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- About Alltech
This is the most exciting time to be in business. The world is experiencing phenomenal change at an unprecedented rate. Alltech are on the cusp of a new era in science and agribusiness and we are looking for people who will take us into the future.
With Alltech you will have the opportunity to work in areas including agribusiness, aquaculture, algae, crop science and fermentation technology. Together we will harness the entrepreneurial energy within Alltech, leveraging our current assets and research expertise as we transform Alltech into a $4 billion business by 2020.
We want to continue to build a framework where the global business community, research institutions, universities and governments can work together to foster innovation and differentiation to address some of the fundamental challenges present today.
This is not a standard career development program. I am personally invested in this program. I built this company in 30 years. I left home, I trusted my instincts, followed my passion, took a leap of faith and I succeeded. I challenge you to do the same.
Join us and begin your career with confidence.
Dr. T. Pearse Lyons
Founder and President, Alltech
The Alltech Career Development Program offers you the opportunity to gain excellent work and life experience, read on to see if you fit with our ideal candidate profile.
Profile of an ideal applicant
We are very excited to welcome 10 fresh-thinking and vibrant people to embark on the Alltech Career Development Program. Some of our team members have shared their experiences to provde an insight to the career path and working environment available to you.
Alltech's Career Development Program provides a challenging, fast paced opportunity for participants. Here's a glimpse of what the CDP entails.
The Alltech Career Development Program will equip participants with the skills necessary to make a real contribution to a world-leading organization where they will have the chance to take on significant responsibility at an early stage in their careers. It offers a truly international and well rounded experience in varying divisions, functions and countries at a dynamic and fast moving pace.
Successful candidates will work on R&D, Sales, Marketing, Finance, I.T., Operational, Engineering and Regulatory projects in several areas of Alltech’s business including animal science, aquaculture, agronomy and in our consumer division. Individual assignments will be planned by creating a development path which takes overall business priorities and the profile of the candidate into consideration. At Alltech, we are not interested in creating a cloned structure for our people; we prefer to create movement in which participants can develop their own solutions and carve their paths.
On completion of the program, participants will be ready to play a key role in their field of expertise and passion, share their acquired knowledge and take on even greater responsibilities.
This program offers a structured development path with an individual focus. One of Alltech’s experienced business leaders will be assigned to you as a dedicated mentor who will respect and complement your unique arrangement of skills, capabilities and talents. Mentors will provide regular feedback on your progress and conduct periodic reviews.
If you are one of the 10 talented and ambitious candidates, chosen from around the world to participate on the Alltech Career Development Program, you will have a world of opportunity and experience at your feet. The 12-month, salaried, entry-level program will begin with an intensive induction and training period at Alltech’s Global Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
A dedicated induction program will provide training in many aspects such as team building, leadership, presentation skills, working in a multi-cultural environment and handling change constructively. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art intranet and be exposed to instructors and coaches from some of the world’s leading universities and management institutes.
Apart from great hands-on experience and in-depth practical knowledge, you will become a vital part of a close-knit interdependent group of peers who you can turn to throughout the program and your career.
Connection with those outside of your peer group will be instrumental in helping you understand the breadth and depth of our business. You will be introduced to a variety of leading personalities that make up the Alltech team, and of course president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be primed and ready to contribute to the company’s overall growth strategy as we transform Alltech into a $4 billion business by 2020.
Getting accepted into the Alltech Career Development Program shortly after graduating with a degree in Biotechnology and Biochemistry was truly a dream come true - the dream to work in an company truly invested in fostering innovation to address some of the most pressing issues at the helm of biotechnology and global hunger crisis.
Two weeks of brainstorming, intense group discussions, case studies, industry evaluations made up the program induction and training. Getting to learn how global market leaders in different business sectors operate, an insight into their company structure, evaluating their strategies, and basically understanding why and how leaders take the decisions they do, from distinguished professors and Alltech's leaders, was indeed invaluable. That, along with spending quality time from the brightest minds all over the world, and learning from the confluence of different cultures, outlooks, and educational backgrounds was what truly made the two weeks the best weeks of my life so far at Alltech!
After the induction, my interests, strengths and skills were evaluated, and I was assigned to the division where I felt I could make a significant contribution to the next chapter in Alltech's success story: Research and Development Division in the Alltech Crop Sciences group, where I am responsible for developing new products in line with the recent advancements and the current requirements in today's agriculture, i.e., biopesticides, bioinoculants, etc.
Every day is literally a new challenge - a challenge to think big, think differently, and think innovatively. It's a place which truly drives you to your maximum potential, and in the process helps your grow personally and professionally. An exciting opportunity, a dream job!
I am an Agriculture Graduate & MBA from Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore. I have worked in Asia and Africa for few years and I was looking to work with the company with a strong brand name, International exposure and challenging role. Therefore, at the final stage of my MBA, I applied for the Alltech’s Career Development Program.
After the selection, I have spent great time with other 14 graduate representing different parts of the world in Lexington, USA. We were taught to face the difficult and challenging situation through analyzing case studies and discussions led by professors from UCD and the top managers of Alltech. It’s a special experience when people from different parts of the world with different cultures, languages and education come together and share their ideas and ways of thinking. I will be always thankful to Alltech for providing us such a beautiful platform.
After the Induction, I am working on European Finance at Alltech’s European Headquarters in Ireland. I am working on procurement project, pricing analysis, acquisitions and finance part of Normandy Games. It’s both a challenging and exciting experience. I am given enough scope and freedom to think out of the box.. I respect the Entrepreneurial spirit of Alltech. I will soon move to the UK for my next projects.
Alltech has given me exactly what I was wishing for. Career Development is the best platform for the young graduates to start their bright futures.
After finishing Veterinary School in 2013 I started a PhD in anatomic pathology and cancer, but I had always wanted to join a multi-national, multi-cultural and pioneering company. Alltech Career Development Program was the opportunity to fulfill it. So I didn’t think it twice. I really enjoyed the first two intense but fun weeks of orientation at Alltech headquarters, feeling the Alltech spirit and joining other CDP members for all around the globe.
During my first two months back in Spain I was helping as technical support to our local marketing department. Currently I have a leading role on a worldwide project in the Companion Animal department developing new ideas and products. It is a challenge that I’m ready to take. I’m initially focusing on the US and Spain markets, although I foresee future expansion in more markets.
During these months in the Career Development Program I have gained experience, knowledge and friends. I’m glad I went with my gut, took a risk and joined Alltech.
I completed my BSc in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico - Peru in 2013 with a focus on the private sector. During my studies I completed internships with some companies including Ernst and Young and Risko. Upon earning my degree I studied Corporate Finance at the London School of Economics and it was here I realized I wanted an international career.
I applied for and was accepted into the Alltech Career Development Program not knowing exactly what to expect. After the first two weeks training in Lexington, Kentucky I was amazed of the Alltech culture and values. I could have never imagined the privilege I was going to experience in the year to come and what Alltech was capable to do. Following the induction in Kentucky, I was based in Brazil for five months, in charge of different key finance projects for South America, this allowed me to visit five different countries in that time. From August, I will be based in Ireland to continue with the program and I will be working in other finance projects for the Europe area.
Being part of this program has open my mind remarkably, I have made some incredible friends from all over the world, I have been part in very challenging projects and have work passionately on them. Alltech has tremendous opportunities to offer, it is a dynamic and global company which will keep making a difference in the world.
Before beginning my career in Alltech I undertook a Bachelors degree in Social Science, which allowed me to study in both the University College of Dublin and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. On completion of my undergraduate degree I undertook a Masters in Marketing Practice at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. During my Masters I came into contact with Alltech, and experienced firsthand the core pillars upon which the company is built. This was especially true in the field of education, as Alltech aided students in developing their knowledge of the agricultural industry, whilst also preparing them for the challenges that lay ahead when moving from education to industry.
After experiencing the Alltechian attitude and approach I was sure that this was a company I wanted to be part of. I began by working as a brand ambassador for Alltech’s beverage range. Then after completing various interviews I was accepted onto the Career Development Program, and excitedly began my career in Kentucky, undergoing intensive training for two weeks with my 14 peers. This not only provided the opportunity to learn from top class lecturers and well experienced members of the company, it also allowed for strong working relationships to be built within the program.
Upon completion of training we were placed in various offices globally. Currently I am based in the Marketing Department in the European Headquarters in Dunboyne, Ireland. Here my role encompasses various areas such as social media, public relations, event management and strategic marketing campaigns. On a daily basis I work with various people located across the globe.
Alltech is a very exciting company to work for, it moves at a fast past, constantly changing and growing. The company defines innovation in its category and provides an educational experience to all employees. This combined with the strong company culture creates an environment in which a graduate can develop and flourish.
I was looking for a special career for myself full of creativity, amazing people and motivation to achieve everyday goals. Alltech has proved to be extremely ambitious company where one can build a strong career. Alltech cares for animal health and performance, develops science, engineering and agriculture and makes the world a better place.
I completed my BSc in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, Indiana in 2012. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Management, Organization and Business Economics at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain in 2013. Then returned back to my home country Kazakhstan where I was selected into top 15 out of 1500+ applicants all around the world to start building my career at Alltech family. After intensive two weeks orientation program in Kentucky I was assigned to Alltech Turkey office in Izmir. At the moment I am working on the Alltech Turkey facilities expansion project where we plan to build a completely new Alltech production facility with new machinery etc. Alltech Turkey is one of the most successful European offices and therefore we also work on a few acquisition projects here. Aside from the projects I also learn the operations process at the production plant.
There are endless opportunities for everyone here in Alltech Career Development Program. It is not only international company full of outstanding and warm people but the perfect platform to learn, to do and to achieve the best for Alltech and yourself.
After completing my degree in Healthcare Administration from Western Kentucky University, I craved an opportunity to learn by doing and to jump into a meaningful role that would allow me to earn valuable experience at the onset of my career. I was drawn to Alltech because it is a company that thrives on doing things differently, backed with a primacy in science and innovative ideas to solve problems. When I discovered the Career Development Program, I knew this was an opportunity I could not pass up.
After orientation, I was given the task of coordinating Alltech’s efforts in revitalizing the economy in rural Eastern Kentucky. My project involves many different segments of Alltech’s core business, ranging from Crop Science and Animal Nutrition to the Beverage Division and has allowed me to work directly with many unbelievable leaders within the company, including Dr. Lyons himself. The opportunity to work with and learn from so many world-class thinkers and innovators is the basis for the Career Development Program, and the incredible experience I am gaining within this company is establishing a firm foundation from which I will build my career into the future.
This is not a standard internship, the expectations are high but the experience is extraordinary.
After completing my research masters in animal science at University College Dublin I chose to join Alltech because of their enthusiasm and passion for science which you see in all of its employees.
My Alltech experience has been incredible; no two days have been the same and I’ve been given many great opportunities in a short space of time.
After the CDP induction, I joined the Crop Science division and spent 3 months in the US working with the salespeople in the Midwest to support their efforts and to learn about the sales network and business strategy. I learned a huge amount and now I’m in Portugal and applying what I learned to the European market.
Alltech encourages its employees to be curious and to continue to learn and you can see these virtues in the people you meet and work with here. It is this culture that sets it apart from other companies and makes working with Alltech so exciting and enjoyable.
For me, a Bachelor’s in International Relations, Alltech Career Development Program was a unique opportunity to work and actually live and meet people and markets from different parts of the world. Besides that, working in an innovative and creative company as Alltech has been always my dream.
This Career Development Program year is very special and important because it allows me to actually work in different areas with amazing and brilliant people. I like to work with different areas of knowledge, discover new markets and deal with people with different cultures. I also have a passion for Innovation and Business Development, and Alltech is full of opportunities and projects for people that dream and want to make a difference.
I had an amazing experience working with Operations in Brazil, and then I started working with Marketing Metrics in United States, where I am working since May 2014.
In addition, I am having an opportunity to develop an Innovation Fund Project with the Global Marketing VP. These are all great learning opportunities that allow me to have an overall view of the Company, as I plan to specialize and work in Business Development. If you want an opportunity, if you want to develop a great work, Alltech offers all the structure and work you need.
One of the challenges that new graduates face when starting their careers is the question on whether the current educational system is producing work ready workers. This concern is even more pronounced when the industry is claiming that there is a huge skill gap. Alltech has taken the initiative of addressing this problem by launching the Alltech Career Development Program.
As a graduate of MSc in Integrative Biology from the University of Guelph with an interest in scientific education and public outreach, I was looking for a company that will allow me to develop my skills and take my interests into account to pursue a rewarding career. I am fortunate to be selected to be a part of the Alltech Career Development Program as the company focuses on individualized growth and development for the mutual benefit of the organization and the individual.
I am now working on the educational initiatives of Alltech and was given the tasks of working on managing the Career Development Program and the newly launched Dairy Career Development Program. As I believe that the workplaces are also producers of knowledge, I find it a rewarding career to help address the skill gap by managing initiatives that provides relevant occupational skills, as well as necessary soft skills. I am looking forward to my future and growth in Alltech, and to help foster and build a mutual understanding between the industry and the community.
As is said a goal without a plan is just a wish; joining Alltech Career Development Program after completion of my Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, has been a catalyst in exposing me to diverse experiences as well as understanding.
After my training in Kentucky, I have started working with the Algae team, which unites my interest as well as educational background. With the flexibility provided to decide on one’s interest areas, I have initially worked on projects related to product regulation & market research in Asia Pacific region as well as nutritional effects of algal DHA on human health with focus on ADHD.
I will be working with my team by supporting sales, identifying new opportunities in South Asia region and interacting with the customers. I cherish this opportunity to be a part of global culture and to work towards a goal with Alltech, providing wellness - naturally!
Originally from South-Eastern Australia I have a beef cattle and grains background. I applied for the Career Development Program after completing a Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Agriculture) at The University of Sydney. Even though I researched Alltech and saw the diverse range of roles and career paths available to people within the organization, I had no real idea of what to expect! When I landed in Kentucky and met with the rest of the CDP group I realized how fortunate I had been to be accepted to the CDP. The other graduates were an extremely talented group of individuals from a wide variety of cultures and life experiences.
Together we were given a fantastic introduction to Alltech as a business, the markets that Alltech operates in and the skills which are necessary to succeed in these areas. After being placed in Alltech Crop Science, myself and another graduate from Ireland moved to Iowa for a 2 ½ month placement working in Sales and Business Development. Post Iowa I attended the Alltech Symposium in Kentucky and then had a 6 week period looking at the opportunities for ACS in Australia. My plans for the next 3 months revolve around a 3 month stint in Italy for Crop Science in the EU. For young people interested in international experience and working for an organization which is a world leader in biotechnology I cannot recommend the Career Development Program highly enough. Apply and get involved!
I was born in China and went to study at the University of Toronto. There, I have completed my Honors BSc in life science and MSc in biochemistry researching on the vaccine developments for AIDS/HIV and ALS. Followed a rigorous selection process, I was accepted into the Alltech Career Development Program. This is a very precious platform for me as an individual who is passionate about science and has an interest in business as well. I received outstanding training and mentorship on both business cases and industrial scientific research. My projects involve strategic planning and communication of the Alltech Young Scientist program, and science communication of research projects. I am able to show my strength and passion through these projects, and at the same time take advantage of all the ongoing learning opportunities to build my professional career at Alltech.
I also enjoy the vibrant working environment Alltech provides, and interacting with people from different countries and culture backgrounds. This is truly a dream job for any graduate!
The passion, challenge and international mindset are the most exciting cultures I find in Alltech. I joined the Alltech through Career Development Program at the beginning of February, 2014 and I went to the headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky for training. That was a very productive and interesting time. I learned the company culture and the function of different departments, but most importantly, I met with other 14 talented and friendly CDP members. We became very close friends immediately and I found how amazing to open my mind through discussing and learning with people with different knowledge and cultures.
I am now working in the Accounting Department in the Headquarter. With my backgrounds of biochemistry and finance, my manager assigned me excellent projects related to Research and Development Department, including budgets and actual expense analysis, analytical lab sales analysis and product sample sales analysis. These are very interesting and challenging projects and it provided me the precious opportunities to learn practical accounting skills and establish the understanding of research through financial analysis.
I feel lucky to get to start my career through Career Development Program of Alltech. There are full of opportunities here. Alltech is a great platform for everyone to learn new knowledge, develop professional skills and chase the dream through team working.
Who can apply for the Alltech Career Development Program?
Applicants who have graduated or are expected to graduate with a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
How do I apply?
Please visit the Apply tab for more information.
Can I submit my application in my native language?
All applications must be submitted in English. English is our primary business language here at Alltech and you will need to be able to communicate with us in English, both written and spoken.
What’s unique about the Alltech Career Development Program?
This program offers eligible candidates valuable involvement in challenging real business scenarios and responsibility for key projects in the dynamic and fast moving world of animal nutrition and agronomy.
You will be mentored by the best that the industry has to offer and have access to Alltech’s president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, a world renowned entrepreneur and scientist, who has a personal interest and commitment to this program.
My undergraduate degree is not closely related, am I eligible to apply?
Yes. We are looking for candidates with a high level of engagement, passion and creative thinking irrespective of their initial field of study. We would like you to bring to Alltech the values and the richness of experience that comes from a broad-based education.
Do you accept candidates who have recently graduated but also have significant industry experience?
Due to the nature of the Alltech Career Development Program it would not be appropriate to have participants with long-term industry experience. However you are welcome to apply for other opportunities at www.alltech.com/careers.
Can I apply for deferred entry?
No, due to the nature of the program we cannot accept deferred entrants.
How will I know if my application has been successful?
All communication regarding the outcome of your application will be via e-mail from the Alltech Career Development Program Team. Please save our address GraduateCareers@alltech.com in your address book to ensure you receive our emails.
What is the starting salary?
We will offer participants of the program a competitive salary.
Does the company provide sponsorship for professional qualifications?
During the 12-month period, participants will receive role-specific training to ensure full preparation for the responsibilities and goals set out for them.
What happens after the Alltech Career Development Program?
It is our intention that participants will contribute strongly to Alltech and proceed to enjoy a rewarding and challenging career within one of Alltech’s divisions in a relevant country.
Where can I get answers to additional questions?
Send an e-mail to: GraduateCareers@alltech.com where our Alltech Career Development Program Team will be happy to help!
How will applicants be selected?
Candidates will be proposed by appointed managers and licensed assessors to the Alltech Selection Board, for this program, upon which a decision will be made.
Thank you for your interest in the Alltech Career Development Program. Applications for our February, 2015 program are now closed.