Sugar Industry Programme 2018-19

Want to learn more about the UK Sugar industry? Recruitment for the Sugar Industry Programme 2018/2019 is now under way!


The Sugar Industry Programme provides a fantastic opportunity to any grower who wishes to learn more about the UK Sugar industry and develop their professional skills. The programme which is in its ninth year of delivery is jointly funded by NFU Sugar and British Sugar and will start on the 22nd November 2018.

The SIP will once again consist of a wide range of visits that cover the entirety of the UK Sugar industry. Participants will get the opportunity to:

  • Visit the Germains Seed Technology processing facility
  • Take a tour around the Wissington Factory
  • Visit the British Beet and Research Organisation (BBRO) facilities in Norwich
  • Attend a two day event in Westminster, which includes a Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons which is hosted by a Member of Parliament
  • Visit the KWS’s head offices in Einbeck, Germany
  • Attend the NFU National Conference. 
  • Gain media and presentation training

The 2018/2019 Sugar Industry Programme Schedule is as follows:

Media training, Opening dinner and tour around Germains Seed Technology processing facilities

Kings Lynns, Norfolk

Thursday 22nd/ Friday 23rd November

British Sugar Factory Tour (Wissington)

Wissington, Downham Market

Wednesday 28th November

British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) visit

Norwich, Norfolk

Wednesday 12th December

KWS Seed Visit

Einbeck, Germany

Tuesday 22nd/ Wednesday 23rd January

Introduction to Westminster and Sugar Parliamentary Reception

Westminster, London

Tuesday 29th/Wednesday 30th January

NFU Conference

ICC, Birmingham

Tuesday 19th/ Wednesday 20th February

Closing event and presentation training

NFU HQ, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Tuesday 5thMarch (overnight stay)


The programme will take place between November 2018 and March 2019 and includes a number of overnight stays. The programme includes travel and accommodation costs. Successful applicants are expected to attend all events within the programme

If you would like to participate, please send your CV and a covering letter telling us about yourself and why you would like to take part in the Sugar Industry Programme to

Participants must be available to attend all dates on the programme. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th October 2018.

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