Rural NSW Workforce

Celebrating diversity at Ahrens

Ahrens celebrates the diversity in their Rural NSW team

Ahrens is focused on promoting diversity and equal opportunity through the development of a culturally safe and inclusive workplace that recognises and respects the values, cultures and traditions of Indigenous Australians.

As a part of this commitment, Ahrens recently launched their Reconciliation Action Plan, with a goal to increase Indigenous employment, and to maintain or improve those levels into the future.

Highlighting this commitment, the company is proud to see that a third of the Rural NSW workforce based in Gilgandra comprises a number of Trade Assistants that are proud Indigenous men from Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi Country; Jason Sutherland, Kyle Copelin, John Dixon, Nathan Pethua, Daniel Percy, Peter Knight, Jarrod Fuller, Luke Ritchie, Jamie Towney and Ray Ratcliffe.

A blend of painters, tankers, welders and truck drivers, this team of employees works seamlessly together to bring consistent success to the Ahrens Rural division.

The team has demonstrated that Ahrens really is the best in the field, with seven of these employees playing for the Gilgandra Panthers Rugby League Football Club during the winter months, and representing the business by making the decision to flash the Ahrens ‘A’ to the crowd after each score.

The team is having a positive impact within the workplace, and Ahrens looks forward to further supporting their development throughout their careers within the business.