Last year Emma McCrae and Tom Roughead from Longerenong College were awarded the 2016/2017 Fox & Lillie Rural scholarship, designed to provide opportunities for young students at a grass roots level in the industry, looking to fulfil a career in agriculture, and in particular wool.
We are pleased to support and encourage students wishing to enter into the wool industry.
As part of the scholarship, Fox & Lillie provides students with the opportunity to undertake industry placement in their second year at both the export division, Fox & Lillie and at Fox & Lillie Rural, the direct buying and wool brokerage arm of the company.
Longerenong College head of campus John Goldsmith said he was thrilled for the students.
“To have the Fox & Lillie organisation support young future agricultural leaders with not only financial support through their generous scholarships but also the opportunity given to the recipients to work closely with the different aspects within the agricultural industry,” Mr Goldsmith said.
“Fox & Lillie has for many years offered grass roots wool traineeships within the organisation as part of its ongoing commitment to the industry.”
Fox & Lillie managing director Jonathan Lillie said the company was not only committed to providing financial support to these students for their studies, but also the chance for them to better understand the wool pipeline from the farm gate to the end user.
Fox & Lillie has continued its support of Longerenong College again this year, with the 2017/2018 Fox & Lillie Rural scholarship open to the college’s students, who are undertaking a vocational education and training course in Agriculture.
Applications for this scholarship closed in March, with this year’s selection now underway.
Fox & Lillie Rural brokerage manager Eamon Timms said Longerenong College had built up an enviable reputation for training and education in the rural sector.
“We are pleased to support and encourage students wishing to enter into the wool industry.” Mr Timms said.