Alltech Opportunities Available

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Alltech is reaching out to EKU in hopes that students will explore possibilities with their company through the Alltech Young Scientist Competition as well as the Alltech Career Development Program (information on both below). The Department of Chemistry will have an Alltech representative give a presentation to the students about Alltech’s goals and how they can help students reach their full potential (set for Oct. 24th - 3 pm in NSB 5101).

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Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3,000 employees and a presence in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit 

       The Alltech Young Scientist Competition draws the brightest scientific thinkers from college and universities across the globe with the opportunity to compete at the highest level and be rewarded for their scientific discoveries for up to $12,000 USD, an IPad and an expense-paid trip to attend Alltech’s Annual Symposium in USA. Undergraduates and graduate level students are eligible to apply. This year, more than 8,000 students registered around the globe. Students are encouraged to join the company in pursuit of natural solutions in animal health, plant technology, environmental sciences and other biotechnology-related sectors, while also gaining valuable experience with Alltech. To participate, students can either participate in one of our local affiliate competitions or register and submit a scientific paper or a course work, based on research in the area of animal health, plant technology, environmental sciences and other biotechnology-related topics. The contest includes 3 phases with the top regional winners of the first phase moving on to compete for a position in the global competition. Regional winners fly to Lexington, KY, each May for the final round of competition. Winners are announced at Alltech’s Annual International Symposium, which draws more than 3,000 delegates.

The Alltech Career Development Program is a 12-month, salaried program designed to allow fresh graduates 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, life 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 own 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.

Published on September 12, 2014