John Deere Graduate Program

John Deere Graduate Program

Graduate Program

We’re looking for bright, innovative and committed go-getters who are ready to embrace new challenges in pursuit of a career with a world leading agriculture brand.


Feed Your Passion

Do you want to help ensure the world has enough food, fuel, shelter, and infrastructure for generations to come?

Graduate Program participants have the unique opportunity to work directly on projects that have a real impact on those that are linked to the land. From customers to dealers and working closely with project teams – you’ll make a difference.


Graduate Criteria

Our graduate program is open to candidates in their final year of university studies in the following fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business (any discipline)

We are seeking committed people with the following attributes:

  • Flexible
  • Organised
  • Willing to work hard to achieve our vision
  • Actively seek challenges
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Previous work experience on a farm or in an agricultural based industry
  • Applicants with a GPA of five or higher will have the most opportunity of success during the selection process.

Cultivate Your Career

You’ll collaborate with professional teams from a variety of business departments to broaden your skillset and to develop a diverse range of practical experiences.

Ongoing support and coaching from experienced team members will help equip you to take on new challenges, expand your network and prepare you for future career growth. We want to support you to reach your ultimate potential – it’s the John Deere way.

"These opportunities have given me a fantastic foundation for my career with John Deere and I would highly recommend the program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in agriculture."

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will I be working?

If successful for the John Deere Limited position, you will be working in our Head Office in Brisbane. There will be occasional field trips to regional Australia and New Zealand with our field staff and dealers to attend field days and dealer shows.

How many graduates is John Deere looking for?

We look for at least two graduates every year.

When do applications close

Australian applications close mid-April every year.

When will I hear about the status of my application?

We will acknowledge your application by e-mail. It is expected that interviews will be held during May and June. After that time the unsuccessful applicants will be informed.

Does John Deere support further study?

Yes, John Deere is keen for staff members to further develop their skills. If you plan to go on and complete a post graduate degree within an area that is relevant to your job, we would be happy to discuss appropriate support with you.

Does John Deere employ overseas students?

You must have a legal right to work in Australia. That is, you need to be a citizen of either Australia or New Zealand or hold a visa which allows you to work in Australia permanently. Unfortunately we will not accept applications from candidates who are unable to work in Australia.

If I'm from New Zealand, can I apply for the Australian graduate position and vice versa?

Yes, however, you must have the legal right to work in Australia.

If I do not finish my studies by the end of the year can I work part time and study?

Unfortunately we require graduates who are able to work full time. We will only be considering people who have completed their studies.

Where can I get more information about the Graduate Program?

If you have any further questions about the graduate program please contact us on 1800 800 981 or via our "Contact Us Form".

Application Process

Applications for the Graduate Program will close mid-April every year.



All applications for our Graduate Program will need to be submitted online. To complete your application, you will need:

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your latest academic results
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate; OR
  • Work visa; OR
  • Citizenship certificate to show you are legally able to work in Australia.


Selection Process

The selection process is composed of various stages and you need to be successful at each stage in order to progress. The process is flexible and may include some or all of the following steps:

  • Screening of written applications
  • Aptitude testing
  • Video screening interviews
  • Onsite face-to-face interviews
  • Second-round interviews (this may not be required)