A diploma aimed at training students specifically interested in the commercial egg industry has been launched by Bishop Burton College.
The British Egg Academy is operating in partnership with Chippindale Foods, Morrisons’ integrated egg operation, as well as numerous companies who are specialists within the egg industry.
The egg industry is worth over £1 billion to the UK economy, but there is a shortage of people coming into the industry and there is very little training currently available,
27 companies and organisations alongside Morrisons and Chippindale Foods will provide practical, on-site visits and teaching, including ABN, Avivets, British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA), Country Fresh Pullets (Lloyds Animal Feeds), DSM, Eggbase, Elliott Eggs Ltd, EggSell, Ellerington Engineering, ForFarmers, Joice and Hill, Humphrey Feeds and Pullets, Huvepharma, Hy-Line, Lintz Hall Farm, Lohmann GB Limited, National Farmers Union (NFU), Noble Foods, NSF International, Newquip, Poultry Health Services (PHS), Potters Poultry, RSPCA, Thompsons Feeds, Wot-A-Pullet, Wot-An-Egg.
Students will complete the course with a Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture with training and work based learning from the supporting companies.
This course identified knowledge, understanding and technical skills employers need from learners entering the sector in the coming years. Assessment is through traditional and contemporary methods such as practical and written assessments and blended learning.
Work experience forms a large part of the programme, opportunities for placements have been identified nationwide and employers have a pivotal role in the delivery of the programme.