Wilson McLeister, BSc (Hons) Agriculture with marketing student, has been awarded the scholarship with Aviagen, in association with the British Poultry Council (BPC).
Wilson, 20, from Ballymena, Co Antrim, said: “This scholarship means a great deal to me. It’s a great opportunity career wise as well as financial support, helping me to purchase necessary literature required to promote my career and assist with any living expenses.
“I’ll have the opportunity to further develop my career, my knowledge and expertise in the poultry industry and hopefully equally contribute my own skills and personal attributes to the benefit of the organisation.
“The placement job is broken down into four different sections of the industry including pedigree, research and development facilities, working on a grandparent farm, on a hatchery and then a further three months in one of the Aviagen’s overseas production facilities.
“I’d sincerely like to thank BPC and Aviagen for awarding me this scholarship and placement. This has given me the opportunity to develop my chosen career.
“I’d someday like to become a manager within the company by working my way up through the ranks, gaining valuable experience and knowledge.”