Foodservice specialist Moy Park has selected the second scholar under the British Poultry Council’s scholarship scheme.
The bursary will provide BSc (Hons) Agriculture student Emma Fletcher will financial support for two years of study at Harper Adams University in Shropshire and employment for her placement year.
Tony O’Neill, convenience food and new business director for Moy Park (pictured with Emma) said: “As a key player in the agri-food industry, we are committed to developing and supporting young people who are keen to get into this vibrant sector.
“There has never been a better time to start a career in the food industry, and creating opportunities, through bursary programmes or providing work experience, will help give young people the skills they need to succeed.”
Now in its second year, the scholarship programme is a collaboration between Moy Park and Harper Adams to provide students in the agri-food sector with the best academic and practical education.
O’Neill added: “Encouraging young people to join the industry will not only help to tackle the growing skills shortage faced by the industry, but will ultimately play a pivotal role in the long-term success of the agri-food sector and the health of the wider economy. The food sector is one of few where there are no glass ceilings. If you are good and you have enthusiasm and the will to get on, there is no stopping you.”