Through the Awards Council the Company is actively engaged in encouraging new entrants into the fruit and its related industries.
To this end prizes are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate and Master’s students who have evidenced an interest in fruit (as defined botanically) and expressed a wish to develop a career in the fresh produce industry.
Student applicants must submit a personal statement and details of any relevant work, experience and/or interests in fruit and fruit products. Applications must be supported by a reference from the student’s course tutor and are assessed by a group of experts including those from academia, applied research and the fruit and related industries.
The land-based colleges and universities participating in the scheme include Hadlow, Writtle and Kew and the universities are Harper Adams, Cranfield, Nottingham, Royal Agricultural, Reading, Warwick and Greenwich.
Council actively supports:
• The Fresh Careers Fair, where the Company runs a competition to encourage interest in the fruit industry
• Fruit growers who wish to attend a recognised Cider-Making course
The 2014 Nuffield Farming Arden Conference - Harper Adams University - The Master and Nuffield Scholars together with the Awards Council
‘Deus dat incrementum’ – God gives the increase