TEACHERS AND CAREERS ADVISORS

The number and variety of jobs in the food and farming supply industry is growing. This is to meet the demands of an expanding population with more mouths to feed, less space to grow food and ever more technological processes.  Agriculture needs talented individuals with the ideas and the know-how to meet these challenges.

Research shows that having contact with employers whilst at school can make a real difference to young people's career aspirations and chances of success. This has led to the issuing of new statutory guidance on careers education, which states that "more contact with real employers, enthusiastic and passionate about their own careers, not only inspires pupils but also challenges pre-conceived ideas about jobs". 

Bright Crop Ambassadors


Our Ambassador network is made up of professionals from within the farming and food supply industry who volunteer their time to inspire students in schools about agricultural careers. 

Ambassadors receive training, resources and support that is tailored to delivering high-quality sessions about agricultural careers. However, the most valuable resource they possess is their own experience and they can share this through a variety of activities, including careers fairs, assemblies and workshops. 

Bright Crop works in partnership with STEMNET and Inspiring the Future, and you can request a Bright Crop Ambassador visit from either of these organisations. However, if you are unable to find an Ambassador in your area, please contact us at info@brightcrop.org.uk for more support. 

Careers in Agriculture Guide


Bright Crop has collaborated with The Big Choice to produce this handy guide for teachers, which will support you to offer advice and guidance about pursuing a career in agriculture. It contains an overview of the different industry sectors, advice on pathways and decisions at 14, 16 and 18, as well as handy tips and case studies.

Download the guide here.

91% of young people found school mediated employer contact to be useful in influencing career choices

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