WAMMCO International, one of Katanning’s largest employers, is looking at introducing a management cadet scheme to attract young people into the meat industry.
The scheme is the brainchild of chief executive Coll MacRury, who took over from Des Griffiths on April 14. It would involve cadets learning about each department within processing. Mr MacRury, who was previously in charge of major lamb and beef processors and exporters in New Zealand, believes there is a lack of young people working up through management chains in Australia and New Zealand.
“We have to start working out how to take people through. I was fortunate enough to work in a big company and have a path to management,” Mr MacRury said.
“Obviously, we need some good calibre people and a good training program for young people who want to make a living in agricultural towns,” he said. “The sorts of people we need to tap into are those who want to make a career in the meat industry.”
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