Profitability | Apiculture

A current glut in honey means that some beekeepers are struggling to keep their businesses profitable.


Biosecurity | Apiculture

Beekeepers face ongoing challenges with managing pests and diseases. 


Qualifications | Apiculture

The existing programme design has high theoretical components and does not align with the practical skills required on the job.


Attraction and Retention | Arable

It is challenging to attract skilled people into the arable farming industry.

Attraction and Retention

Delivery and Assessment | Arable

The seasonal nature of the industry means that it is difficult to complete a qualification within the time frame of employment.

Delivery and Assessment

Regulatory Compliance | Arable

Legislation and compliance with on-farm emissions and climate change are a challenge.

Regulatory Compliance

Attraction and Retention | Dairy

Attraction and retention is a challenge for the Dairy industry, specifically, attracting people with the right skills for the specific requirements of the work.

Attraction and Retention

Mental Health and Wellbeing | Dairy

Mental health and resilience are ongoing concerns for the Dairy industry.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Qualifications | Dairy

The vocational education system has not been flexible and nimble enough to meet industry need.

Provision of LearningQualifications

Profitability | Equine, Greyhounds and Racing

The current operating model of the racing industry is not generating enough money to provide investment in the upkeep of infrastructure or employee training.

ProfitabilityRegulatory Compliance

Pathways | Equine, Greyhounds and Racing

There is an industry perception that low staff retention is due to lack of clear career pathways and links to expected levels of remuneration.

Attraction and RetentionPathways

Qualifications | Equine, Greyhounds and Racing

The existing licensing system doesn't align with qualification requirements.