NFU open day for job seekers in agriculture

The NFU is offering young job seekers help in gaining the skills and knowledge to find careers in the agricultural sector.

The organisation will host an open day for local young people giving them the chance to find out about career opportunities.

Participants will be able to discuss career opportunities with NFU staff and take part in a CV workshop to improve their employment skills.

The open day is part of the Feeding Britain’s Future – Skills for Work campaign organised by the food and grocery charity IGD.

This week, food and grocery businesses taking part in the campaign will give unemployed young people access to farms, factories and stores to help them learn about careers in these industries.

The NFU is one of 700 businesses giving free skills training and advice to 10,000 young people across Britain.

NFU vice president Adam Quinney said the initiative would help make young people aware that agriculture is a dynamic and vibrant industry with growing opportunities.

He said: “Farming is a great career choice, offering a huge variety of opportunities in providing the building blocks to the UK’s food and drink industry.”

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For more on this topic

Find out more about the IGD Feeding Britain’s Future campaign

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