'Hugh has worked with us twice when we have been lamb marking. He has worked as part of a team and carried out duties such as picking up, inoculating & drenching. His work ethic is not bad, he responds well to instruction although has little initiative, he needs direction and good clear instruction (multiple times), he can become side tracked. He is reliable and punctual. His communication skills are developing, he is a genuine and pleasant young man. He is very kind with animals, he works well with them. I would have no reservations in recommending him for any future work, although I do not think he has the skill set for any high level, managerial roles. I would be happy to employ him again in the future.'
A loyal, energetic individual who is hard working, conscientious and reliable. Able to remain level-headed under pressure with good organisation skills. Fair and dependable and an asset to any team.
Truly willing to give anything a crack and definitely do not shy away from hard work. Really enjoy working and learning new skills in agricultural and rural Australia.
'Emily worked for me a couple of years on and off, she did a mix of jobs; fencing, cleaning out sheds, operating front end loaders for me, and sheep work. She is a very competent girl. Her work ethic was absolutely fantastic to be honest with you; at the start of the day she would check her vehicle, oil, tyres and then head off for the day, you wouldn’t hear from her and she would get the job done really well. She was very trustworthy and I had no reservations in her working unsupervised. There are not to many people around like Emily, she is also good for a laugh which is always great! She also did work here at the local Grainflow, AWB receival site, she did a fantastic job out there too, always working hard. She is a really fantastic person, you will never have a problem with her. '
'I have a big casual workforce, so I can’t say I know too much about Emily. I’m pretty happy if they turn up and get the job done, Emily seems to do that so I invite her back each week. She’s been here for about 6 months I guess working Wednesday nights and Thursday mornings. Her work ethic isn’t too bad, neither is her punctuality and reliability. As I said, I haven’t spent too much time with her and it’s hard to keep track of all of the casuals movements. It’s simple work, penning cattle, recording numbers, making sure they are moved to the right spot, those kind of things – she does all of that ok. I don’t really know of her other skills, but in a stock handling capacity she is alright. '
'Chris was here for 6 months or so last season. Mostly harvest work, and other general farm jobs (the only thing he didn’t do was spraying), he spent lots of time on the chaser bin and did some laser bucket driving too. He is a good operator, very conscientious. When he got here he didn’t have heaps of experience under his belt, he started slow and learnt really well. I had confidence in him to operate most of my machinery. He was always on time, if not early and never had and dramas with staying behind late. Hi communication was good, if there were any issues he would tell me, he could have been quicker to let me know at time, but in general pretty good. I’d have no hesitation at all in recommending him for any work. '
'Josh is a great kid, he has worked on and off for us over the last probably 12 months through seeding and harvest. Mainly on chaser bins and combine seeders, he handled them both well. Reliability and punctuality were great, he lived on farm so had no excuse. Good work ethic, I didn’t have any problems with him, he’s a good kid. '
'Todd has been with us for 4-5 years, while he has been studying at uni. We operate large scale irrigated Lucerne hay and have some stock. Todd’s daily responsibilities are cutting, raking, bailing hay and trucking and moving bails for deliveries etc. He is only 23, and is capable although mechanically needs tuition. He tends to do everything at great speed also, he needs to learn to slow down. He has got his semi-truck license since he has been with us, and has spent time with our experienced driver. He seemed to be keen on that and has recently delivered a few loads of hay unsupervised. He has got work ethic, puts in a lot of hours – he is happy to work through the night when needed. He is not a great communicator, this has been a big thing. He will always ask the simple questions, apart from that he is a closed book. He needs to work on taking ownership of his mistakes, he doesn’t tell me when he has messed up – I know that he has multiple times, I have recently spoken to him about his accountability. He is reliable and punctual. He has said he is interested in stock work, I wouldn’t pick him as a livestock man. If I asked him to drench sheep, he would be able to do it although he has no experience mustering, handling, treating – anything. He is not a tidy worker, you can open the door of a ute or truck and know that he has been there, it’s just those little things that you shouldn’t have to ask a hundred times, he could be better at. If he leaves here, it wont be on bad terms and I am happy to have him stay, he just has a few things to work on, a maturity thing. '
'Kristjan was with us last harvest, so October/ November for about eight weeks I suppose. There are about twenty of them that come and work on the hopper, sweeping, looking after the auger and keeping things tidy. Nothing that requires great skill, but he was always on the go and good at it. His communication was pretty good for a backpacker, compared to a lot of them, he went ok. I’d have no dramas in recommending him for any future work, he’s good. '
hard working, enthusiastic male looking for long time employment to support my growing family
'Jason worked for me about 2 or 3 years ago, on and off for a couple of months. He’s a very good shearer, works hard, always turns up and turns up on time. His communication is good too. I couldn’t find a bad thing, I’d love to have him back tomorrow if I could. Would definitely recommend him.'
'Thomas is my son, he has been working for me for years. At the moment, he is in charge of a harvest crew of usually 2-3 others. We have two places, one at Yarrawonga & one at Condo so he has a fair bit of responsibility. He manages workers really well, great communication and delegation skills. He is a confident and reliable operator, has a fair bit of experience on machines now. He works long hours, and has solid work ethic. '
' Henry has worked on and off for me for about a year, unfortunately he has to go to school otherwise I would put him on permanently. He is a good, strong young lad, a hard worker. He is very sensible, he drives forklifts, unloads trucks, ties loads down, sweeps the sheds – all manual labour. He is always on time and very reliable, works with 5 or 6 other blokes in the tunnels and he is very well received. I’d love to keep him on, would definitely recommend him.'
'George was here for 4 years, he did his apprenticeship with us. Punctuality wasn’t too bad, he was pretty reliable and very honest and trustworthy. There are 8 of us here and he got on with everyone well, we had no dramas with him. He is a good worker and I’d definitely recommend him. '
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