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Inspire Pavilion a major feature at Cereals

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Interested in agriculture as a career? Then come along to this year's Cereals Event in Cambridgeshire to find out just how exciting the career prospects are in this ever-changing marketplace.

For the first time this technical two-day event is featuring an INSPIRE pavilion, jointly sponsored by De Lacy Executive, Massey Ferguson and McDonald's, who are all keen to support new entrants into farming.

With a packed schedule of activities, including inspirational stories from young people already working in the industry, which the organisers hope will attract a lot of interest.

"The reality is that there are plenty of jobs across a vast range of very different agricultural fields," says John Davies, chairman of key recruitment agency De Lacy Executive. "While your first thought is of driving a tractor, managing a farm, or milking cows, today it could be about robotics, genetic engineering or agri-technology."

Talks will cover the growing jobs market, how to market yourself, prepare a CV and get ready for interview, encouragement for the next generation of the workforce and how to view a job as a career.

The NFU's publication #studentfarmer will run a session each day, featuring 'Making your mark away from the family farm' on the first day (June 11) and 'Entering the industry if you're not from a farming background' on the second (June 12)

At 1pm each day there will be a panel of speakers with 'stories to inspire you'.

"Attracting new talent and skills is crucial for securing the future of UK farming and we're committed to supporting young people who want to break into the sector. The event will provide an insightful forum for young farmers to discuss ideas and learn from industry experts," says McDonald's Agricultural Consultant Nina Prichard.

Massey Ferguson, a leading machinery brand and part of AGCO, is working alongside the next generation of young farmers. It's already built relationships with CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers, and is keen to do the same here.

"We need to attract young people into the industry - across all sectors - and to show that farming offers a viable and sustainable career," says manager, marketing services, AGCO, Ben Agar. "Our involvement with Cereals and the Inspire pavilion will help us to do just that."

Full details of the programme for the day will be regularly updated on the Cereals site.

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