AFCP Forum 24 November 2015

“Career development and retention in the agrifood sector: opportunities for charities”

Welcome John Reynolds Chairman AFCP

Chairman: Prof. Wynne Jones; Former Principal of Harper Adams

Requirements for qualified staff across the industry and the type and range of skills/qualifications required.

            Martin Collinson, Consultant

Meeting the need for skilled up-to-date staff in a successful and dynamic business supporting production to retail.

            David Alvis, MD at Yorkshire Dairy Goats

Delivering training through land based colleges that support the skills demanded of the workforce.

            David Henley, Principal Easton Otley College

Describing how charities directly contributed to career development.

            Dr Nathan Morris, Researcher at NIAB-TAG

Introduction to discussion: Richard Longthorp, Chair of AgriSkills Forum