What is Farmers Apprentice?

Farming is a career young people from all walks of life should have the opportunity to get into and consider a positive opportunity.

Farmers Apprentice is Farmers Weekly’s response to the challenge of recruiting bright young business minds into agriculture, by providing a platform from which people from all walks of life can get a foot on the farming ladder.

After scouring the country for bright young people at the start of 2014, 10 finalists who have big career ambitions in agriculture were selected to take part in the competition.

We put them through an intensive week long bootcamp in the summer, but only one will emerge from it as the winner.

As in the 2012 bootcamp, the trials and tribulations of the 10 finalists will be showcased in a six-part documentary online beginning on 21 October 2014. You’ll discover at the end of the series who walks away with the £10,000 prize.

Watch the Farmers Apprentice promotional videos to give you a taster of the fun to come.

About bootcamp

The Farmers Apprentice bootcamp is a week-long crash course in what it takes to run a modern farming operation.

It involves early morning’s, late nights and a series of challenges that tests the participants’ farming talent right to the core.

Definitely not for the light hearted but an incredible chance to make a mark in British agriculture.

The 2014 bootcamp took place at Easton & Otley College in Norfolk in July.

Easton College Campus