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Applications are now closed for Summer Intake 2019

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)

Class of 2018 Pre-Apprentices (pictured below)

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Induction commences w/c 17th June 2019 at SRUC, Aberdeen.

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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


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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Mentors Required for 2019

  • Do you want to support the industries future workforce?
  • Do you want to share your knowledge with others?
  • Do you enjoy encouraging and motivating others?
  • Do you want to benefit from mentoring to meet your own workplace requirements?

 

We are looking for suitable mentors to support our Pre-Apprenticeship programme; developing young people whilst meeting their own workplace requirements.
It is essential for individual businesses to step up to enable the industry overcome the shortage of skilled workers. We need mentors throughout Scotland, from the Land-based sector, to offer 6 months’ work placements either on a full-time or part-time basis.

If you would like to become a mentor or help support this initiative, please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01561 376022 to discuss or request a mentor information pack.

 

Hear from our previous Mentors......

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David Smith of Cloffrickford Farm, Ellon

“It was indeed fortunate for me that I contacted the Ringlink to see if I could locate a new young farm worker. 
Lewis quickly picked up how we worked, and with the help of the machinery ring, providing on-farm tuition on tractor maintenance, driving skills and even ploughing as well as animal husbandry, Lewis became a real asset to the farm over the six years. Lewis was promoted to Foreman last year and assists in managing the farm when I’m not available.
It’s important that we keep bringing on young people into the industry. We need to give them an interest in farming and encourage them to be part of the decision-making process.”



“I decided to enrol as a mentor for the Ringlink Apprenticeship Scheme in 2018 to try and encourage young people into the agricultural industry. With good staff becoming increasing difficult to find it seemed like the right step forward. Our placement for the 6 month programme came with various certificates and training so immediately ticked a lot of boxes for us as a company. With an additional fund, he has continued his training specific to our needs as a business but also to his own development. With such a positive outcome from our first placement, I had no hesitation in offering him a full time job (which he accepted!) but also have a second apprentice working with us here at Bruce Farms.”

Kerr Howatson, WP Bruce, Blairgowrie 



“We decided to become a Mentor as we believed we could offer opportunities to a young person, keen and willing to learn about the agricultural industry. Essentially, we offered our intern guidance through a structured scheme, with the support of Ringlink providing additional training certifications. I would definitely recommend the programme to other businesses.”

Scott Mather, W Mather and Sons, Brechin



“It’s a programme that warrants support as we need to do our bit to develop the skills of the next generation. As mentors our role is to primarily provide a safe working environment, guidance and knowledge transfer. I would recommend the scheme to fellow farmers, it’s good having a structured training programme for staff coming through the business. It has provided us with some challenges, stimulated discussion and made us question ‘why we do what we do’.”

Roger Polson, Knock Farm, Huntly



“I volunteered as the scheme is a good way to bring people through the business, train them up and hopefully retain them in the longer term. The programme takes care of the mandatory and legal necessities, overall helping the business.”


Gordon Whiteford, Highland Eggs, Buckie

 


 


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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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