Open for Applications- The Sugar Industry Programme 2019/20

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The programme provides the participants with a 360-degree view of the industry, making it a fantastic opportunity for growers working or returning to a beet growing businesses, alongside industry professionals that have a sugar beet growing client base. The programme enables participants to gain more insight into the UK supply chain therefore enabling benefit to both their own knowledge and their businesses.

From seed breeding to parliamentary lobbying within Westminster, the programme highlights all part of the supply chain from production to regulation. Participants will also gain the opportunity to meet with Members of Parliament, visit a farm to discuss best practice, gain insight from sugar traders and market analysts, alongside visits to the Wissington Factory, BBRO, Germains Seed Technology and NFU Conference.

Alongside the scheduled visits, participants will get key personal development opportunities with media and presentation training.

The schedule for 2019/2020 is:




Media training and farm visit

(overnight stay)

Newmarket and Ely

27th and 28th November 

British Sugar Wissington Factory

Wissington, Norfolk

Tuesday 3rd December

British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO)

Norwich, Norfolk

Wednesday 11th December

Westminster visit, including a visit to the Houses of Parliament

(overnight stay)

Westminster, London

Monday & Tuesday 13th/14th January 

SESVANDERHAVE Research Facilities

(overnight stay)

Tienen, Belgium

Tuesday 28th January & Wednesday 29th January

Germains Seed Technology

Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Thursday 6th February

NFU Conference

(overnight stay)


Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th February

Presentation training and farewell meal

(overnight stay)

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Tuesday 3rd March

The application window will open on Monday 2nd September 2019 and close on Monday 7th October. To apply for the programme, please submit a cover letter and your CV to YmV0aGFuLndpbGxpYW1zQG5mdS5vcmcudWs= . If you have questions regarding the application process and programme, please email Bethan Williams directly. Please note that BASIS points will be available to participants on the programme.

Please note that the schedule to subject to change and if you are accepted on to the programme you be expected to attend every event.

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