Fresh start for equine apprentices at CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) recently welcomed its first students onto its new equine apprenticeship programme for registration and induction. Apprenticeship Students Scott Alexander and Shannon McGinley getting to know the horses on the CAFRE Equitation yard during their registration day. The college would like to thank the employers who are…

DAERA announces £362,635 for two new agri-food research projects

The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that two research institutions in Northern Ireland, AFBI and Ulster University are to benefit from £362,635 of new funding awarded through the DAERA/DAFM 2017 Competitive Research Call. The awards are provided through the ‘Research and Development Partnership’ between DAERA and the Department of Agriculture,…

New opportunity for SMEs to go digital

Register with a unique collaboration project that pairs up SMEs with digital experts DigitaliseSME is a pilot project funded by the European Commission that aims to support the digital transformation of small and medium-sized businesses and mid-caps across Europe. Its goal is to match businesses looking to implement a digitalisation project with carefully chosen digital…

Exploring Enterprise Programme

The Exploring Enterprise Programme is a Free special support initiative aimed at helping unemployed or economically inactive individuals improve their employment prospects as well as exploring potential self-employment opportunities. The course provides one-to-one tailored business mentoring support, with the opportunity to work towards achieving an accredited QCF Level 1 Qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise. Support…