A shortage of people entering the UK egg industry has prompted one of the nation’s major retailers to join forces with academics, producers and wider stakeholders to set up an egg academy.
Despite being an industry worth more than £1bn to the UK economy, there is very little training currently available, which is why the sector has come together to develop the British Egg Academy.
Morrisons’ own integrated egg operation has teamed up with Chippindale Foods and 27 companies across the egg industry to help set up and promote the academy at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, Yorkshire.
Work-based learning level 2 diploma in Agriculture will train the human resource for one year with support from companies. Work experience forms a large part of the programme and opportunities for placements have been identified across the country. The course is set to start with a virtual open event this year.