10 finalists battle it out to win a £25,000 job with large UK farm business

In a series of six videos, we see ten apprentices compete on a hectic week-long bootcamp at Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire before being crowned Farmers Apprentice 2016 and landing a one-year £25,000 assistant farm manager apprenticeship with top farming business Farmcare.

The first three episodes are already available to watch on the Farmers Weekly website with another added each Friday until the final episode, and the announcement of the winner, on November 4.

The ten contenders are:

Dan Hawes, aged 20, from Stradbroke, Suffolk

Thomas Meeson, aged 25, from Bideford, Devon

Thomas Gent, aged 18,  from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Sam Bennett, aged 21, from Southam, Warwickshire

Joe Weston, aged 22, from Overton, York

Emily Davis, aged 20, from Aubourn, Lincolnshire

Chloe Dunne, aged 19,  from Burbage, Leicestershire

Camilla Hyselden-Ashby, aged 24,  from Ashford, Kent

Lucy Wild, aged 22, from York

Florence Mannerings, aged 20, from Compton, Winchester

Karl Schneider, UK Editorial Director of Proagrica, RBI’s global agriculture business, said: “Farmers Apprentice aims to provide young people with a kick-start to their careers in farming, and also to highlight the range of skills needed to succeed and show what a dynamic and rewarding industry UK agriculture can be.

“During their 12-month apprenticeship, the winner will be thrown into a role that will draw on these skills and capabilities, including the ability to communicate clearly, to work as part of a team, to adapt to change and to be creative and tenacious in the face of new challenges.

“At bootcamp we pushed all 10 of our young apprentices to the limit, requiring them to apply and hone these skills during each day’s task, with lots of late nights and early starts along the way.”

Farmers Apprentice is supported by Co-operative food, Bishop Burton College, Farmcare, New Holland Agriculture and Bayer.

You can read more about these partners here: http://www.fwi.co.uk/farmersapprentice/partners