School: Waikato Diocesan Girls' School
University: Massey 2015-2017
Current employment: Graduate Mobile Rural Consultant for FMG, Tauranga
Job description: This is a client facing role, where I travel in my region to help grow strong and prosperous rural communities. The main focus of the role is on acquisition and building a strong personal brand in the area. The graduate programme provides a really strong overview of how FMG works by spending a few months rotating around the different business units before being placed in a region. FMG is a great place to work with a really strong focus on their people, both clients and employees.
Comments on the scholarship: The DairyNZ scholarship was a fantastic experience and provided incredible support and mentoring. The value was far greater than having my fees paid - it was really in the networking opportunities provided. These networking opportunities have set me up in great stead for the beginning of my career and I’m sure will serve me well into the future.
Future plans: I plan to spend a few years with FMG, giving back to my local community. Long term, I would like to get involved in the people and wellbeing space as well as potentially ending up back on farm.
Scholarship recipient: 2 years