With NH Foods Brand Partner, Chef Jason Roberts on site at the 2024 Angus Youth Roundup to deliver the ‘Joy of Eating’, it was the perfect time to announce that the Angus Foundation NH Foods Cadetship is back for 2024.

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

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.

Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program

Following their placement with NH Foods, the successful recipients will conclude their cadetship by completing 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, Victoria and 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.

The program will develop the skills and knowledge of participants to enable them to:

  • undertake a leadership role in their industry or community
  • competently represent their industry or community in decision-making forums
  • understand and address the issues facing rural industries and rural communities

Applications for the Angus Foundation NH Foods Cadetship close Friday March 29th 2024


  • 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)
  • Applicants must be available to attend the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course

How to Apply:
To apply for the cadetships, applicants must complete a set of application questions. Applications will be shortlisted and may undergo an interview.   APPLY NOW 

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.

Chloe Plowman’s 2023 NH Foods Cadetship Experience

Chloe Plowman recently completed her cadetship experience during 2023, where she spent four weeks working across the various facets that make up the diverse NH Foods Australia business.  READ MORE ABOUT CHLOE’S EXPERIENCE HERE

Apply for the 2024 Angus Foundation NH Foods Cadetship