Most people would agree that farming is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. But how can you get involved if you have no experience?
National Apprenticeship Week provides a timely opportunity to think about the skills that the UK food and farming industry will need to rely on to ensure that businesses can stay resilient and productive through Brexit and beyond.
The NFU has teamed up with the National Land Based College (NLBC) to provide farmers with the chance to shape degree and higher apprenticeship programmes so that people gain the right skills required for farming businesses in future.
NFU President Minette Batters said: “Agriculture is a vital sector for the UK economy. With the opportunity now to build a new agriculture policy for the UK, to be able to increase productivity and become more globally competitive, industry skills have never been more important. The NLBC provides that opportunity for us to really look at what skills we will need for the future.”