All sponsors have come together to help showcase the exciting opportunities that exist in the agricultural industry.

For every farmer there are a multitude of ancillary industries that support them across a vast range of disciplines; from research and field trials to new technology and engineering as well as food processing and manufacturing.

Farmers Apprentice has worked with some of UK agriculture’s most innovative and progressive organisations to help design and deliver a unique and realistic bootcamp.

Headline Sponsors


We’re one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of members. We’re the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer with more than 2,500 local, convenience and medium sized stores. We were founded on a set of values and principles describing a different, fairer and better way of doing business. We try to demonstrate our commitment to these values and principles in everything we do.

Harper Adams University

As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. Managing our natural resources has never been so important. Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been meeting this challenge. Set on a 635 hectare farm, Harper Adams is the UK’s leading specialist university tackling the future development of the world’s food production, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. Programmes fall into 11 broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange.

Associate Sponsors


Isuzu are proud to sponsor the next generation of farmers at the 2018 Farmers Apprentice Bootcamp. We are looking forward to seeing the hard working individuals excel and learn from this incredible opportunity, proven to help boost their future in the agricultural industry.

At Isuzu, we focus on proper pick-ups meaning we’re much better at meeting customers specific pick-up needs. Designed to be up for the challenge, the turbo diesel engine produces 164PS and 360Nm of torque whilst meeting Euro 6 emission standards without the need for AdBlue, plus delivering over 40MPG combined (all manual models). Coupled with the superior capacity to tow 3.5 tonnes and 1.1 tonne payload on all Double Cabs, the award winning Isuzu D-Max is truly made to work.

The Isuzu D-Max range features a variety of trim levels, each carefully crafted to offer you incredible pick-up capability and choice. A collection of no-compromise vehicles built for life on the farm.


Kubota is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tractors and agricultural equipment and is celebrated the world over for its product quality, reliability, robustness and excellent after sales service. Kubota’s diesel engines are at the heart of its complete agricultural tractor range and are widely regarded as being the best on the market. Kubota has significantly invested in growing its agricultural product range, most recently with the launch of its innovative M7002 Series tractors.

Woodland Trust

A healthy, natural environment is essential for productive, sustainable farming. Changes in climate, along with pests and diseases, mean that maintaining a strong and resilient agricultural landscape is more important than ever before.

That’s why we have teamed up with Farmers Weekly and their apprentices. We are thrilled to be working with the apprentices who are championing new, exciting ways to farm, harnessing natural solutions such as agroforestry with modern technology.

At the Woodland Trust, we support farmers to develop agricultural systems that are cost-effective whilst supporting the surrounding natural environment. Our outreach advisors have years of experience helping farmers to make the most out of planting trees.

From managing soil erosion and sheltering livestock, to providing an extra crop of fruit, nuts or timber – planting trees on your land can make a difference.

Boot sponsor


We, at Skellerup, are extremely proud to be sponsoring this years Farmers Apprentice. Not only will all the participants surely go on to have long careers in agriculture their adventure will inspire the next generation to consider agricultural careers bringing further innovation and change into the industry. We can’t wait to see where the winners get to over the next few years. We wish the best of luck to all the participants.

Skellerup have been making agricultural wellies for the New Zealand market for over 60 years and have built an excellent reputation for being the most reliable and hard wearing wellies around. Our Quatro range of boots are specially designed for wearing on the farm, from mud releasing, anti-slip soles and tough tear resistant rubber uppers keeping you safe to 4mm neoprene lining and cushioned technical insoles to keep you comfy, once you try a pair of Quatro’s on the there’s no going back. All the Farmers Apprentice participants are wearing our Quatro Safety Insulated boot to keep them protected around the farm.

If you are interested in sponsoring Farmers Apprentice, get in touch today and see what opportunities we can offer.

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