Careers at Midfield
Our employees are the backbone of our company – without them there is no Midfield. We employ 1500 people Australia wide and fully understand that without them it would not be possible to deliver quality Australian product fresh to the world daily.
We are an equal opportunity and multi-cultural employer with the bulk of our employees based at our Warrnambool operations. We offer our valued staff a distinct career path and reward initiative and effort, with many employees taking advantage of training and education opportunities to work their way into positions of responsibility within our Group.
The diversity of our operation means career opportunities are wide and varied, from processing roles through to pastoral, sales, administration, driving, droving, accounting, marketing, IT, retail, supervising and management positions – and of course more!
Our loyal employees combine their strengths and dedication to create a hard-working and enthusiastic team that is the backbone of our company. We are proud of our loyal staff and consider them our extended family.
I haven’t always worked in meat processing, fresh out of high school I tried different laboring jobs before landing my first job at Midfield cleaning the beef boning room floor. After working a few roles at Midfield I decided to try another career path and completed an apprenticeship in plastering. I then relocated to Queensland to work in the mines but as the mining boom began to go bust I landed myself a job back at Midfield Meats. I started my career sweeping floors in the beef boning room and now I am in charge of 100 people. The opportunity to work with such a varied number of people is one of the main things I enjoy about my job.Leigh Kane
Every day is a different challenge and being part of a business that has grown so much and continues to grow is fantastic.
‘I want to be at least a supervisor in the future. Midfield’s a big organisation and I definitely think of it as a long-term place to work. Opportunities abound – even if you don’t finish year 12.
School wasn’t really my thing so I saw the careers advisor when I was 15 and he put me in touch with Midfield. That was 16 years ago and now I’m a supervisor, responsible for a multicultural workforce of about 60. When I left school at 15 I never dreamed I would be in charge of 60 people just over 10 years later. I’m working for a company that has global reach and the opportunities are endless.
I started packing meat, then worked on the scales and was then approached to be a Quality Assurance Officer. I like the responsibility and the role fits with my skill set.
I’ve had substantial on-the-job training and education and I definitely see myself being here long term. There’s a distinct opportunity to progress here if you work hard and want to.
School wasn’t one of my stronger points, so I couldn’t wait to leave at the end of Year 10 and begin working. Now, at 24 years old, I’m one of three people overseeing a key element of Midfield’s processing chain and a multicultural workforce of 85 people.
The best thing about this is there’s still more opportunities here – now I’m ambitious. I wouldn’t mind moving into a management role one day and that’s definitely a realistic aim because of the opportunities that exist here and the willingness from management to train and upskill their staff.
As an Export Documentation Officer I’m responsible for all the supporting documents that are necessary for shipping or air freight. I wouldn’t mind branching out into sales or something like that and I know that opportunity exists here. With sales comes travel and that’s very appealing.