Applications Open for APRIL Industry Placement Program Award

APRIL is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Industry Placement Program (IPP). 

The APRIL Board has approved funding for education and training in 2020/21 to support another IPP award, to join IPP awards APRIL already has in place with Dr Jessica Craig [Rivalea (Australia) Pty Ltd., New South Wales] and Lauren Staveley (SunPork Farms South, South Australia). The aims of the IPP are to (1) retain graduates trained by APRIL, the Pork CRC, APL, and (or) other applicable organisations, at the Honours and (or) postgraduate level, and attract others to the Australasian pork industry, by sponsoring their placement in a commercial pork production organisation or an affiliated business within the Australasian pork industry in a structured and enhanced development program; (2) attract and stimulate graduates with an interest in pork production into the business side of the industry as a career, while continuing their development and understanding of how research and technology will enhance industry competitiveness and success; and (3) expose graduates wanting a long-term research or technical support role in the industry to commercial aspects of pork production and enhance their contributions and value to pork businesses in their future roles.

APRIL will provide the successful business applicant with $70,000 over the first 2 years of a 3-year agreement to help cover costs associated with mentoring and training the Awardee in all aspects of pork production. 

Applications must be lodged electronically by the applying organisation and include the name and qualifications of the proposed candidate, to the APRIL Chief Scientist/CEO Professor John Pluske (j.pluske@april.org.au). Any questions on the IPP Award/process can be directed to Professor John Pluske (j.pluske@april.org.au, 0410-436871).

Important dates:

  • August 25 2020: applications open.
  • October 2 2020: applications close.
  • October 12-30 2020: assessment of applications and Zoom interviews (if required).
  • November 4 2020: final date for decision, recommendation to the APRIL Board.