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Apply for 2020 'Next Generation' training for potato professionals at BP2019

Apply for 2020 'Next Generation' training for potato professionals at BP2019

Participants of the previous 'Next Generation' training programme for potato professionals

November 14, 2019
BP2019 marks the start of the sign up for the next batch of up-and-coming potato professionals to take part in the 2020 Next Generation training programme.

Heading in to its fourth intake, the successful initiative will open the recruitment process for 15 candidates from across the UK supply chain at the British Potato event in Harrogate, 21-22 November, 2019.

AHDB Potatoes is looking for people from all areas of the industry and successful candidates will take part in a year-long development programme, including business and technical sessions, as well as supply chain visits.

Sophie Churchill Chair AHDB Potatoes:

“The Next Generation programme aims to provide the platform to develop future leaders and give them exposure to areas of our business which they wouldn’t usually have.”

“We look for people to learn about the potato sector in its entirety, with focus on the promotion, production and protection of our industry.”

“We welcome applications from different job profiles, geographic regions and market sectors, so I would urge anyone who is interested in learning about the potato industry to put themselves forward and apply.”
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Tom Macfarlane (left) appeared on The One Show, while taking part in the Next Generation programme

Tom Macfarlane, Farm Manager for Velcourt in Lincolnshire, who took part in last year’s programme:

“I found the next generation programme extremely worthwhile.”

“I have learned a lot about the sector as a whole and made some valuable contacts in the process.”
In previous years, sessions have included a visit to McCain headquarters, a tour of Scottish seed production businesses and a Westminster roundtable with MPs with farming briefs and agricultural constituencies.

Interested in applying?

Send a video describing why you should be considered for a place by 31 January 2020.

For more information on how to apply please visit:

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AHDB Potatoes (formerly known as Potato Council) is a public body working on behalf of potato growers and purchasers to promote British potatoes.
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