Trainees in the pig and poultry industries can compete for more than £5,000 worth of prizes in the 2010 Pfizer Trainee of the Year Awards.
Not only does each winner benefit from a £2,000 training grant, but he/she receives a £500 cash prize and trophy during a prestigious ceremony at the House of Commons with hotel accommodation in central London provided by the sponsors Pfizer Animal Health.
“The success of the UK pig and poultry industries owes a great deal to the skill and dedication of those caring for livestock,” says Emmeline Randall, Pfizer product manager. “Training plays a key role, and it is encouraging this is being increasingly recognised right through the food chain.”
The 2009 poultry award was presented by Jim Fitzpatrick, Minister for Farming and the Environment, to Andrew Hall who began his career in the hatchery with P D Hook in Lincolnshire and then chose to switch to one of the firm’s breeder farms providing the hatching eggs.
Anyone who is developing their skills through on-the-job NVQ training can enter, and there is no age limit. The deadline for entries is 16 July for the poultry award.
Entry forms can be downloaded at www.fwi.co.uk/poultrytraining