NEWS: Farming employers offered training 'toolkit'

8 July 2019

NEWS: Farming employers offered training 'toolkit'

A NEW resource for agriculture businesses was launched at the Royal Highland Show by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills.

The employers’ toolkit, developed by Lantra Scotland on behalf of the Skills for Farming Group with support from Skills Development Scotland, will support employers in making informed decisions on different types of training as well as providing practical information on wages, responsibilities, funding and mentoring.

Available in print and online at the toolkit guides employers through apprenticeships, work placements, internships, volunteering, farm visits and mentoring, covering technical aspects like contracts, insurance and induction. Quick reference cards also include case studies, checklists for the employers, details on types of apprenticeships and other useful information.

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