A new agricultural engineering initiative aims to get young people interested in the industry.
The president of the Nottinghamshire County Show, Geoffrey Bond, has created a new agricultural engineering initiative for young people. Realising the need for agricultural engineers, Mr Bond has worked with agricultural machinery manufacturers and suppliers within the Nottinghamshire area, to give summer placements to young people in lower sixth form level to gain experience.
Apprenticeships are being created for those already with agricultural engineering companies who are on day release to academic institutions to receive a bursary to assist them financially in their careers.
The apprenticeship has support from stakeholders including the Institute of Agricultural Engineers and Agri Machinery News, who have assisted in finding placements.