Angus Australia and NH Foods Australia are excited to deliver a new cadetship opportunity for Angus Youth members, with applications now open.

Following the successful launch of the Angus Foundation Industry Cadetship Program in 2022, the inaugural 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 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.

Angus Australia Extension Manager Jake Phillips looks forward to working with NH Foods Australia in order to provide this unique opportunity for a young person with a vested interest in building their career within the beef industry.

“We are excited to be launching the NH Foods Australia Cadetship and providing the opportunity for a young person within the beef industry to continue their personal and professional development, whilst providing insight into the various career avenues available in the industry.”

“Angus Australia and NH Foods have an ongoing relationship which has seen them partner with us across a number of our programs at Angus Australia, including as a major sponsor of the Angus Youth National Roundup and as part of the Verified Black Angus Beef Program with their Black Angus beef brand, Angus Reserve.”

“We believe that the recipient of the cadetship will be incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to see the inner workings of a company that provides insight into the beef supply chain across a variety of aspects within their internal operations.  We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with NH Foods Australia in this exciting way and look forward to seeing how the cadetship recipient prospers in their organisation.”

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.

Following their placement with NH Foods Australia, the successful applicant will conclude their cadetship by completing the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course.

Applications for the Angus Australia – NH Foods Australia Cadetship close 30 January 2023.




  • Applicants must be a member of Angus Australia.
  • Applicants must be aged over 18.
  • Applicants must be available to complete four weeks of placement
  • Applicants must be available to attend the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course from Sunday, 14 May to Friday, 19 May 2023.

How to Apply:
To apply for this cadetship, applicants must complete a set of application questions. Applicants will be shortlisted and will undergo an interview. The successful applicant may need to complete work rights, police, and credit checks as a condition of the cadetship upon the hosting companies request.

The successful applicant 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.