers in Grain is funded by the following partners: