Last week leading Australian-owned agricultural research company, Kalyx, at its national training conference in Melbourne, announced that it will be investing over a million dollars over the next five years in its graduate technical training and employment program.
The announcement formalises the company’s commitment to creating employment opportunities and career paths for young professionals in the bush, and builds on its existing graduate program which last year alone saw Kalyx recruit 25 new graduates in regional centres across the country.
Rebekah Allen is one of three recent graduates who is working at the Naracoorte Kalyx centre, and has said that she loves working at the company, and in her chosen field of agriculture.
“It’s really rewarding, it’s great to work for a company that is focused on funding staff training,” she said.
“I have expanded my skill set, and the training focuses on quality and consistency. There’s the continual development of staff, and there are excellent opportunities for career development.”
Kalyx National Training Manager Denis Harvey says that training and the continual development of the company skill base is the number one way to meet the ever increasing requirements of the industry.
“The field of agricultural research is constantly evolving. And while we pride ourselves on always doing a great job, there is always room for improvement,” said Mr Harvey.
Kalyx Australia Director, Sue McGregor, said that she believes that young professionals play an important role, and the company isn’t only interested in providing jobs for young people, but a long term career.
“We are excited to help Ag and Science graduates pursue careers as Lead Scientists and or Business Managers working on tomorrow’s agricultural technology,” Ms McGregor said.
Kalyx is now calling for applications for its 2019 Graduate Training Program. For further information, please go to www.kalyx.com.au.