The PIP was initially started by the NFU in recognition of a need to develop young people already working within the poultry industry and broaden their knowledge.
The programme builds on the existing skills and knowledge of the young people that take part to help them develop their careers as future industry leaders. It is made up of a series of events which give participants a unique insight into the industry as well as creating contacts with other poultry farmers and industry specialists.
Tom Glen, NFU Poultry Adviser, said: "It is important to engage and encourage the next generation and the NFU’s Poultry Industry Programme aims to inspire those already working within the sector to become future leaders."
The application window for the 2022/23 programme has now closed. The new cohort will be announced once shortlisting and interviews have taken place in June.
"I would certainly recommend applying for the Poultry Industry Programme. I have learnt new skills, made new industry contacts, and feel much more informed about the industry – and had a lot of fun along the way."
Liz Warner, duck and quail producer, and former PIP participant
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