Our People

Our people are our power. We wouldn't be where we are today without the hard work, dedication and resilience of our people.

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR TEAMS & COMMUNITIES.

Today, Ahrens is made up of over 1000 employees Australia-wide, who represent a diversity of backgrounds and skills but are aligned through a shared set of values and a desire to be the best they can.

Focusing on honesty, sincerity and reliability, we foster strong working relationships and are committed to doing business that creates mutual benefit for all involved.

Our people understand working at Ahrens isn’t about doing a job and going home, it’s a place they belong and can grow to be the best they can. Our people understand their contribution makes a difference and will go the extra mile to get the job done.

This is what it means to be part of the Ahrens Family.

WE WORK TOGETHER TO GET THE JOB DONE WITH ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTEGRITY. WE FOCUS ON INNOVATION AND EFFICIENCY AND REWARD THOSE WHO PASSIONATELY WORK TOWARDS REALISING OUR VISION.

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

We are proactively committed to zero harm on all our worksites and in our offices and take the health, safety and welfare of all our staff, clients, consultants, visitors, and the general public very seriously.

We have an outstanding health and safety record that is testament to our commitment to training our people and supporting the best systems and procedures. We cultivate safe working behaviours, run ongoing training and awareness sessions throughout the company and conduct regular risk assessments and safe work planning on all our work sites. We also develop a Work Health and Safety Plan for all our projects in line with relevant legislation and any client requirements.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

At Ahrens, we value the contribution of individual employees and encourage them to strive for personal and professional excellence. In addition to internal training sessions tailored to our business needs, our employees attend external training in many disciplines, from finance and business development to safety and site supervision. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. As well as complying with equal opportunity laws, we work hard to provide a safe and pleasant work environment and career development opportunities for all employees.

INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT

Ahrens appreciates and accepts the importance of Indigenous Australian Culture and encourages indigenous people to apply for positions in our company.

GRADUATES & APPRENTICES

We offer many opportunities for graduates and apprentices, through our University of SA Scholarship program and our apprentice training program.

OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR POWER

Our people represent a diversity of backgrounds and skills but are aligned through a shared set of values and a desire to be the best they can.

We recognise that each individual contributes to the success of our business.

United Through Cause

EMPLOYEE DONATION PROGRAM

Ahrens supports many philanthropic initiatives and we encourage our employees to get involved in giving back to their community. To assist this, Ahrens has established an annual Employee Donation Program where employees are able to nominate a charity, grassroots sporting group or other within the framework. Their nomination will receive a donation made by Ahrens on behalf of the employee.

CAUSE WE CARE

Our employees celebrate their birthday for the month over a morning tea organised by Ahrens. We nominate a charity per month that aligns with our six pillars, where employees are encouraged to make a small donation as part of the Ahrens’ fundraising efforts.

VOLUNTEERING

Employees are encouraged and given the opportunity to volunteer within their local community. Our Kingsford, South Australian employees volunteer with Kickstart For Kids to support a breakfast program for disadvantaged children at a Gawler school. In addition, we host company tree planting days in our local communities.

Employee Stories

BECOMING AN ASSET TO THE FINANCE TEAM

HOW LYNDALL BEVIS OVERCAME SELF-DOUBT TO BECOME AN INVALUABLE ASSET TO AHRENS Few have soared as high as Lyndall Bevis...

FROM POULTRY TO PROSPERITY

HOW A SIMPLE SALE SAW AARON BAIN BECOME GENERAL MANAGER OF AHRENS RURAL Aaron Bain’s journey was promising from early on...