The Agriculture and Food Recruitment Consultants

Call us: 01885 483440

News - Agricultural

April 2015

HOPS and De Lacy Executive join forces to help plug industry skills gap

Employers and job seekers in the agricultural and horticultural sectors are set to benefit from a new working relationship between HOPS and De Lacy Executive.

HOPS, which is wholly owned by the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (NFYFC), has joined forces with agri-business recruitment consultants De Lacy Executive to help fill the industry's skills shortage.

Both companies are sourcing candidates for executive and practical roles and will provide one-to-one advice and guidance to employers throughout the recruitment process.

Job seekers can also obtain career advice throughout the application process and will be offered opportunities to gain practical experience.

Both companies have in excess of 40 years' recruitment experience in the sector and are committed to supporting the industry especially through encouragement of opportunities for the next generation.

John Hardman, Director at HOPS, said:

"We are delighted to be working closely with De Lacy Executive to offer the industry more support in finding skilled labour. With over 25 years' experience in the industry we understand the challenges both employers and job seekers face. Our connections with De Lacy Executive are helping us find more people jobs and making the recruitment process a lot simpler for businesses in the agriculture and horticultural sectors."

John Davies, Director, De Lacy Executive, said:

HOPS offers excellent opportunities for those seeking a practical career on the land and for those seeking to gain more practical experience for alternative executive careers in the industry. De Lacy Executive is pleased to be working more closely with HOPS, and in so doing, to be indirectly supporting the NFYFC.

For more information please visit:

www.hopslaboursolutions.co.uk and www.delacyexecutive.co.uk

Farming&Agricultural news from Farmers Weekly Interactive


Phase out direct payments gradually, says NFU Scotland

http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/phase-out-direct-payments-gradually-says-nfu-scotland.htm

<p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p> <p>A 10-year transition period will be needed for farmers to adjust to life after Brexit, Scottish industry leaders have warned. NFU Scotland said it could take a decade for the industry to adapt to a new agricultural policy after the UK leaves the EU. Speaking at the Royal Highland Show, union president Andrew McCornick voiced frustration that little progress has been made on Brexit since the EU referendum a year ago. See also: Scots’ anger as Westminster prepares to leave EU single market [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/phase-out-direct-payments-gradually-says-nfu-scotland.htm">Phase out direct payments gradually, says NFU Scotland</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p>


Farmers should prepare for end of Brexit currency boost

http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/farmers-should-prepare-end-brexit-currency-boost.htm

<p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p> <p>The freefall of the pound since the referendum vote 12 months ago has been something of a lifeline for British farmers.  However, this “Brexit boost” could be short-lived and businesses should prepare.  The pound’s 30-year low has helped farmers reeling after three years of low commodity prices, by making UK exports more competitive and 2016 BPS payments worth 19% more than 2015 (see “Outputs” and “Inputs” below for more).  But the “double-edged sword”, says Anand Dossa, economist at the NFU, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/farmers-should-prepare-end-brexit-currency-boost.htm">Farmers should prepare for end of Brexit currency boost</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p>


Scotland applies to extend farm payment deadline– again

http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/scotland-applies-to-extend-farm-payment-deadline.htm

<p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p> <p>The Scottish government has applied for an extra three months to make support payments to farmers – just hours after claiming it was days away from almost completing payouts. European Union rules require that Pillar 1 payments should be made by 30 June. But the government has requested that the deadline be extended until 15 October. It is the second consecutive year that Scotland has applied for a payment extension – meaning farmers still waiting for their money face a further [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/scotland-applies-to-extend-farm-payment-deadline.htm">Scotland applies to extend farm payment deadline – again</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p>


9 key findings from NFU seasonal labour survey

http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/9-key-findings-nfu-seasonal-labour-survey.htm

<p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p> <p>The number of seasonal workers coming to work on British farms has dropped 17%, leaving some farms critically short of people to harvest fruit and vegetables. This is the headline figure in the NFU’s latest survey on the Supply of Seasonal Labour to British Horticulture Farms, published on Friday (23 June). The NFU warned that some farms would be critically short of migrant labour this harvest. Meanwhile, a BBC survey of growers between 16 May and 5 June found 78% [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/9-key-findings-nfu-seasonal-labour-survey.htm">9 key findings from NFU seasonal labour survey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p>


Why tractor kill switches could save lives

http://www.fwi.co.uk/machinery/why-tractor-kill-swithces-could-save-lives.htm

<p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p> <p>Machinery manufacturers are facing calls to install external “kill switches” to all new tractors so engines can quickly be turned off in an emergency. Farm leaders say manufacturers could do more to make tractors safer tooperate from outside the cab – despite several high-profile campaigns aimed at reducing the number of farm accidents resulting in serious injury or death. A motion requesting that tractor manufacturers should be required to install external stop controls to all new machines was unanimously [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk/machinery/why-tractor-kill-swithces-could-save-lives.htm">Why tractor kill switches could save lives</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p>


5 land market changes post-referendum

http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/five-land-market-changes-post-referendum-land-market.htm

<p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p> <p>One year to the day since the EU referendum, agents are reporting little evidence of a leave vote having a significant effect on the UK farmland market. Supply has neither dropped significantly nor risen sharply, and plenty of deals have been done.   Examples of offers being withdrawn or launches being cancelled are few and far between. See also: Unpredictable South West land market could perk up this year However, Farmers Weekly has been told of a number of subtle shifts in [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/five-land-market-changes-post-referendum-land-market.htm">5 land market changes post-referendum</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p>


Dairy sector accused of organised animal cruelty

http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/dairy-sector-accused-of-organised-animal-cruelty.htm

<p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p> <p>Claims of orchestrated animal cruelty were directed at leading UK dairy sector representatives as they arrived for the annual Dairy UK dinner in London on Wednesday (21 June). Farmers and milk processors gathering for the event at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, were met with a barrage of noise and criticism from about 50 animal rights protesters and vegans on the pavement outside. See also: Arla ‘growth hormone monster’ advert banned in US Passers-by were handed leaflets denouncing the “unnatural” practice [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/dairy-sector-accused-of-organised-animal-cruelty.htm">Dairy sector accused of organised animal cruelty</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fwi.co.uk">Farmers Weekly</a></p>