Sugar Industry Programme

Recruitment is now underway for the 2016 Sugar Industry Programme - young growers sought to learn about the sector.

In 2010/11, NFU Sugar, in conjunction with British Sugar, launched the Sugar Industry Programme. This initiative was designed to engage younger growers through a training and development programme.

How to apply

We are now recruiting participants for the 2016 programme. If you would like to participate, send your CV and a covering letter telling us about yourself and why you would like to take part in the Sugar Industry Programme to Sugar Adviser Diane Armitage via ZGlhbmUuYXJtaXRhZ2VAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==. Participants must be available to attend all dates on the programme. The closing date for applications is noon on the 12 October.

Now in its sixth year, the 2016 programme will see a new group of young growers learn about the sugar beet sector in its entirety, including how the factory operates, how we lobby in Westminster and Brussels, seed production, industry research and how the NFU influences, adopts and communicates policy to growers.

NFU Sugar board chairman William Martin said, "“I am pleased that the Sugar Industry Programme goes from strength to strength every year . We receive a high level of positive feedback from past participants and I would strongly encourage younger growers to sign up and get involved in the future of the industry. “

The programme will take place between November 2015 and March 2016, and includes a number of overnight stays. The programme is funded by NFU Sugar  and British Sugar, including travel and accommodation costs, and will contribute BASIS points.

The dates for this year’s programme are as follows (subject to change):

26 November Open event and Media training (overnight stay)
27 November British Sugar Factory tour and presentations
3 December Germains
8 December Westminster
13 January BBRO
25/26/27 January Brussels (visits to BAB,European Parliment and SESVanderHave)
23/24 February NFU AGM (overnight stay)
1 March Close event and presentation training (overnight stay)


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