The world could be at the fingertips of students from around the world, thanks to the fourth annual Alltech Corporate Career Development Program. Accepting online applications until Sept. 30, Alltech invites recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs to apply for the program, which will begin in February for the 2016 group.
Exciting opportunities are available for 10 high-calibre university graduates hoping to work with experts in the fields of science, aquaculture, agriculture, marketing, sales, veterinary science, information technology, business and biotechnology. Alltech aims to develop future leaders in the agricultural industry and values long-term talent development through this program, which started in 2012. The animal health and nutrition company has a presence in 128 countries globally and is set to grow into a $4 billion business within the next several years.
“This is a life-changing opportunity for recent graduates to interact with colleagues from other countries, develop both their technical and interpersonal skills, and share their fresh ideas,” said Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives for Alltech. “Previous Career Development Program members have worked in variety of areas, including internal auditing for Latin America, coordinating Alltech educational initiative efforts and developing the crop science market in Germany. We strive to match successful applicants’ interests with Alltech’s global needs.”
The 12-month, salaried mentorship program will begin with an intensive training period at Alltech’s global headquarters in Nicholasville, KY, 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, guided and mentored by senior management.
Cody Hutchins of the United States was accepted into the program last year and is now working in Beijing, China on multiple projects. One of these is a new partnership with five leading companies to create a sustainable pork farm. He is also assisting with a business strategy for the aquaculture and algae markets in China.
“My experience in Alltech has been amazing, and I am continually impressed with the passionate culture that makes the company thrive,” Hutchins said. “Alltech does a great job of empowering individuals to act quickly on opportunities, and the result is a fast-paced, fun and exciting environment. If you want to join in solving some of the world’s most challenging issues, while traveling and learning by experience, definitely apply for this program.”
Interested graduates are invited to apply during the application window now through Sept. 30 via the Alltech Career Development Program website. Applicants should be strong team players, with excellent communication skills and fluent in English, with another language as an added advantage.