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How can I make sure my team has the right skills and training?

AHDB offer a range of business planning, succession, communication and management workshops throughout the year. Keep an eye on their Events page or make sure you’ve registered for updates - contact Tess Howe on tess.howe@ahdb.org.uk
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AHDB offer a range of business planning, succession, communication and management workshops throughout the year. Keep an eye on their Events page or make sure you’ve registered for updates - contact Tess Howe on tess.howe@ahdb.org.uk
The CLA’s North regional rural advisors are on-hand to deal with members’ queries on a wide range of topics. The CLA’s legal team can also offer employment advice to members.
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The CLA’s North regional rural advisors are on-hand to deal with members’ queries on a wide range of topics. The CLA’s legal team can also offer employment advice to members.
deliciouslyorkshire offers workshops throughout the year on topics from honing social media strategy to exporting produce. Discounts are available for members. For more details, see their events page.
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deliciouslyorkshire offers workshops throughout the year on topics from honing social media strategy to exporting produce. Discounts are available for members. For more details, see their events page.
Make It York’s free People Development service can offer support with finding local training opportunities for your team. See their Skills section for details.
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Make It York’s free People Development service can offer support with finding local training opportunities for your team. See their Skills section for details.
Make It York deliver regular Masterclasses at various locations around York, covering topics from dealing with workplace stress to inspirational leadership. See their Events section for details and pricing
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Make It York deliver regular Masterclasses at various locations around York, covering topics from dealing with workplace stress to inspirational leadership. See their Events section for details and pricing
NFU members receive a discount on the NFU Employment Service. This gives them access to a helpline staffed by specialist staff, an employment manual, over 75 document templates and regular updates. Find out more here.
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NFU members receive a discount on the NFU Employment Service. This gives them access to a helpline staffed by specialist staff, an employment manual, over 75 document templates and regular updates. Find out more here.
NFU members can also contact the NFU CallFirst helpline with smaller-scale employment queries. More information on CallFirst here, or contact the NFU North East office for information on membership.
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NFU members can also contact the NFU CallFirst helpline with smaller-scale employment queries. More information on CallFirst here, or contact the NFU North East office for information on membership.
The Farmer Network is a LANTRA-approved training provider and organises courses for members and non-members on a variety of subjects. They also operate a training voucher scheme. See here for more details.
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The Farmer Network is a LANTRA-approved training provider and organises courses for members and non-members on a variety of subjects. They also operate a training voucher scheme. See here for more details.
The Farmer Network organise regular events on and off the farm where farmers can share their knowledge and skills, covering farming practices and techniques, changes in legislation etc. See their Events page for up-to-date listings.
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The Farmer Network organise regular events on and off the farm where farmers can share their knowledge and skills, covering farming practices and techniques, changes in legislation etc. See their Events page for up-to-date listings.
Facilitate IT, UK Rural Skills’ sister company, has developed an online Training Needs Analyser (TNA) tool to help you see the skills your team is missing. More information available here.
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Facilitate IT, UK Rural Skills’ sister company, has developed an online Training Needs Analyser (TNA) tool to help you see the skills your team is missing. More information available here.
Cut down on paperwork with another Facilitate IT product, Training Manager: an automated online system for keeping your workforce training record up-to-date. More details here. Discounts on Facilitate IT products are available for UK Rural Skills members. 
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Cut down on paperwork with another Facilitate IT product, Training Manager: an automated online system for keeping your workforce training record up-to-date. More details here. Discounts on Facilitate IT products are available for UK Rural Skills members. 
Growth Hub can help provide access to support and funding for training (subject to eligibility). We have a wealth of knowledge about available grants for training so you can access support for free, we also have knowledge of training courses and training providers available in the region.
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Growth Hub can help provide access to support and funding for training (subject to eligibility). We have a wealth of knowledge about available grants for training so you can access support for free, we also have knowledge of training courses and training providers available in the region.

Richmondshire District Council Business and Community Team can provide skills support and training provider information to all businesses within the district. Contact them on  business@richmondshire.gov.uk or see their website here for more information.
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Richmondshire District Council Business and Community Team can provide skills support and training provider information to all businesses within the district. Contact them on  business@richmondshire.gov.uk or see their website here for more information.
Brown & Co offer a number of skills-related services to clients, including a training needs assessment, appraisal and skills assessment and manager/employee mentoring. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
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Brown & Co offer a number of skills-related services to clients, including a training needs assessment, appraisal and skills assessment and manager/employee mentoring. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
Stockbridge Technology Centre runs regular training events on crop health and protection. The best way to stay up to date is to register for their mailing list. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk.
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Stockbridge Technology Centre runs regular training events on crop health and protection. The best way to stay up to date is to register for their mailing list. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk.

Stockbridge Technology Centre offers bespoke training for groups, e.g. half day workshops on crop or pest management topics of your choice. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk for further details.   
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Stockbridge Technology Centre offers bespoke training for groups, e.g. half day workshops on crop or pest management topics of your choice. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk for further details.   

ADAS has significant practical knowledge, experience and understanding of current issues and technology in the agri-food, agricultural and environmental sectors. They can offer bespoke training for groups and individuals across a wide range of subject areas - contact Fiona Tweedie on fiona.tweedie@adas.co.uk for more information.
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ADAS has significant practical knowledge, experience and understanding of current issues and technology in the agri-food, agricultural and environmental sectors. They can offer bespoke training for groups and individuals across a wide range of subject areas - contact Fiona Tweedie on fiona.tweedie@adas.co.uk for more information.
Alongside BioVale, the Biorenewables Development Centre delivers workshops focused on bio-based products and processes including valorising food waste, feedstocks and anaerobic digestion, food packaging and bioplastics. See their upcoming events here.
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Alongside BioVale, the Biorenewables Development Centre delivers workshops focused on bio-based products and processes including valorising food waste, feedstocks and anaerobic digestion, food packaging and bioplastics. See their upcoming events here.
The Biorenewables Development Centre can help to identify relevant training opportunities for farm businesses and recommend memberships to various organisations. See here for more details.
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The Biorenewables Development Centre can help to identify relevant training opportunities for farm businesses and recommend memberships to various organisations. See here for more details.
The Federation of Small Businesses run regular events and workshops for small business owners, from exports and legislative changes to social media and digital marketing. All of their events are open to non-members and prices vary. See the FSB’s latest events on the FSB regional page for Yorkshire, The Humber and North East England.
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The Federation of Small Businesses run regular events and workshops for small business owners, from exports and legislative changes to social media and digital marketing. All of their events are open to non-members and prices vary. See the FSB’s latest events on the FSB regional page for Yorkshire, The Humber and North East England.
Hambleton District Council offers Apprentice and Graduate support schemes to help businesses in the Hambleton District area take on new staff. More details available here.
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Hambleton District Council offers Apprentice and Graduate support schemes to help businesses in the Hambleton District area take on new staff. More details available here.
Askham Bryan College offers a range of training and development options: part time, short courses and skills training, along with higher education degree level programmes, full-time study and apprenticeships. For details on training and development at the York Campus, see www.askham-bryan.ac.uk
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Askham Bryan College offers a range of training and development options: part time, short courses and skills training, along with higher education degree level programmes, full-time study and apprenticeships. For details on training and development at the York Campus, see www.askham-bryan.ac.uk
The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators 2019 Training Day
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The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators 2019 Training Day
Bishop Burton College provides a variety of training opportunities including full degrees and apprenticeships. You can search courses available here.
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Bishop Burton College provides a variety of training opportunities including full degrees and apprenticeships. You can search courses available here.
Bishop Burton College Business Service can also offer bespoke workshops and accredited business short courses to upskill farm staff and provide recognised practical qualifications. You can search the full range of available courses here.
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Bishop Burton College Business Service can also offer bespoke workshops and accredited business short courses to upskill farm staff and provide recognised practical qualifications. You can search the full range of available courses here.
The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators offers UKRS accredited training in Farm Accounting and Rural Business Administration. Courses run twice a year at Harrogate and Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. More details available here.
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The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators offers UKRS accredited training in Farm Accounting and Rural Business Administration. Courses run twice a year at Harrogate and Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. More details available here.
The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators also run a Minding Your Own Business workshop designed specifically for members of farming families. Dates and venues depend on demand. Contact IAgSA@IAgSA.co.uk or call 01604 770 372 for more information or to book.
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The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators also run a Minding Your Own Business workshop designed specifically for members of farming families. Dates and venues depend on demand. Contact IAgSA@IAgSA.co.uk or call 01604 770 372 for more information or to book.
Lantra offers a wide range of training across a number of different areas, including machinery, animals, managing pests and more. You can view their courses here and then search by city or postcode for the nearest provider. 
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Lantra offers a wide range of training across a number of different areas, including machinery, animals, managing pests and more. You can view their courses here and then search by city or postcode for the nearest provider. 

The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers free business skills training to family dairy and livestock farms across the UK.  Up to 300 farms can join the programme each year and participate in a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience. Topics include business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new opportunities for your farm.  To find out more information please click here.
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The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers free business skills training to family dairy and livestock farms across the UK. Up to 300 farms can join the programme each year and participate in a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience. Topics include business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new opportunities for your farm.  To find out more information please click here.
Applications for the Future Farmer Foundation 2020, sponsored by Tesco, are now open. A FREE programme, shaped from the very start by asking young farmers what they need to build their careers, has been designed to develop young farmers future in a diverse farming and aquaculture industry. Applications close on 29th September 2019 apply here.
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Applications for the Future Farmer Foundation 2020, sponsored by Tesco, are now open. A FREE programme, shaped from the very start by asking young farmers what they need to build their careers, has been designed to develop young farmers future in a diverse farming and aquaculture industry. Applications close on 29th September 2019 apply here.