Over 200 enquiries for Organic Apprenticeship Scheme

01 March 2010

The Soil Association has received over 200 serious enquiries from potential organic apprentices since the start of 2010 - all eager to find work on an organic farm.

“While we continue to support those who are currently involved in the scheme, we are eager to hear from other growers and producers who are interested in hosting apprentices for this year onwards,” says Lisa Nunn, project officer at the Soil Association.

“Having an apprentice is a fantastic opportunity for farms. Not only does it provide you with committed, hard-working employees who are passionate about a career in organic farming but the high level of interest in joining the scheme means that we can help you find the very best candidate for your farm.”

Although the intention is to develop the organic apprenticeship scheme to include agricultural enterprises the scheme is currently focusing on horticulture in its early stages.

Look out for an article on the apprenticeship scheme in the next Organic Farming magazine (out mid-April)

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