NFU launches horticulture recruitment initiative


16 February 1998


NFU launches horticulture recruitment initiative


THE National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a recruitment drive
at
horticulture trade exhibition HortEx, which begins tomorrow in
Harrogate,
Yorkshire.


It will target careers advisers and teachers in a bid to encourage
young
people to consider a career in the £2 billion industry, which the union
says is
suffering a serious skills shortage.

The problem extends from graduate-level recruitment to finding
seasonal workers to harvest crops. The NFU believes horticulture has
an image problem.


  • Financial Times 16/02/98 page 8

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