"I was attracted to John Deere’s graduate program specifically because of their reputation, their global presence, and some of the experiences I had in the past working with equipment on farms in Ziimbabwe and In Australia.
On a day-to-day basis I was faced with new problems and challenges, and I found that my problem solving and thinking skills that I learnt in my degree were hugely beneficial in helping me be successful in the graduate program. And on top of that, being able to communicate my ideas with my team was crucial in making sure the projects I was working on were a success.
I think the variety of work available at John Deere is extremely unique. It allows you to challenge yourself, and develop continually to develop yourself throughout your career. On top of that, I think the people and the culture at John Deere make it a special environment within which to work."
Q&A with Benji
Q: What have been the highlights of your Graduate Program experience?
A: One of the major highlights of the year was heading over to the Innovation Generation conference in Perth with the other graduates. The conference allowed us to listen to some influential speakers in the agriculture industry and have some really good chats with customers and growers from around the country. We were able to gain a better understanding of some of the day-to-day challenges that they face, and some of the new innovative technologies that are coming out in the industry.
Q: What is the the #1 tip for people in the Graduate Program recruitment process?
A: Don’t be scared to communicate all of your qualities to the panel. By the end of the recruitment process you want to make sure that you’ve put everything on the table.
– Benjamin Blevin - Mechanical Engineering (2016)