Daniel Duerden
Daniel Duerden

Daniel Duerden

Agriculture Apprenticeship
Mountain Farm, Blacko

When Daniel finished school he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in farming and did not want to continue with full-time study. He has always had a keen interest in the farm and is an active member of his local Young Farmers group. In addition to looking after the traditional sheep and beef cattle reared on the farm, Daniel has been rearing his own turkeys to supply to local butchers for Christmas. Daniel moved onto his Advanced Apprenticeship in the middle of last year and is making excellent progress. 

“I have really enjoyed doing the Apprentice scheme as I have been able to do my qualification whilst earning money and doing the job I love. I would much rather be working outdoors than sat in a classroom as I am a practical person. I did my Level
2 Apprenticeship on another farm and enjoyed the experience of working somewhere else and learning how other farms work. I am now back at home on the family farm doing my Level 3 Apprenticeship which is showing me how the farm works as a business and helping me work towards my goal of one day taking over from my dad and running the farm.”

Simon Duerden, farm owner and father said:

“Daniel is a hard worker and is very keen to learn. He enjoys his job and he has a good relationship with his tutor Graham and Kate his coordinator from the College. We were very pleased when he chose to do his Level 3.”

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