Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

New Zealand’s Red Meat Processing And Exporting Sector Announces New Scholars For 2022

The Meat Industry Association (MIA) has awarded new scholarships to seven young New Zealanders considering careers in the red meat processing and exporting sector.

Every year, the Meat Industry Association awards a number of undergraduate ($5,000 per year) and post-graduate ($10,000 per year) scholarships. The organisation currently has a total of 21 scholars, with 14 existing scholars also continuing to receive support under the scheme.

This year’s new scholars are studying subjects ranging from food science to agribusiness, food marketing and supply chain management.

The returning scholars include both undergraduate and post graduate students, studying at a range of universities across New Zealand and internationally.

Sirma Karapeeva, chief executive of MIA, said the range of subjects being studied by the new and returning scholars reflects the many different career opportunities across the red meat processing and export sector.

“As New Zealand’s largest manufacturing industry, there is a vast range of different roles and strong pathways for career progression available.

“The industry has a strong focus on attracting skilled people and supporting the development of those who can make a significant contribution to the sector in the future.

“A number of our scholars are already contributing through their research. For instance, one of our returning scholars, Hennie Pienaar from Invercargill, is researching musculo skeletal injuries in red meat processing for his PhD, with the aim of making his thesis a manual for best practice in the industry.

“Another, Grace Macdonald from Taranaki, is currently undertaking post-graduate studies in sustainable business strategy at Harvard Business School while employed at one of our largest companies.”

Scholars also have the opportunity of part-time or vacation work in the meat industry and several are already working in the sector.

“A number of our previous scholars have told us how their MIA scholarships have helped them to secure part-time work and internships and then full-time career positions in the sector.

“There were more than 40 applicants for the 2022 scholarship programme. We are very pleased with the high calibre of applicants and the knowledge and interest they have about the red meat sector.

“The global pandemic does seem to have raised public awareness of the industry’s very significant contribution to the New Zealand economy and its continued high export revenue performance in the face of ongoing challenges.”

The MIA runs a mentoring programme for its scholars, including a networking and educational event during the year, with presentations from key figures from across the industry.

The meat processing sector directly employs some 25,000 people, mainly in regional New Zealand. It is also one of the biggest trainers of New Zealand workers, with approximately 4,500 people undergoing NZQA accredited courses annually.

The new Meat Industry Association scholars for 2022 are:

  • Chloe Lennox from Waverley, third year B.AgriBusiness and Food Marketing double major in Supply Chain Management at Lincoln University
  • Emma Yorke from Whangarei, first year B.Agricultural Science at Massey University
  • Josh Tatham from Masterton, first year B.Marketing major, Agricultural Innovation minor at Otago University
  • Lily Brankin from Otautau, second year B.Commerce (Agriculture) at Lincoln University
  • Molly Goodisson from Havelock North, fourth year BSc(Hons) majoring in Food Science, minor in Marketing at Otago University
  • Nicola Schroeder from National Park, first year B.Agribusiness and Food Marketing majoring in Supply Chain Management at Lincoln University
  • Angus Grant from Christchurch, second year B.Commerce (Agriculture and Professional Accounting) at Lincoln University.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 




Barfoot & Thompson: Auckland Rental Prices Inch Up Again, But Upward Trend Could Ease In Coming Months

Data from nearly 16,000 rental properties managed by real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson shows Auckland’s average weekly rent rose by $6.12 (or 1 percent) during the second quarter... More>>

ComCom: Draft Report Says Regulatory System Favours Established Building Products
The Commerce Commission’s draft report into competition in the residential building supplies industry has identified two main factors negatively impacting competition... More>>

Statistics: Annual Wage Inflation Rises To 3.4 Percent
Wage inflation, measured by the labour cost index (LCI), was 3.4 percent in the year ended June 2022, while average ordinary time hourly earnings rose 6.4 percent, Stats NZ said today... More>>

ALSO:

APEC: Region’s Growth To Slow Amid Uncertainties And Crises
Economic growth in the APEC region is expected to slow this year amid soaring inflation, a protracted war in Ukraine and heightened uncertainties, on top of the continuing impact of the pandemic and virus mutations that are draining resources, according to a new report by the APEC Policy Support Unit... More>>


Financial Markets Authority: Survey Sheds Light On New Zealanders’ Experiences With Financial Sector
Most New Zealanders are confident in their ability to make financial decisions, but only one-fifth say they are in a secure financial position... More>>


ASB: Latest Trade Disruption Report: Low Export Demand And High Import Prices Look Set To Continue

After a strong initial recovery from the effects of COVID-19 in 2021, New Zealand is likely to feel the impact of slowing global trade well into 2023, according to ASB’s latest Trade Disruption economic report... More>>