What does a career in Workforce Planning and Development involve?

What does a career in Workforce Planning and Development involve?

We had a chat with Aisla from NT Farmers this week, talking about Agriculture in the NT, some of the careers available, as well as duties, qualifications required and some of the pathways into the industry, and more.  You can read the full article here.

We also spoke about her own role within the NT Farmers organisation and this is what she had to say:

“My role as NT Farmers has evolved from Workforce Planning to Workforce Development. The Plant Industries Workforce Development Plan 2020-2025 outlines the industry requirements and recommendations to meet these.

The diverse tasks include:

  • supporting growers to access various employment programs including accessing international workers (including during COVID-19 restrictions!)
  • promoting the industry to potential employees
  • trialling programs within the career pathway such as pre employment programs
  • engaging with stakeholders to inform of the current growth of the NT plant industries and the support available to those within it.

I have attended career expos, school assemblies and held online and in person events for our NT Young Farmers group.

I have hosted international exchange students and Ambassadors from Timor Leste and Vanuatu.

I also am on the National Farmers Federation, Horticulture Council, Workforce Committee.

This year NT Farmers are holding the bi-annual Northern Australia Food Futures conference at the Darwin Waterfront in May, this will include being a tour guide on a field trip to greater Darwin farms hosting interstate visitors.

The role is diverse, requires a coordinated approach, creative thinking and engaging with people from culturally diverse backgrounds, I enjoy it.”

If you are interested in a career in Agriculture, there are plenty of other roles that could be just as rewarding and diverse as Aisla’s but still within the industry.

Head over to our Careers page to look at other jobs you might be interested in, or have a look at some of the employment programs offered by NT Farmers if you’re looking at having a go.

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