The Scholarship

  • Return ticket to NZ
  • Help and advice in finding work on a suitable dairy farm in New Zealand.
  • About 10 months work, allowing around 2 months for travel or other work at the end of the year.
  • A mentor in NZ to help you learn and develop and in case of any work related problems.
  • In return we would like you to write a report at the end of year and to come and speak to potential candidates, so you can help us to further promote this opportunity.
  • You will need to provide Insurance for yourself while you are away and be able to find your own way to the UK airport you fly from.
  • We will guide you in applying for the relevant work Visa.
  • You will need to be 18 ears old by 31st January of the year of travel to New Zealand.
  • Applicants from UK residents only.
We are not necessarily looking for highly academic people, what we want is enthusiasm, a keen desire to learn, initiative and someone who is prepared to work hard when required. NZ is a great place for people with a work hard - play hard approach to life!!

Applications are in the first instance through the application form and then, if selected, through a relaxed interview with members of the charity. Interviews are usually held in mid February at Sedgemoor Livestock Centre.

2019 Scholars

Sarah Goulding



"I am so excited for this amazing opportunity the scholarship has given me, and can’t say enough how grateful I am to all the people who have supported me and helped me to get this far! I really appreciate all the effort this scholarship team have put into making the preparation for this trip as smooth as possible, and am now really looking forward to discovering all that New Zealand and the agricultural industry has to offer! I cannot wait to learn in a completely new environment, to improve my skills and understanding of herd management, so that I can give back to the industry in the future! I will be sharing my adventures through Instagram and Twitter (sarah.goulding and @SarahGoulding16), with the hope of inspiring more young people into a career in agriculture, and to apply for this outstanding opportunity next year."
  

Karl Williams

Level 3 extended diploma in agriculture @ duchy college, cornwall.

"Being granted this scholarship is an amazing opportunity for me to able to live and experience a true New Zealand grazing system in action. Giving me the knowledge and skills to be able to put it back into practise when I come back home. I'm very excited to travel out to NZ and have the time of my life for a year"
  







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