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Applications open for AWI’s 2020 Graduate Training Program

Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Applications for the 2020 AWI Graduate Training program are now open with potential applicants encouraged to join the AWI flock and submit their application.

After its successful launch and inaugural year in 2018, the Graduate Training Program has five graduates currently participating in the program with the 2020 program representing the program’s third cohort.

AWI CEO Mr Stuart McCullough outlined AWI’s Graduate Training Program provides successful applicants with a thorough understanding of the wool supply chain from fibre to fashion.

“The 18-month program commences in March 2020 and is based primarily at the AWI office in Sydney, where the successful graduate applicants will gain exposure to many areas of the AWI business from on-farm and off-farm R&D through to marketing,” Mr McCullough explained.

“The graduates will also be given the opportunity to gain a global exposure to the wool supply chain through two three-month international rotations. The program is aimed at graduates from a broad cross section of disciplines who have a background in or connection with the Australian wool industry.

“For the 2019 program we saw a 50% increase in applications from the previous year and we anticipated the competition for the 2020 program to also be extremely high.”

Mr McCullough highlighted the Graduate program is part of AWI’s people resources program which is focussed on attracting passion and talent to the industry and succession planning.

“We are focussed on attracting and retaining the best talent to the wool industry and we see the graduation program as one of the mechanisms to future proof human resources in our industry,” Mr McCullough said.

Applications for the 2020 AWI Graduate Training program are now open and close on Tuesday 30 April 2019. To apply, please select the AWI Graduate Training Program at www.wool.com/careers or apply through Seek or LinkedIn.

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