Land Based Industries Task Group

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Priorities 2019–2020

The Task Group will adopt a core and subgroup approach to enable employers to focus on their subsectors (e.g. 1) horticulture/growing/gardening/forestry, 2) food and wine production, 3) animal/livestock) with the engineering elements of land-based sector addressed via our Engineering Task Group, and the visitor side of land based industries via our Visitor Economy Task Group.

The group provisionally relaunches in February 2020 and areas that the group will focus on will include:

  • Future skills – automation, digital skills and clean growth within the sector
  • Careers East Sussex – the careers campaign for East Sussex that is running over the next two years
  • Curriculum development
  • Careers advice in schools
  • Apprenticeship provision
  • Adult upskilling and retraining

For the Careers Campaign 2020–21 the following roles will be promoted:

  • Gardener/horticulturalist
  • Veterinary Nurse