SAYFC are delighted to announce the completion of its career videos, which can be found on SAYFC’s webpage and YouTube channel. The creation of the career videos was made possible from £20,000 additional funding provided by the Scottish Government in October 2016, which was announced by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity.
The launch of the career videos come at a crucial time when there is a real need to encourage the next generation of farmers into the industry. Children and young people need to be made aware of the many careers that can be pursued within the agricultural industry and to highlight the various routes that can be taken to get there. Choosing a career in farming and food production is hugely rewarding as well as providing much needed support for the rural economy.
The collection, containing sixteen motivational videos, highlights a wide variety of careers by interviewing people active in the industry. The videos offer insight into some of the careers available, providing insight into their specific job, personal journey into the role and the many benefits that are gained from being in their chosen career.
Agri and Rural Affairs Chair, Duncan Morrison commented; 'As we all know, agriculture is hugely important to Scotland and its rural communities. It’s vitally important that we continue to encourage young people to pursue a career in agriculture. As the industry evolves there will be more and more opportunities for exciting careers in the industry on top of what we have already. SAYFC are very grateful to the Scottish Government for their support in this initiative, which we hope will highlight what a diverse industry it is to work in.’