Pioneering management training scheme launched for dairy industry

Kite consulting and Marden Management have today (30 January) announced the launch of its innovative new Dairy Manager Scheme (DMS), providing young people with a structured path in to the British dairy industry.

The scheme, which is now open to applicants, provides young people in the dairy industry with a unique two-year management training programme and is designed to produce well-trained and experienced herd managers capable of managing 500+ cow herds within five years. Practical hand-on experience through four six-month on-farm secondments is combined with training both on and off farm.

Commenting on the launch, John Allen of Kite consulting said:

“There is a shortage of skilled dairy managers in the industry and this exciting new scheme offers a unique approach that we hope will provide the diary sector with high-calibre and professional individuals.”

Sir Don Curry has also added his endorsement to the scheme commenting: ” The Dairy Manager Scheme is a great example of the dairy industry taking a proactive and collaborative approach to securing a long-term supply of highly-skilled and qualified managers. Through this scheme the industry can demonstrate to young people that dairying is an attractive career option.”

DMS works on behalf of its member businesses to recruit high calibre individuals developing them in to talented and well trained managers for the large dairy herds of the future.

Candidate interviews will be taking place in April 2009, with the first cohort of trainees commencing the programme in July 2009.

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