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 Recruiting and Retaining High-Calibre Young People into the Farming Workforce of the Future. Tim Jackson, Principal, Sparsholt College. Agriculture/Food; Attractive Features. Beautiful rural landscape context Varied and seasonal pattern to working life

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 Recruiting and Retaining High-Calibre Young People into the Farming Workforce of the Future

Tim Jackson, Principal, Sparsholt College

agriculture food attractive features
Agriculture/Food; Attractive Features

Beautiful rural landscape context

Varied and seasonal pattern to working life

Exciting technical dimensions to business

Significant investment in machinery and equipment

Long-term employment prospects – ‘food will never go out of fashion’

negative perceptions
Negative Perceptions

Low pay; ‘perception more than reality’

Poor working conditions

Lack of intellectual demand (oh arr)

Lack of structured career development within the employment

Reluctance of employers to co-invest in employee training

a central southern england response
A Central Southern England Response

Sparsholt College + NFU

NFU personal invitations to some leading Businesses

Pow-wow

Endorsed ‘negative perceptions’

Considered Apprenticeship Academy as one potential response

vision
Vision

A formal working partnership of leading agri-food businesses with Sparsholt College designed to attract, recruit and retain a cohort of high calibre young new entrants to a highly skilled and appropriately remunerated workforce for the Agri-Food Sector in Central Southern England.

probable use of an ata model
Probable use of an ATA model

ATA = Government-backed employing entity

ATA employs and recharges costs +15%

Apprentices join Academy cohort & could be moved between positions

Businesses ‘take-a-stake’ in this group of new entrants

Pay starts low – but possibilities = enticing…

operating model formative
Operating model (formative)

Recruit from 15-year-olds

Focus on high-calibre performers

Promote good long-term sustainable careers with Level III Apprenticeship & part-time routes to HND/HNC/Foundation Degree

Up to 2 years F/T at College (++)

Up to 20 months on Level III Apprenticeship

steering group
Steering Group

Vital to success

Leading businesses

Promote the profile of the Academy to encourage forward-looking employers to join

To oversee the content and quality of the offer of the Academy

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Steering Group

To communicate with the Agric Skills Forum established by Richard Longthorp, in seeking to influence policy towards Apprenticeships.

Richard Longthorp OBE on his farm

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