The advancements in the world of land-based activity, concludes a strong demand for skilled workers required to meet market expansion, with scope to upskill current employees in your workforce or recruit new talent into your team.
BTC offers unrivalled opportunities to get hands-on with the worlds of agriculture, horticulture and landscaping at our Cannington Campus. In recent years, over £10 million has been invested in improving the facilities and residential accommodation, and the resources for land-based training are now considered to be among the most exceptional in the country, providing students with state-of-the-art surroundings for learning and practicing their skills.
Rodway Farm, a 200 hectare mixed farm has a flock of 200 ewes of various breeds, a dairy herd of 250 high-yielding Holsteins and a state-of-the-art milking parlour, providing the most informative and relevant working experience. The Agriculture Innovation Centre is a research centre of excellence that is looking to the future of farming and already working in partnership with industry.
The Walled Gardens of Cannington is a key strand of our Horticulture provision. The gardens are recognised throughout the region as an important tourist attraction. They provide the perfect blend between a viable commercial operations and a wonderful training context, with extensive and varied planting, tropical glasshouses, and a cutting edge aquaponics area.
Meet the team:
Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisor – Emma Horgan
Business Development & Sales Advisor – Sonia Harney
Tracy Clements – Curriculum Manager
Adam Collett – Specialist Trainer/Assessor
Jayne Alcock – Land-based team leader
Clive Stanley – Lead Internal Verifier
Cary Rawlings – Specialist Trainer/Assessor
Holly Whitcombe – Specialist Trainer/Assessor
Cliff Matravers – Specialist Trainer/Assessor
Nikki Hodgkiss – Specialist Trainer/Assessor
How else can we help?
Although your business may belong primarily to the land-based sector, that’s unlikely to be its sole focus – you’ll probably have machinery that needs regular maintenance or repair and staff that need looking after, as well as an accounts department, a delivery function, marketing, general admin, customer service – the list is endless.
Increasing the productivity and efficiency of any of these areas could have a really positive impact on profitability, and an Apprenticeship programme is a really cost-effective way of doing that.
We offer a variety of different training solutions to support you with your business and our team will tailor your training requirements to your business needs.