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 ➢ A lack of courses in horticulture have forced larger units to create their own in-house training schemes, leaving smaller farms with a vacuum of educational establishments for new entrant learning.
“The big growers will provide it in house. Partly because what was out there for a while wasn’t really fit for purpose and now there really isn’t anything. Effectively the big growers have had to develop their own schemes. So they’ll have in-house training that effectively delivers that but it will be very much designed around the needs of that company. But for small growers they obviously don’t have the option to do that” (Career changers 1)
Factors that might discourage farmers from investing time or money into training new workers include the vulnerability of the current climate, as well as limits to their own resources.

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