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Formerly known as the 'Ringlink Internship', the programme has evolved to become accredited by the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) in 2017 as the:

'Land-Based Pre-Apprenticeship' (SCQF4)

Applications are now closed for 2018

Click on the picture below to see our video:

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For any queries contact: Gail Robertson, 01561 377790 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Overview:

The pre-apprenticeship provides a meaningful introduction into practical working environments, giving young people an insight into the range of vocational opportunities that the sector can offer through a structured programme of work-based learning.


Pre-Apprenticeship Format:

DEVELOPMENT:

Programme starts in June with a 3 week induction at SRUC, Aberdeen

TRAINING COURSES:

Up to £1500 of training, an element tailored to individual needs

MENTORING:

26 weeks full-time employment, typically working 40hrs per week on a suitable rural business

HANDS ON APPROACH:

Earn while you learn in the rural sector. Payment in accordance with Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)

 

     Working in collaboration with SRUC, the successful applicants untertake a     three week residential induction at Craibstone, Aberdeen; that involves a range of activities and certificated training:

 
  • Certificate of Work Readiness (CWR)
  • Tractor Driving (3 days) + on the road Tractor Driving
  • Rough Terrain Telescopic Forklift (3 days)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment
  • Crop Production/Livestock Production (optional modules)
  • Industry visits + Royal Highland Show


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Programme Partners

  • SRUC: Provide the facilities for the three week residential induction at the Craibstone campus. SRUC also deliver the SRUC Certificate of work readiness (CWR) together with additional training units.
  • Ringlink Scotland: Provide the day-to-day management of the programme, recruit and support farmer mentors, and provide the training programme for the interns.

For any queries contact: Gail Robertson, 01561 376022 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Internship 2017

The class of 2017 commenced with 15 young people offered placements with mentor businesses across Angus, Moray, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire.

The 2017 Internship programme ended on the 5th January, with 13 interns graduating on 31st January at Thainstone. Congratulations to William King the winner of the 'Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust Achievement Award.

 

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Overview 

The internship is designed to provide young people with a broad overview of the rural sector and the vocational opportunities that the sector can offer through a structured programme of training and mentoring.

Click on the picture below to see our video.

Hear first-hand what our Interns & Mentors think about the Internship programme...

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The Land-based Pre-Apprenticeship is our new offering for 2018.

For any queries or further information please contact:

Gail Robertson: 01561 377790 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


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