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Ongoing project

Attracting new entrants into Australian horticulture – promoting careers in horticulture (LP15006)

Key research provider: Rimfire Resources

What’s it all about?

This project is part of the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund and is about engaging graduate students with the horticulture industry. It involves a Graduate Engagement Program with a two-phased approach designed to attract the right people, retain them and support their ongoing leadership development.

The first phase involves students undertaking internships within horticulture business, for which funding support is offered for both the student and the business. The second phase involves employment of students following graduation, with Hort Innovation co-investing to support the first-year salary and participation in a five-day leadership program.

This initiative involves co-investment from different levy industries and from additional sources. Hort Frontiers is Hort Innovation’s strategic partnership initiative, with more information available at www.hortfrontiers.com.au.

Businesses interested in taking on interns can contact Rhys Pirie from Rimfire Resources at rpirie@rimfireresources.com.au.

Details

This project involves levy from the apple and pear, nursery and vegetable industries, in addition to other funding sources, and is funded through the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund