Career Development Planning

There are plenty of opportunities to develop within the group.

Career Development Planning is a key element of Costa’s recruitment and succession strategy to ensure the company attracts, retains and develops an innovative and capable workforce.

Costa is committed to providing the highest level of support and professional development to employees in order to continue their professional development and training within a supervised and supportive environment through the implementation of a range of strategies and programs.

Individual Career Development Programs are designed to enhance your skills and build your capacity while providing an opportunity for you to:

  • Broaden your knowledge and understanding of the category and the broader Costa group.
  • Develop capabilities that will contribute to the achievement of both your personal and company goals.
  • Have a defined career development pathway in order to advance within the company.
  • Access professional development and mentoring.

Professional Development

The Costa Group is dedicated to enabling employees to actively participate and monitor their continuing development and recognises that a range of activities may contribute to an individual’s body of knowledge. Continuing professional development may include formal and informal, internal or external development activities such as:

  • Short courses of study
  • Seminars
  • Mentoring
  • Work-based activities
  • Undertaking development roles.

A personalised career development plan can be developed with employees seeking to further their careers within the business.

Career opportunities

With operations spread across Australia, you can choose from a wide range of exciting career opportunities.  Our talented teams consist of technical, professional and operational roles across a broad range of expertise:

Career development opportunities are available throughout each category covering a diverse range of roles.

Growing our produce

  • Agronomy and Growing
  • Horticulture
  • General Labouring – Crop work, Picking, Packing
  • Logistics / Despatch/ Warehousing
  • Machine Operators and Drivers
  • Maintenance / Trades / Irrigation
  • Research and Development
  • Operations
  • Warehousing
  • Supply Chain

Growing our team

  • Management – Executive
  • Management – Site
  • Sales, Marketing and Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Stores/Procurement
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Safety and RTW
  • Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Business Development

Opportunities to advance are dependent on the employee’s skills, area of expertise and the individual employee career development needs.

We believe in supporting and developing our people and providing long-term career opportunities through a range of activities including on the job experience, mentoring and internal and external education.

Ellie Saadati

Meet Ellie Saadati

Quality Assurance Manager, Mushroom Category

I grew up in the Middle East and migrated with my husband to Australia in 2013 on a student visa. I have a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering, and then went on to complete my Master of Agriculture at the University of New England in New South Wales, while working at Costa Tomato Category. I then moved to Victoria and commenced work with Costa Mushroom Category in Mernda, firstly as a Quality Assurance Project Officer, where  I was  given the opportunity to work on a pest management project and now as the Quality Assurance Manager.

I love working at Costa and I am grateful for the support they have shown me and opportunities given to me. They are my Australian family.

Ellie Saadati
Quality Assurance Manager