LSA Fellowship Scheme opens for applicants for the 2021-2022

The Fellowship aims to develop the future leaders of the commercial horticulture industry and is being supported by the National Farmers Union, British Growers Association, The Horticultural Trades Association, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board.

The Fellowship opens on the 1st November 2020 to applicants who are developing their careers within Horticulture. The deadline for applications is the 31st December 2020.

Here are our top reasons for applying:

  • Increase your understanding of the commercial horticulture industry and the role that trade bodies play in the development of industry strategies.
  • Our two-year scheme increases your knowledge of current research and wider industry issues.
  • You will be awarded a bursary of up to £3,000 which you can draw down on to cover your activities within the scheme.
  • Opportunity to attend meetings and study tours across the horticulture sector, covering technical, strategic and marketing.
  • Chance to experience the entire horticulture industry from Lettuce production to Hardy Shrub production.

But don’t just take it from us:

“I have not been disappointed by my time on the LSA CT Fellowship Scheme. I’ve met some great people and learned so much from numerous different events we’ve been given the opportunity to attend; all in the first seven months of a two year programme. I would encourage any young person embarking on their horticultural career to apply and I’d encourage their employers to give them their full support along the way. By the end of the scheme, you’ll have a more confident, better informed and better-connected colleague on your team.”

Libby Rowland, Vitacress. 2019-2021

“The scheme has opened up a range of continuing professional development opportunities that I may have struggled to access without being a fellow. Training budgets can be tight so having access to funds to directly support my own CPD has been invaluable. My employer sees my participation in the scheme as being complimentary to my development with benefits for them and me”.

Jason Daff, University of York. 2019- 2021

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the consequent restrictions the Fellowship has continued virtually. However, we appreciate that virtual meetings, although a great substitute for face to face meetings, do not provide the same opportunities. With this in mind, the LSA Trustees and the Steering group have decided that the 2021 Fellowship will not commence until July 2021.

The scheme will help to develop the future leaders of the commercial horticulture industry and is being supported by the National Farmers Union, British Growers Association, The Horticultural Trades Association, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board.

For more information on the scheme and how to apply please visit the website www.lsactfellowship.org or contact Coral Russell at British Growers on Coral.russell@britishgrowers.org , or call: 01507 602427.

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