Lower north shore teens who’ve just finished their HSC are being urged to consider farm work in rural NSW – and you don’t need any prior experience!
Seasonal Work Australia is helping local kids move to the bush this summer and Founder Heidi Morris says it’s as quick as shooting her a short message via Instagram.
“We can connect lower north shore school leavers to jobs in the agricultural industry. It is mostly machinery work, and you don’t need any prior experience,” Heidi said.
“If you can drive a car, you can drive a tractor.”
“If you can drive a car, you can drive a tractor”. Teenagers looking for life experience on a NSW farm urged to apply for summer work.
With harvest underway along the NSW/Queensland border, urgent help is needed to help farmers struggling with a labour shortage.
“If local school leavers are keen to work in the country, they just need to send me a message on Instagram,” Heidi said, “it’s as simple as that.”
“All you need is a willingness to work hard and embrace an Aussie summer in the bush.
“It’s a great life experience, and you’ll learn valuable skills. You can even work alongside your mates.”
A willingness to work hard and have fun is all that’s required to get a job on a regional property, Heidi Morris said.
If machinery work isn’t up your alley, there is a range of on-the-ground opportunities.
“You can get a job testing grain, irrigating cotton, or getting your hands dirty with some mechanic work,” Heidi said.
“We also have office jobs and positions for cooks, baristas, and Nanny’s.”
Heidi started Seasonal Work Australia when she saw the great need for workers in rural NSW. She can vouch for the seasonal work experience as she has been driving tractors for pocket money since she was a young girl.
Working with friends is encouraged, and there are agricultural jobs available for cooks, baristas and even Nannies.
“I was born and bred in Broome,” she said. “I grew up on a little hobby farm with my family about an hour’s North of Moree.”
“We grew up driving tractors on school holidays working on a cotton farm, so we weren’t strangers to seasonal work and making our pocket money that way,” she told Mosman Collective.
“When I finished school, I travelled for eight years. I would jump on a harvester every year for three months in places like Canada, WA, and the Eastern side of Australia. I was a backpacker in my own country, working alongside other backpackers.
“I would have friends that would say they would love to do what I do with the money I make in a short time, and I’d say you can!”