We believe in providing our staff with a work environment that is happy and harmonious. One that helps them become their best professionally so that they can achieve their professional goals. Here are just a few of the things that we do:
Bonuses and Allowances
Because hard work and a great attitude should be rewarded CPC offers the following rewards and benefits:
- Competitive remuneration
- Prepared meals and accommodation on our properties*
- Extensive induction and training programs*
- Fare allowances*
- Wifi or NextG access
- 7 weeks annual leave entitlement (employees covered by the CPC Enterprise Agreement 2014)*
- Pilot license reimbursement*
* Station employees only (conditions apply)
Training and Career Development
At the beginning of the season new CPC staff partake in an extensive Induction Course undertaken on-station which runs for up to 11 days. This is followed by site specific induction training on the individual stations where they are based.
These skills include horsemanship, horse shoeing, cattle work, fencing, water and mechanical maintenance and motorbike skills. The induction also allows new staff to learn information such as low stress stock handling techniques and Workplace Health and Safety within the pastoral industry.
All staff have an opportunity to create with their managers, an Individual Development Plan. These development needs are addressed through informal and formal training programs throughout the year and the course of their employment.
Courses offered may include:
- Chemcert Accreditation
- Bushfire Safety
- Four Wheel Driving
- Apply First Aid
- Station Butchering
- Communication and Management Skills
- Cert I Agriculture
- Cert II in Agriculture
- Cert III in Agriculture
- Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
- Cert IV in Rural Business
This list is by no means exhaustive and there are many other e-learning courses that may be learnt on CPC stations. The scope is extremely wide - the main limit being the person's aptitude and interest in the skills he/she wishes to pursue.
To supplement your training by CPC personnel, it is our custom to use professional instructors from outside the company. This practice allows staff access to some of this nations leading trainers.
To encourage staff to utilise and present their skills outside of the daily working environment CPC encourages staff to be involved in company and community campdrafts, rodeos, colt challenges and other events.
We are always looking for staff who are self-reliant, resourceful, practical, versatile, adaptable, capable and have the ability to deal with different personalities that living in a rural community offers.
Socially, life in the bush is what you make it. Whether it is heading to a camp draft, to the nearest centre for the local races, relaxing on the station or those friendly cricket matches there is always something going on.