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ABP Launches Student Bursaries

08 December 2009

UK - Anglo Beef Processors is launching a new Student Bursary Scheme at the Young Producers' Breakfast to be held at AgriLIVE 2009, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

The ABP Student Bursary Scheme will be open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 26 who wish to make a career in the livestock industry either as farmers; food technologists or in the processing industry. Applicants will be able to make proposals to study a relevant course at any higher education facility within the UK involving either full or part time studies.

ABP will offer a variety of provisions to the successful applicants throughout the period of their studies. This will include financial support; work experience, and opportunities to work on relevant projects. All students will also be allocated an ABP mentor.

Stuart Roberts of ABP said: "We feel that it is important for the future of the livestock industry to encourage and grow talented youngsters. The ABP Student Bursary Scheme offers a real opportunity to support tomorrow's farmers and workers in the processing industry. Our industry is becoming so technological that we need to attract highly educated and motivated workers."

Supporting the objectives of the scheme, Alistair Mackintosh, Chairman of the NFU Livestock Committee said: "It is now more important than ever that we actively support young people who are determined to build a career in such an important sector of the farming industry. It is good to see ABP playing a part in providing a helping hand to the farmers and processors of the future."

Application forms for the ABP Student Bursary Scheme are available from Ruth Mason at ruth.mason@anglobeef.com. The closing date for students commencing study in September/October 2010 is 30 June 2010.

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