Following the success of the launch for the Angus Foundation Industry Cadetship Program in 2022, Angus Australia is pleased to announce that applications are now open for Angus Youth members for three separate cadetship opportunities with:  

  • Specialist agricultural insurer, Achmea Australia,  
  • Australia’s Digital Ag Market, AuctionsPlus, and   
  • Producer of Australia’s premium beef range, NH Foods.   

The Angus Foundation Industry Cadetship Program has been designed to encourage and assist the involvement of young people in the Australian beef industry and to provide a vast array of professional development opportunities for young beef breeders.   

Achmea Australia Cadetship  

Through the cadetship, one successful applicant will be given a four-week placement opportunity to gain practical experience at Achmea Australia, a growing agricultural insurer that plays an integral role in supporting the agriculture sector. 

The cadet will experience the day-to-day operations within Achmea Australia, gaining insight into their co-operative heritage and commitment to keep farmers farming.  

As they follow the client journey, the cadet will experience Achmea Australia’s direct approach to insurance, which includes spending part of their cadetship alongside Farm Insurance Specialists…  

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AuctionsPlus Cadetship 

The AuctionsPlus Cadetship is designed to give the recipient hands-on experience in an agribusiness in the beef supply chain. During the cadetship, the cadet will experience the day-to-day operations within AuctionsPlus and develop a unique understanding of how the business works and the central role of the platform in driving innovation within the agricultural industry.  

The cadet will be given all the tools to develop an appetite for further learning and understanding of the workplace and operations at AuctionsPlus.   

The cadetship will take place over a four-week period, with the recipient working with AuctionsPlus in their Sydney office for the duration of the program.     


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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 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.  


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Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program 

Following their placement with Achmea Australia, AuctionsPlus and NH Foods Australia, the successful recipients will conclude their cadetship by completing the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course, from Sunday, 14 May to Friday, 19 May 2023.  

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  


  • 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 Achmea Australia, AuctionsPlus, NH Foods Australia and the successful applicants).  
  • 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 one of these three cadetships, applicants must complete a set of application questions. Applications will be shortlisted and may undergo an interview.   

For Achmea Australia’s cadetship, the successful applicant will need to complete work rights, police, and credit checks as a condition of the cadetship. Achmea Australia also requires the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (includes booster shot), unless they can present a valid medical exemption certificate.  

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 30 January 2023