Alltech European Ruminant Career Development Program


The Alltech European Ruminant Career Development Program will equip participants with the skills necessary to contribute to Alltech’s international business. This well-rounded training program offers exciting opportunities for six recent, high-calibre university graduates from Europe. This group will take on significant responsibilities early on, while pursuing technical sales careers in Europe and in the field of ruminant health and nutrition.

Who are we looking for? Candidates who:

  • Have a strong knowledge of the ruminant market in either Spain, Greece, Germany, The Netherlands, France or Italy
  • Recently graduated with a Bachelor's or Master's degree
  • Have limited industry and work experience (no more than 1 to 2 years of experience)
  • Are fluent in English and other European languages
  • Are bright, quick learners and creative thinkers
  • Are able to thrive in an international environment
  • Possess strong time-management skills and are capable of working well under pressure
  • Are flexible and open to a variety of projects
  • Take great pride in their quality of work
  • Show excellent communication skills
  • Are strong team players
  • Are eligible to work in Europe
  • Are able to commence work by September 2017


Program Structure

The 12-months, full-time, salaried position for entry-level professionals begins with an induction at Alltech’s European Headquarters in Dunboyne, Ireland. After this, trainees will be placed in technical sales roles within their home markets.

The induction will provide an overview of the company and include training in the areas of team building, leadership, presentation skills, cross-cultural communication and ruminant nutrition. Trainees will be exposed to senior leadership and an array of company resources.

After the induction, trainees will fulfil established roles under the supervision of a line manager. These managers will provide regular advice and feedback on progress and conduct periodic reviews.

In addition to great hands-on experience and practical knowledge, trainees will become a vital part of a close-knit, cross-functional team of peers to whom you can turn throughout the program and your career.

Our goal is to retain the talent nurtured throughout the year. Upon successful completion of the program, trainees will be ready to expand contributions to the company’s overall global sales!

Q & A

Applicants who have recently graduated or are expected to graduate with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Animal Nutrition, Dairy Science and other closely related fields.

Applications must be submitted through this website by clicking the Apply button.

All applications must be submitted in English, the primary business language at Alltech. You will need to be able to communicate with us in English, in both written and spoken forms.
Successful candidates will have hands-on opportunities to gain valuable business skills and take ownership of developing solutions for emerging industry issues. They will be mentored by the best in the industry and have access to Alltech’s president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, a world-renowned entrepreneur and scientist, who has a personal interest and commitment to this program.

Only applicants with strong knowledge in ruminant health and nutrition are eligible to apply. 

Due to the nature of this program, we seek candidates with minimal experience. Experienced candidates may apply for other opportunities at

Due to the nature of the program we cannot accept deferred entrants.

All communication regarding the outcome of your application will be via e-mail from the Alltech Corporate Career Development Program team. Please save our address in your address book to ensure you receive our emails.

Applicants who complete the Alltech European Ruminant Career Development Program will be offered a competitive salary.

It is our intention that participants will proceed to enjoy a rewarding and challenging career at Alltech.

Send an e-mail to: where our Alltech Career Development Program Team will be happy to help!

Candidates will be proposed by appointed managers and licensed assessors to the Alltech Selection Board for this program, who will make decisions.


Applications are closed.

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Alltech Career Development Program Team