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Initiative seeks pig corporations to assist develop the following era

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Recruitment is underway for corporations within the pig sector to make use of and mentor the following era as a part of the Pig Trade Scholarship Programme (PISP).

Firms wishing to assist younger individuals get a foothold within the pig sector can now apply, with the deadline set at 2 September.

Thus far, the programme has seen greater than 50 college students spend their placement yr throughout the sector, with many returning to their placement firm after commencement.

PISP was developed by AHDB, the Nationwide Pig Affiliation and Harper Adams College in 2012, with recruitment now commencing once more.

As a part of the programme, sponsoring firms get precedence entry to placement-seeking college students from Harper Adams College.

AHDB stated the initiative was a ‘incredible means’ for a enterprise to point out that it cared about upskilling the following era, in addition to attracting new expertise.

UK meals producer Cranswick, which has taken half in PISP, stated its college students at all times had a constructive perspective.

“[They] have been completely happy to take part in a variety of tasks, finishing all of them to a excessive commonplace, and our present pupil is not any exception – she’s been a terrific addition to the staff,” the agency stated.

“It’s a superb alternative to present college students entry to not solely the pig business however the wider meals business, and present them the breadth of profession alternatives out there.

“The scholars are based mostly inside a staff but in addition get to journey by means of the entire enterprise, which supplies them accountability in addition to publicity to the roles within the wider meals and agriculture industries.’’

Sponsors at the moment are wanted for the 2025–2026 educational yr, with the deadline for expressing an curiosity set at 2 September 2024.


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