New Graduate Program Investing In Agricultural Frontline Workforce For Regional Communities

A first of its kind graduate program to invest in future agricultural workers for regional NSW is being launched by the State Government.

Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said Local Land Services (LLS) would take six university graduates under its wing, to kickstart their careers in sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and veterinary science.

“This initiative is a commitment to our regions, helping to develop and keep professionals in their communities, while also helping those communities who will benefit from the latest skills and knowledge straight out of our universities,” Mr Saunders said.

“This is a great program in which experienced LLS staff will mentor a student and each student will have the opportunity to rotate across different roles, in line with their qualifications.

Over twelve months, the six graduates will be able to learn about the various Local Land Services programs, engage with landholders and put their university studies into practice alongside teams on the ground.

They will also complete a range of supported training modules aimed at preparing them for employment in the agricultural sector.

“Through this program LLS is offering on the paddock experience to students to support real life people and help build a more sustainable and profitable future for our regions,” Mr Saunders said.

“This is the first program to solely focus on agriculture, animal welfare and landscape management.”

Applications are now open until 3 October 2022 through ‘I work for NSW’.

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MEDIA: Candice Giannakos  0476 813 993

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