AWI 2024 Graduate Training Programme Opening for Applications

Australian Wool Innovation invites applications from graduates as of  August 1

The programme is aimed at graduates from a broad cross section of disciplines who have a background in or connection with Australian wool.

AWI Chief Executive John Roberts says the program has unearthed some fantastic young people who are now planning long careers in the wool industry.

The AWI Graduate Training Program is a unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of the wool supply chain from fibre to fashion. The 18-month program starts each year in March and is based primarily at the AWI office in Sydney. Graduates are also given the opportunity to gain global exposure to the wool supply chain through two international rotations.

A unique opportunity

In 2023, Kate Rice and Harrison Dunning were chosen to participate in the program. Hailing from central NSW, Kate Rice, as shown in the accompanying image, melded her enthusiasm for agriculture and the wool industry with a deep affection for textiles and design. “Coming from a family deeply rooted in wool production, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to witness the entire supply chain in action, from the farm gate to the final garment,” she reflects.

Harrison Dunning, originally from Sydney, was drawn to the graduate program due to his fervent interest in sustainable food and fiber production. He remarks, “The experience I’ve gained through the AWI graduate program has proven invaluable in shaping a comprehensive understanding of the wool supply chain and in broadening my professional connections across the industry.”

Apply 1-31 August

As of 1 August, applications can be made here. Note that the application period closes on 31 August.

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