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Pig Industry Scholarship Programme (with one year work placement)

Please note: Applications for this scholarship are now closed, for more information please contact the Development Trust Office.

Note: this scholarship listing will be updated in September 2021.

The Pig Industry Scholarship Programme 2020/21, with paid placement in 2021/22, launches with video presentations to students at Harper Adams University at 10:00 on Wednesday 21 October 2020

The following companies are offering scholarships with placement this year:

ABN - AHDB & Bedfordia - ForFarmers - Karro Food Group - Rattlerow Farms - Red Tractor

Students can visit their stands at the Online Scholarship Fair from 08:00 on 22/10/20 until 18/11/20.

The placement job roles on offer with Pig Industy Scholarships can be viewed on the Student Dashboard now.

The Pig Industry Scholarships are open to all 2nd year BSc or 1st year FdSc students studying at Harper Adams University who are interested in pursuing a career within the Pig Industry.

Scholarship Programme Launch Video

Presented by Lizzie Wilson, National Pig Association

Find out more about the Pig Industry and its structure, career paths and opportunities, how the scholarship programme works and also get an introduction to the companies offering scholarships this year:

A Scholar to Graduate Perspective - Sian Southwell

Presented by ForFarmers Retail Account Manager, and former Pig Industry Scholar & Harper Adams University student Sian Southwell

Sian talks about her experience on placement with ForFarmers, her career, the scholarship programme and the support provided by AHDB Pork and the sponsoring company:

A Recent Scholar Perspective - Anita Woolf

Presented by last year's Farmex scholar & Pig Industry Scholar Anita Woolf.

Anita talks about her placement, from those early days through to the end of her year, and other benefits, such as joining the Young National Pig Association .

The scholarship

The pig industry sponsors may each award one scholarship and if awarded, the successful recipient will receive:

  • A significant contribution towards their education of £4,500.
  • Employment with the sponsoring pig industry company during placement year.
  • Subject to a review at the end of placement, with the sponsoring firm, there may be an opportunity of further funding in the scholar’s final academic year.

A condition of the scholarship is that the placement year is spend with the sponsoring organisation.

The award will be paid in two equal parts; half to be paid in February 2021 and the remaining balance in May 2021.

This is a competitive award which will be evaluated on merit of the submitted application, academic achievements to date and interview. The decision of the Scholarship Panel is FINAL.

Deadline for Submission of Application: 12 Noon Wednesday, 18 November 2020.

All of the scholarships associated with the Pig Industry include a placement, therefore you must submit your application via the Student Dashboard. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Please note: you can ONLY apply for a maximum of 3 placement based scholarships.

For more information on how to apply, see the forms available under DOWNLOADS below.

Contact details

For further information on this scholarship please contact:

Development Trust Office

Tel: +44(0)1952 81 5095

Closing date

Wednesday 18 November 2020

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