UK: Fellowship scheme open to develop the future leaders of commercial horticulture

Are you new to the horticulture industry or developing into a manager position? Applications are now open for the LSA Fellowship scheme to help you progress in the industry. The scheme is designed to help you increase your understanding of commercial horticulture and the role that trade bodies play in the development of industry strategies.

It is a two-year course and you will be awarded a bursary of up to £3000 to cover your activities within the scheme.

Current fellow, Libby Rowland, Vitacress, said: “I’ve met some great people and learned so much from numerous different events we’ve been given the opportunity to attend; all in the first seven months of a two-year programme.

“I would encourage any young person embarking on their horticultural career to apply and I’d encourage their employers to give them their full support along the way. By the end of the scheme, you’ll have a more confident, better informed and better connected colleague on your team.”

Throughout the two-years you will have the opportunity to attend meetings and study tours across the sector, covering production, strategy and marketing. You will also increase your knowledge of current research and wider industry issues.

AHDB are supporting the scheme along with the National Farmers Union, British Growers Association, The Horticultural Trades Association and the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.

Applications close 31 October 2019. For more information on the scheme and to find out how to apply please visit the website.

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