Top graduates offered chance to kick-start their careers in science

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Graduates are being given the chance to kick-start their careers in animal science through a career development scheme, designed to find future leaders in agriculture.

Feed nutrition company Alltech is investing $1 million over the next year to find the next generation of people to lead agriculture. Its third annual career development program begins from 15 August to 30 September.

The scheme is looking for applications from recent graduates of bachelors or masters degree programs and will screen applicants with a view to starting work in February 2015.

The program offers opportunities for ten high-calibre university graduates who want to work with experts in the fields of science, aquaculture, agriculture, marketing, veterinary science, information technology, business and biotechnology.

“We are looking for the best and the brightest young graduates,” said Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives for Alltech.

The 12-month mentorship program will begin with a training period at Alltech’s global headquarters in Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA, where graduates will study topics including sustainable energy, communications, marketing and international business.

Following this, they will continue training and development while simultaneously managing key company projects in one of the company’s global offices.

“Successful applicants will be creative, passionate and eager for challenges in a multinational and multicultural company.” Dr Lyons added.

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