MA Agriculture: Practical experience is the key to success
Sine has successfully completed her Modern Apprenticeship SVQ in Agriculture and is now working towards her SVQ in Livestock at SCQF Level 6. Sine has been shortlisted for the Agriculture Land-based Learner of the Year Lantra Award.
Sine is studying at SRUC Oatirdge but is a valued employee on Fearn Farm in Tain: “When I was in secondary school I had the opportunity to have a 3 weeks work experience at Fearn Farm. I knew instantly that I wanted to learn more so I manage to return back to Fearn Farm on extended work experience and then was offered to start my SVQ Level 2 in Agriculture.”
“I have completed a range of training along side my MA including Blue Seal Shearing, Lantra Forklift Course and my intensive driving test, all which has been not only valuable to me but also my employer.”
Sine believes that the practical experience she has received is key to succeeding in this industry: “I would encourage people to get as much work-experience as possible, as I personally feel it’s the best way to learn. It has opened up so many opportunities for me.”
“I love and I am passionate about what I do and not even the weather can put me off. I try to achieve the best possible result with not only my college work but also with my practical work on the farm.”
“I have a supportive team surrounding me at Fearn Farm and I love working on a daily basis with sheep, cattle and my dogs.”
Sine hopes to continue working on Fearn Farm but has larger hopes on traveling to New Zealand to widen her experiences in lambing.