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RVN’s to benefit from newly developed university qualifications

RVN’s to benefit from newly developed university qualifications

Two new university level qualifications for RVN’s can now be studied at Solihull College, who have an impressive and vast animal care and land-based facility at their Blossomfield Campus. Both the Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Advanced Veterinary Nursing Studies and BSc (Hons) in Advanced Veterinary Nursing Studies (top-up year) have been developed alongside Abingdon and […]

Young Irishman wins coveted engineering scholarship

Young Irishman wins coveted engineering scholarship

David, 20, from Maganey, County Kildare, Ireland is currently in the second year of an honours degree in agricultural engineering. As this year’s winner of the coveted CLAAS Scholarship, David, who grew up on the family farm, will have his fees for the second and fourth years of his studies covered, and in year three […]

We must inspire more young people to choose engineering as a career

A recent report by Engineering UK has highlighted a decline of 12.2% of young people under 19 taking engineering related Advanced Level Apprenticeships – a downward trend which will damage the UK’s current and future capacity for growth if left unaddressed. “I believe Engineering Institutions need to work together rather than having their own initiatives, […]

Welder training helped by Weldability-SIF Foundation Charity

Welder training helped by Weldability-SIF Foundation Charity

UK based one stop welding products supplier, Weldability-Sif has just announced the official opening of a Foundation level welder training facility at Goole College as part of the ongoing strategy from the Weldability-Sif Foundation Charity to pro-actively encourage the development of new welder training facilities across the UK. The dedicated welding training suite with fully […]

Fresh Produce Managers graduate at Harper Adams

Fresh Produce Managers graduate at Harper Adams

The 16 graduates have spent the last two years completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Food and Fresh Produce Management delivered by MDS (Management Development Services) and accredited by Harper Adams. Graduates from groups 28 and 29 were invited to the university’s Regional Food Academy on Friday to receive their certificates and to celebrate their successes […]

University of Hertfordshire responds to demand for trained Agricultural Scientists

University of Hertfordshire responds to demand for trained Agricultural Scientists

The delivery of food security requires capacity building in the area of sustainable agriculture – as highlighted by Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs during a recent speech at Rothamsted Research on “making the food and farming industry more competitive while protecting the environment”. The University’s MSc in Environmental Management […]

New talent to secure the future of farming

New talent to secure the future of farming

The Future of Farming Review group, brought together by Farming Minister David Heath in January, has set out what actions they think are needed to attract new talent to careers in agriculture. The group has set out the cultural change needed to enable forward-thinking entrepreneurs to thrive in an industry which is modernising, innovative and […]

Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship awarded to Cranfield student

Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship awarded to Cranfield student

Cranfield University is a core partner in The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship, which challenges postgraduate students and their academic tutors to innovate for a circular economy*. Chidi is originally from Nigeria and will be studying Cranfield’s MSc in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management. He is currently a consultant in the forestry sector in South Africa, […]

CLAAS Apprenticeship success

CLAAS Apprenticeship success

A  record 26 students have joined this year’s CLAAS Agricultural Technician Apprenticeship intake, which is split between Reaseheath in Cheshire and Barony College near Dumfries. Also joining the scheme for the first time are students from both northern and southern Ireland. The success of the CLAAS Agricultural Technician Apprenticeship and the acknowledgement of the high […]

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