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Lead the way - Alltech Launches Career Development Program 2013/14

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] –  Alltech is welcoming the best and brightest graduates from all over the world to apply for the second annual Alltech Career Development Program, launched today October 23. Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of global agribusiness and bioscience company, Alltech, is proud to announce a further ten vacancies for applicants. The deadline for applications is December 2, with training and placements commencing in early February 2014.

(pictured left to right) Graduates of the inaugural Alltech Career Development Program, Rebecca Noble and John Conlon, Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech and programme leader, Dr. Aoife Lyons, with fellow 2013 graduate Holly Geraghty.

The graduates will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top specialists in the fields of science, aquaculture, marketing, veterinary science, I.T., business and biotechnology. The Program is an integral part of the company’s overall growth strategy, fuelling the pipeline of executives who will further the direction of Alltech’s business. The 12-month, salaried, mentorship programme will begin with an intensive training period at Alltech’s Global Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA where graduates will study topics including sustainable energy, communications, marketing and international business. Following this, they will continue training and development, while simultaneously managing key company projects, in one of the company’s 128 offices around the world.

“As an entrepreneur I come up with new ideas for my business daily. As Alltech continues to grow, towards a $4 billion company, I need the right people in my organisation to implement and add value to these ideas,” said Alltech president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons. “I am personally committed to this programme which will help young graduates at a time when economic and employment opportunities are diminished. This Program will give the best, brightest and most driven graduates the chance to learn, lead, innovate and flourish.”

“We believe the graduates recruited today will make the strategic decisions of tomorrow,” said program leader Dr. Aoife Lyons. “Our approach is not just about imparting knowledge, it is about experiential learning. The Alltech Career Development Program provides graduates a hands-on opportunity to gain valuable business skills in an environment where they can take ownership of developing solutions for emerging issues in global agriculture, food and consumer health.”

To learn more about the Alltech Career Development Program visit www.alltech.com/graduate or email graduatecareers@alltech.com for further information.