2024 NH Foods Australia Cadetship

The NH Foods Australia Cadetship will provide the recipient with an authentic and valuable experience of the industry and the company’s core activities: breeding, feedlotting, production, marketing, and sales. 

During the cadetship, the successful candidate will experience the day-to-day operations of Whyalla Beef, Australia’s most modern and technologically advanced feedlot.  Supplementing the feedlot experience will be time spent at two of the company’s processing plants: Oakey (based in Southern QLD, it is one of the largest in Australia) and Wingham (located on the mid north coast of NSW).
Time in the company’s Sydney head office is also a feature, including exposure to the marketing and sales activities of the branded beef programs.  

The cadet will have exposure to key players in the industry to join their network with the potential to be a long-term NH Foods Australia employee.

The person selected will be encouraged to explore and develop their interest in the red meat industry, whilst learning how the company’s integrated supply chain delivers ‘the joy of eating’.

The cadetship will take place over a four-week period, with NH Foods Australia to work together with the recipient to create an individualised development program that suits their interests.

The Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course

The Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program is an intensive five-day workshop conducted on the college campus at Geelong. The program, which commenced in 1992, is recognised as one of the longest running rural leadership programs in the nation. It has developed a strong reputation in the agricultural and agribusiness sector, attracting support from a wide range of industry and rural community groups from diverse regional backgrounds.

What does the cadet receive? 

The successful cadet will receive up to 4 weeks placement with NH Foods Australia, and spend time learning across the breadth of their business .

The Angus Foundation will contribute $5,000 to the successful cadet to assist in covering travel and accommodation expenses incurred during the placement. 

NH Foods Australia Australia and the Angus Foundation will jointly cofund the cadets positon on the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program.


- Applicants must be a member of Angus Australia
- Applicants must be aged over 18
- Applicants must be available to complete four weeks of placement (this will be negotiated at a mutually convenient time and place with NH Foods Australia and the successful applicants).
- Applicants must be available to attend the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course dates TBC

How to Apply: 

To apply for one of these three cadetships, applicants must complete a set of application questions. Applications will be shortlisted and may undergo an interview. 


The successful applicants will be required to submit a written report to the Angus Australia Board on their experience during the cadetship and at the completion of their leadership course.

Applications close 30th March 2024

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* 1. Please supply your contact details

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* 2. What is your Angus Australia Membership ID?

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* 3. Outline your experience  in the beef industry

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* 4. What are your career aspirations?

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* 5. Why should you be considered for the NH Foods Australia cadetship?

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* 6. When have you had to demonstrate effective time management and organising your own travel and accommodation in the past?

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* 7. What would you hope to get out of the cadetship experience?

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* 8. What is your highest level of education?

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* 9. What inspires you to contribute positively to Australian agriculture?

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* 10. How would this opportunity assist you in your future endeavors?

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* 11. Please upload a current version of your CV

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