Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has opened its journey scholarship, price £4,000, for functions.

Purposes are open to anybody above the age of 18 working within the pink meat sector in Wales. The scholarship will present the winner with the chance to review a side of pink meat manufacturing or processing wherever on the earth.

These serious about making use of can receive the applying type through the HCC web site and are inspired to fill it out and submit it earlier than the time limit of Friday, April 28.

HCC’s trade growth govt, James Ruggeri, mentioned the scholarship has been working for over twenty years and offers an “unrivalled alternative” for anybody concerned within the pink meat trade in Wales.

“France, New Zealand, the USA and Chile are only a handful of locations the place HCC students have travelled to in recent times,” he mentioned.

“In contrast to different scholarships, there isn’t a higher age restrict on the HCC scholarship. We’re on the lookout for bold people who’re dedicated to enhancing their very own understanding while additionally enjoying an element in growing the trade as a complete.”

An ‘wonderful alternative’

Students can select to review any matter inside the pink meat provide chain. Research journeys can last as long as six weeks and students are anticipated to put in writing a scholarship report and share their findings with the broader trade upon their return.

The 2022 scholarship winner, Charlie Cooper-Harding, used his journey to journey to Chile and South America the place he studied beef trade productiveness and perceptions.

“I wish to encourage anybody considering of making use of for this scholarship to take action,” he mentioned.

“That is a tremendous alternative to journey wherever on the earth to review a subject of your curiosity.

“I’ve personally bought a lot out of the expertise and have made contacts for all times.”

Ruggeri mentioned the scholarship not solely offers the “distinctive alternative” to review and journey internationally, however it additionally affords membership of the HCC Scholarship Affiliation – a community of previous HCC students who meet all year long to share recommendation.