By Andy Young

The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has launched a wine cadetship for, to give aspiring journalists the opportunity to specialise in the wine sector.

The cadetship, which is being sponsored by the South Australian Government, will offer a 10-week program involving participation in a range of practical experiences including media development workshops, media placements and mentorship.

Wine Communicators Australia Chairman Angus Barnes said: “The cadetship presents a chance to develop journalism and sensory evaluation skills under the guidance of industry mentors and gain a greater understanding of the structure and role of key Australian wine bodies.   

“We look forward to equipping the next generation of wine industry leaders with practical training experience and leadership skills that will benefit both the cadet and associated wine and media industries.”

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell added: “I’m delighted the State Government is supporting the Wine Communicators of Australia Wine Media Cadetship, which will provide an opportunity for one aspiring individual to work in the wine media and be mentored by those working in the sector.

“This supports the activities already underway to increase awareness of Adelaide / South Australia’s reputation for outstanding food and wine.  

“South Australia is undeniably the wine capital of Australia – our food and wine sector employs one in five working South Australians and in 2015-16, the wine sector generated a massive $2.11 billion in revenue for the state.”

Applications are open to SA Wine Communicators Australia members aged between 18-35 years of age. Registrations are now open and will close Friday 30 June 2017, with the program taking place between July and October 2017.

Anyone interested in registering should head to the Wine Communicators website.

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