Pig industry scholarship remains popular

Eight firms are taking part in the pig industry scholarship scheme, run by AHDB Pork and Harper Adams.

The next step in the process is for the companies taking part to attend the scholarship fair taking place in October. Here they will find the students they need.

This year we have four new companies that have agreed to take part, said skills and training co-ordinator Sam Bowsher.

Overall that is slightly fewer than last year, but that is good for the industry as there is a constant flow of new firms which are providing opportunities for students. Existing companies are encouraged to dip in and out, according to the needs of the business.

The training scheme is now in its third year. The students who are taken onto the scholarship programme will take part in a year-long placement. The sponsoring firm may be able to offer a post for the student once they qualify from the programme.

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