Worth more than £4bn, the potato industry is an important player in the UK farming sector and the wider economy, but in recent years employee recruitment has been challenging. In 2013 a new scheme to muster up new entrants was kick-started on the back of a Potato Council survey that found 60% of farms and over 75% of supply-chain businesses were struggling to hire high-quality people. How to apply The application process for the 2016-17 Next Generation Programme has just been launched. […]