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Prizes Worth over £5,000 in Pfizer Trainee Awards

by 5m Editor
17 May 2010, at 10:09a.m.

UK - Trainees in the pig and poultry industries have the opportunity to compete for more than £5,000 worth of prizes in the 2010 Pfizer Trainee of the Year Awards.

Not only does each winner benefit from a £2,000 training grant, he or she receives a &500 cash prize and trophy during a prestigious ceremony at the House of Commons with hotel accommodation in central London provided by the sponsors, Pfizer Animal Health.


The Minister presents the prizes to Georgina Cherrill (above) and Andrew Hall (below)

The awards are organised in conjunction with Pig World and Poultry World.

"The success of the UK pig and poultry industries owes a great deal to the skill and dedication of those caring for livestock," says Emmeline Randall, Pfizer product manager. "Training plays a key role, and it is encouraging this is being increasingly recognised right through the food chain."

Last year's awards were presented by Jim Fitzpatrick, Minister for Farming and the Environment, to Georgina Cherrill who works on an Ermine Farms pig breeder unit near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, and to Andrew Hall who began his career in the hatchery with P.D. Hook in Lincolnshire and then chose to switch to one of the firm's breeder farms providing the hatching eggs.

Anyone who is developing their skills through on-the-job NVQ training can enter, and there is no age limit. The deadline for entries is 16 July for the poultry award, and 30 July for the pig award.

Entry forms can be obtained by e-mailing roger@bhrcommunications.co.uk.