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Beyond the Bale : December 2018
38 ON FARM After a successful inaugural year for the AWI Graduate Training Program, AWI has selected the next intake of graduates for the 2019 program who in March next year will embark on their career in the Australian wool industry with AWI. AWI GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAM The AWI Graduate Training Program provides successful applicants with 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, where the graduates gain exposure to many areas of the AWI business from on-farm and off-farm R&D through to marketing. The graduates are also 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. The inaugural program began in March this year. With a 50% increase in applications from last year, the competition for the 2019 program was extremely high. Once again, the calibre of candidates that AWI received was outstanding, and it was an extremely rigorous process for the graduates to get through to the final stage. AWI is delighted to announce the graduates that have been chosen to take part in the 2019 AWI Graduate Training Program, who will begin the program in March 2019. MILES BARRITT Miles comes from Broomehill in the Great Southern region of Western Australia where he was raised on his family farm. Living on a sheep and grain farm, he was exposed to sheep and wool at very early age. He went to study at the University of Western Australia where he graduates this year with a master’s degree in commerce. Miles is no stranger to the shearing sheds, having spent some time on a shearing team at Boyle’s Shearing Service, which is run by one of the most well-known shearing families. ELLIE BIGWOOD Ellie was born and raised on a Merino sheep farm in the Great Southern region of WA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Animal Science and Biological Sciences at Murdoch University. My first three months at AWI started out with the Research team, developing essential skills in project management. I was responsible for managing a monitoring and evaluation project and contributed to projects in wild dog control, breech flystrike research and reproduction. I helped install the prototypes of the SmartTag ear tags on farm and was also involved with the Realising Performance Potential and Winning With Weaners workshops in Dubbo. My second rotation was with the Woolgrower Services team, with my main responsibilities in shearer and wool handler training and AWI grower WELCOMING OUR NEW GRADUATES The graduates on the inaugural 2018 AWI Graduate Training Program are now half way through their time with AWI. Here they tell us their experiences of the program so far, in their own words... REFLECTIONS OF THE INAUGURAL GRADUATES EMMA MURPHY Emma grew up on a commercial mixed farm ‘Yamagalli’ in Galong, north west of Yass in NSW. During her childhood, Emma had extensive exposure to wool production helping her family out on the farm. With this foundation, Emma went on to study Agriculture Economics at the University of Sydney where she is a member of the Ag society. Emma has spent a lot of time volunteering overseas for various organisations across many countries including several in Africa, India, and Cambodia.
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