The two-year programme will focus on sustainability, accounting and milk price forecasting.
Meadow Foods has launched a Young Farmers initiative to give young dairy farmers the chance to expand their business skills and industry knowledge.
The programme will focus on on-the-job training, offering financial support and advice including three days a year for two years on topics such as sustainability, accounting, milk price forecasting, cost management and purchasing.
Activities will also include Meadow Foods factory site visits, customer site visits and talks by its management team and industry experts.
On graduation of the two-year programme, candidates will then be invited to apply for sponsorship of an on-the-job agricultural or business course.
Mark Chantler, chief executive of Meadow Foods said while the programme is advertising for 20 – 35 year olds, ‘age is just a mindset’.
Anyone who feels they would benefit from the scheme is welcome to apply, he added.
“Supporting young farmers is critically important to maintain the future of the industry,” Mr Chantler said.
“By establishing this exciting new programme we aim to support the next generation of farmers and provide them with the hands on training and funding need to gain a wider understanding of the industry and further their careers in farming.”
Those interested in applying should contact the Meadow Foods farm liaison team on 01244 680 071 or visit the company’s website.
All expenses will be covered by Meadow Foods and the deadline for entries is July 31.