Attracting New Entrants in Horticulture – Promoting Careers in Horticulture

This project will attract newcomers to the horticulture sector and drive innovation by building a new pool of industry leaders. Under this investment, final year university students from a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply for a paid internship within the horticultural sector, gaining real life experience and exposure to the variety of exciting career paths.
Following graduation, the host businesses are encouraged to employ the intern, with Hort Innovation co-investing through the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund to support the first year salary and participation in a fiveday leadership program.

The program is being led by specialist recruitment company Rimfire Resources, with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation engaged to provide industry wide leadership training to successful graduates in their first year of employment.