Anecdotal evidence from participants in Rimfire’s GradLink program has indicated that demand for Agribusiness Graduates is high and increasing. Graduates are reportedly being offered multiple positions and are in the position to choose their preferred roles.
Data from the Agribusiness Salary Review supports this theory. In the two years from Q1 2013 until Q1 2015 the average base salary of a Graduate has increased by 11.26%, which in itself is a significant increase. However, the Upper Quartile Graduate base salary has increased by 22.12% within the same timeframe. The vast increase in Upper Quartile base salary figures could indicate that employers are willing to out bid each other for top graduate talent.
Data from the Agribusiness Salary Review would also support the theory that demand for talent is high in rural locations. The Upper Quartile base salary for rurally based Graduates has increased by 26.25% between Q1 2013 and Q1 2015, whilst the increase in the city based demographic was only 8.76%.
See PDF file > Rimfire Resources Market Update 8th Edition – Graduate Data