The LSA CT Fellowship are seeking new entrants for developing manager within horticulture to apply for the Fellowship Scheme.
John Cappalonga of Gee Vee Enterprise said: “The LSA Trust has set up a Fellowship scheme to develop six promising individuals per year that prepares students for Horticultural leadership in a wide variety of settings within the industry. This comes at a very crucial and exciting time for Horticulture as we seek to improve and modernise in tune with 21st Century techniques of growing and preparations for Brexit.”
Within the Fellowship the individual will have the opportunity to attend: ‘Technical Meetings’ covering topics such as crop protection, resources, and productivity, a Study Tour, Technical/strategic committees of the participating trade bodies and attend a series of the visits where Fellows host the members of their cohort at their place of employment
The Fellowship launched in January 2019 and the first 6 Fellows have been immersed in the scheme for 7 months attending a plethora of industry events and meetings.
“Being part of the LSA fellowship scheme has been a real privilege. I have attended multiple events that have been both interesting, thought-provoking and useful in terms of taking ideas back to my place of work. Many of the events I would not have normally got the opportunity to attend and have benefited me hugely in terms of career development. I also feel the whole process has given me a much better understanding of the horticultural industry. All the Fellows are extremely knowledgeable and having the chance to discuss the similarities and differences between how our businesses operate has really opened my eyes to different ways of working and thinking. There is a huge range of diversity in terms of the different areas of the horticultural industry each fellow works and this has meant I have been able to learn a lot about areas of the industry I wouldn’t normally be exposed to. I would highly recommend the LSA fellowship scheme to any young person who is looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of the horticultural industry”, said Charles Croft, Trainee Growing Manager, APS Produce.
Here are the top reasons why you should be applying for the LSA CT Fellowship Scheme:
- Increase your understanding of the commercial horticulture industry and the role that trade bodies play in the development of industry strategies.
- A two-year scheme increasing your knowledge of current research and wider industry issues.
- You will be awarded a bursary of up to £3,000 which you can draw down on to cover your activities within the scheme.
- Opportunity to attend meetings and study tours across the horticulture sectors, covering technical, strategic and marketing.
- Chance to experience the entire horticulture industry from propagation to field production.
Applications for year two of the Fellowship will be open from the 2nd of September, visit www.lsactfellowship.org for more details.
The Scheme is being supported by the National Farmers Union, British Growers Association, The Horticultural Trades Association, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board.