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JSR and Bishop Burton combine to inspire young people in agriculture

10th Jun 2019 / By Alistair Driver

JSR and Bishop Burton Agricultural College have joined forces to inspire ‘a new generation of passionate and knowledgeable people’ to pursue careers in agriculture.

Bishop Burton campusThey have created the JSRAcademy, an accredited one-year pig course, which will be followed by a one- to two-year apprenticeship. The college has accommodation for students over 16, so the course is open to applicants nationally.

Tim Rymer, CEO of JSR Farms, said: ‘’ We are delighted to invest alongside Bishop Burton College in the JSR Academy. We want to encourage young people to develop a career in Agriculture.

"Whether it is crop or pig husbandry the JSR Academy offers individuals an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and skills and join a company at the forefront of modern Agriculture. ‘’

Bill Meredith, chief executive and principal of Bishop Burton, said: “We are committed to training current and future generations of farmers and this is a really exciting venture.

“I am delighted the college is working in partnership with JSR. This new academy will provide an opportunity to launch a career in agriculture with one of the leading businesses in the country.”