Calling all careers staff!
This section is dedicated to you, filled with resources, useful information and external links to industry websites.
Industry experts have estimated that 60,000 new agricultural recruits will be needed over the next decade alone!
- See our job roles page to get a flavour of the careers the industry offers.
- Visit Lantra’s Career Pathway Tool – see the different directions and links between job roles in the dairy industry.
The jobs are out there but we need talented, highly skilled young people to grab the opportunities, with industry developments and technology moving the industry forward – spot the talent, send them towards a career right on their door step. Feeding Somerset, will feed Somerset’s future careers.
Here is what some of the teachers/careers advisors have said about our training days:
“Fantastic eye opening event. Fab information from the people actually in the industry”
“ One of the best events I have been to like this”
“A really interesting day. Thank you”
Did you know;
- 24% of the dairy industry is employed in the South West
- Agriculture provided 10,000 jobs between 2010-2011
Check out this NFU Farming Delivers film
For more facts on the dairy industry see our Dairy Facts and Figures.
Alex Stevens Somerset County Adviser at the National Farmers Union, speaks about the Dairy industries future in Somerset:
“The NFU has consistently argued that the challenge ahead is to produce more and impact less. To rise to this challenge the dairy industry needs to find the next generation of professionals to drive forward this sector that has for so long been the backbone of the rural economy…This initiative will place Somerset’s dairy industry firmly on the careers map and will shine a light on the many and varied jobs it can provide. The jobs are out there, we just need talented people to grab them – this project is great news for the industry…Dairy Farming Delivers for Your Career”
“Farming is at the forefront of applied science, with advanced technology being used to solve the tough challenges the industry faces. It’s an exciting time to be a scientist in the dairy industry.”
Check out the resources and careers tools available to you in our useful links and documents on the right-hand side of this page.