What is Somerset’s Dairy Careers Project?
Our project is to support and promote the amazing dairy industry that Somerset, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset has to offer young people today. The dairy industry has a huge number of job opportunities, whatever your background or education; if you are in school, college or have already left education, there is something for everyone. But, Somerset’s Dairy Careers Project is more than a one stop shop for information and resources about fantastic careers opportunities; we also aim to support you with direct links to the industry. Find out everything that there is to know about a career in the dairy industry
- What jobs are available
- Funding that is available
- Advice on Education
- Watch case studies from people working in the industry
Our resources are designed to motivate and encourage young people, teachers and careers advisors to seek out additional information about Somerset’s dairy industry. The materials supplied will promote both traditional and non-traditional educational routes, targeting 14-25 year olds with any level of education or experience.
Working with businesses, not for profit organisations and other projects, the project is supported by locally run courses, industry visits and workshops. Providing teaching/careers resources, to help schools to incorporate the dairy industry into the curriculum and plant the seeds needed to produce new local talent.
We are also providing businesses with access to information, support and advice, to open their doors to visits, work experience placements and apprenticeships.
David Heath , Ex- Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Department Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said in 2013: “…I am encouraged by your project to help young people forge a new career in the dairy industry and wish you every success . It is a fantastic industry to be involved in. Defra is keen to welcome new entrants to the industry as we seek to support and develop British farming and encourage sustainable food production…”
Somerset’s Dairy Careers Project is a project of the Community Council for Somerset, and was initially funded by the Big Lottery’s Local Food scheme for 21 months that finished in March 2014.To view the end of funding report and targets follow this link.
If you would like to find out more about Somerset’s Dairy Careers Project activities contact us.