It aims to reward and encourage young people who are excelling in their chosen career. Applicants must be under 30 years who have a love for the nursery and garden industry and have an excellent knowledge of the products they deal with plus can demonstrate managerial ability.
The Young Achiever competition will push entrants to learn valuable new skills, give them exceptional networking opportunities with industry leaders and boost their careers.
Applicants are assessed by a panel of industry professionals, and three finalists selected. The finalists are accommodated to attend the NZPPI Conference on 27-28 June in Rotorua, where they participate in a series of activities to test their skills whilst being scored and assessed by the judges. The winner is announced at the Gala Dinner.
The winner of Young Achiever will go on to represent the nursery industry at the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition where they will compete for their share of $40,000 worth of prizes.
The entry form will be available shortly.
For more information and to check out past winners, visit the NZPPI website.