Welcome to William Sampson, a student from Bridgwater College’s Cannington College who has been awarded a land based scholarship with Thatchers here at Myrtle Farm.
William’s one of eight students from the college who have been awarded scholarships with South West businesses – they are all studying a variety of courses in Agriculture, Horticulture, Fish Management and Countryside Management.
The scholarships are each worth up to £500, with the added benefit of work placements of up to 200 hours per year. Most importantly, the unique scheme enables students to develop their employability skills and form meaningful relationships with employers and businesses, who could potentially look to employ them afterwards. Last year we welcomed college student Jack Armstrong on the scholarship scheme, and were able to offer him a job in primary process over the summer when his college course and placement finished.
For further information contact:
Penny Adair, Tel: 0117 9040173