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    Breeders’ Academy

Our career opportunities for plant breeders. A job with promise.

You have a clear goal: Become a plant breeder! The Breeders’ Academy offers you the best way to start your career. Our experience shows: University courses alone cannot adequately prepare you for the role of plant breeder. To bridge this gap, the Breeders’ Academy offers a unique combination of on-the-job training and academic education.

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What we offer you

  • Immediate responsibility for your own small breeding programme
  • Support from two cultures in two countries
  • Creation of an individual development programme that allows you to grow into the position of plant breeder
  • Appropriate remuneration

Your perspectives

  • Broadening and deepening your knowledge in the plant breeding area
  • Learning all modern breeding methods
  • First practical work experience with one of the largest plant breeders in the world
  • Best reference for a long-term career as a plant breeder.

What you bring to the table

  • Degree in plant breeding, plant sciences or plant production, with a focus on plant breeding
  • Passion for improving agricultural crops
  • Interest in applied genetics
  • Optional: Experience in a theoretical aspect of plant breeding

Theory is important, but practice is more important to me. The Breeders’ Academy was the right mix to get the most out of my dream job.
Hugo Gonzales Dupuy, Former participant in the KWS Breeders’ Academy, now potato breeder at KWS

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