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Academy for learning and earning

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: Students from the Spearhead Academy have the chance to work in Europe.

OPPORTUNITY: Students from the Spearhead Academy have the chance to work in Europe.

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DUCHY College is now recruiting to the Spearhead Academy, a unique "learning and earning" partnership with Spearhead International, one of the biggest suppliers, food processors and retailers in Europe.

Apprentices gain high quality training in practical skills, agricultural sciences and management, and will learn about work with the best of modern technology, leading to profitable and sustainable food production in Europe.

Roger Clark, course leader for the Spearhead Academy, said: "We are now accepting applications for our next intake of students. We are looking for someone special. They don't need any previous experience, they just need a good attitude to learning and a passion for agriculture. In return, they gain an industry recognised qualification, experience working in the UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Romania while becoming an apprentice with a forward-thinking employer. This course provides real employability and skills which are transferred into the work place."

The programme is suitable for anyone with an interest in practical farming techniques who would like be paid both to work and travel. For details contact Duchy College on 0845 60 99 599.

For a selection of current apprentice vacancies available in North Devon see page 48.

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