Background in Agriculture
Eliza grew up as one of four children on her parent’s farm in Central Victoria. For as long as she can remember she helped with moving sheep, marking lambs, feeding animals and any other task that might be thrown at her. Helping out in the family retail business was also a big part of her responsibilities after school and during holidays. She loved participating in local sporting teams such as netball, tennis and basketball after school. This busy and active upbringing really helped shape Eliza’s love for continuously learning and always being open to trying new things.
Education & work before Goldacres
Whilst completing a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business, Eliza took the opportunity to go on a university exchange for 6 months in Kuching Malaysia, which sparked a love of travel as she was able to visit many amazing places in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. This led to a 2-month internship in Beijing in early 2020 at an Intellectual Property Firm.
In 2020 Eliza returned to Australia where she worked at Millers Ag in Pyramid Hill & The Flour Mill in Bendigo, gaining valuable all round experience in administration, accounts, payroll, data entry, stock orders and customer service. She also gained more hands-on experience with Human Resources and people management, realising this might be an area she would like to pursue further.
It was at this point that Goldacres approached Eliza about a role within the Human Resources team, with scope to grow and develop. Goldacres knew the combination of her farming background along with study and work experience would make Eliza an ideal candidate for this role.
First impressions working at Goldacres
To begin with, Eliza was really excited to be taking on a new role with varied tasks and projects. In her first few weeks she has begun to get a ‘vibe’ of the company and noted the following:
• “The staff are very passionate about agriculture & the company they work for”
• “I feel like Goldacres is a trusting & relaxed environment”
• “I have noticed how friendly people are”.
• “It’s a fun workplace” with initiatives such as reigniting the social club.
What’s your goal for the next 12 months at Goldacres?
“To take advantage of every opportunity to learn, observe and see where it leads. I am open to all possibilities, specifically though, my main goals are to master payroll, payroll reporting and production recruiting.”
What advice would you give to anyone considering applying for a job?
“Be yourself, be proactive and just go for it!”