Delivered in partnership with Chippindale Foods, Morrisons’ own integrated egg operation, as well as numerous companies who are specialists within the Egg industry, this Academy is aimed at those wanting to join the UK’s fastest growing protein sector - eggs!
Despite being an industry worth over £1 billion to the UK economy, there is a shortage of people coming into the industry and there is very little training currently available, which is why we have developed the British Egg Academy with the support of industry specialists.
Laying Hen Industry Support
30 companies and organisations alongside Morrisons and Chippindale Foods will provide practical, on-site visits and teaching, click on their names below to find out more:
ABN, Alltech, Avivets, British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA), Country Fresh Pullets (Lloyds Animal Feeds), DSM, Eggbase, Elliott Eggs Ltd, EggSell, Ellerington Engineering, ForFarmers, Joice and Hill, Humphrey Feeds and Pullets, Huvepharma, Hy-Line, Lintz Hall Farm, Lohmann GB Limited, Massey Feeds, National Farmers Union (NFU), Next Steps Agreed, Noble Foods, NSF International, Newquip, Poultry Health Services (PHS), Potters Poultry, RSPCA, Thompsons Feeds, Wot-A-Pullet, Wot-An-Egg.
Safe working in agriculture
Environmental and Land-based Business
Introduction to Farm Animal Production
Introduction to Animal and Plant Husbandry
Introduction to Animal and Plant Biology
Assisting with Agriculture Habitat Management
Undertake Level 2 Work Related Experience in the Industries
Undertake an 'Egg-vestigative Project' supported by an industry specialist, this could be completing research in the workplace or investigating an issue using company information and resources
Maths and / or English (if not achieved at grade 4).
Four GCSEs at grade 3, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. A satisfactory reference is also needed.
At the end of the Academy there will be a day hosted by Morrisons where students and representatives from all companies will come together.
This will give students the chance to network with company representatives and discuss opportunities going forwards.
Throughout the course we encourage students to discover what part of the course they find most interesting and have conversations with their host companies.