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Our Interview Process

The Ruralco Group Internal Recruitment team recruits for a wide range of roles and functions across this diverse business. One of our aims is to hire talented and skilled people and empower them to achieve their own career goals whilst also contributing to overall strategic business goals. We want to identify the best talent for our business and at all stages we aim to make the job application and interview process simple and straightforward.  The information below will provide you with a guide to our interview process and what to expect.

If at any stage you have any queries or would like clarification, don’t hesitate to contact us via email at careers@ruralco.com.au

1. Online Application

Our job advertisements are placed on a variety of job boards and after your application is lodged, it will be viewed by a member of the internal recruitment team.

2. Phone Interviews

If you meet the initial job criteria, you will be contacted by the internal recruitment consultant for a telephone interview and we will confirm your interest in the role and also establish your experience and understanding of the role.

3. Face to Face Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a face to face interview with the hiring manager. Depending on the depth of the role, you will be required to have a second interview with another hiring manager to get a deeper understanding of your technical expertise in the role and the company fit.

4. Post Interview Feedback

You will contacted by phone or email by the recruitment consultant to obtain and provide feedback on your interview.

5. Reference Checks

Ruralco is an ASX listed business so ensuring a thorough recruitment process is important to us. As a result, all employees will be required to submit evidence of full working rights in Australia and reference checks will be conducted for all roles. You will be required to provide us with two recent, contactable and acceptable referees that we shall contact to confirm your background and experience.

6. Assessments

Another step in the recruitment process for some roles is psychometric assessment which involves completing online questionnaires that provide further insight to your suitability for the role.  Depending on the role, we may also ask you to complete a practical assessment task (computer skills, written business communication for example).

7. Background Checks

You may be asked to undergo a pre-employment medical check or standard criminal record checks as part of our background checks process depending on the role.

8. The Offer

If your application is successful, we shall contact you with an offer of employment, which if you accept shall be followed by an employment contract that you will sign and return to us.

9. Managing your information

Whether you apply for a vacancy or register your profile to be considered for future vacancies, you will be providing Ruralco with confidential information about yourself. Ruralco is committed to managing your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, and you will have access to view, edit, update or even remove your profile.

By maintaining an up-to-date record on our database you can choose to be kept informed of vacancies that are relevant to your preferences and skills.

10. Residency, citizenship and visa requirements

Applicants must fullfil local residency, citizenship or visa requirements to live and work in Australia.

If you are successful in obtaining a role with Ruralco, you will be required to submit evidence of your working rights along with other tax declaration, superannuation and banking details for payroll purposes.

We want all of our customers to have a great experience when they visit one of our rural retail branches or engage with any of our employees. If you think you have what it takes to help us achieve our goals then Ruralco will be a great place for you to develop your career.