ABP Angus Youth Challenge

Dr Sam Kennedy CAFRE judge, Pupils Gerard Gray, Ethan Donnelly and Hannah Hill pictured with ABP Managing Director George Mullan during the semi final of the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.


Here’s a chance for your school to plan ahead before entries open once again for the ABP Angus Youth Challenge in September 2019:

The ABP Angus Youth Challenge is an immersive work experience opportunity with one of Business in the Community’s leading and award-winning members, ABP Food Group. It shines a light on the great employment opportunities right across the agri-food sector and helps bridge the gap between education and the world of work.

Feedback from participating schools has been extremely positive. Teachers say their pupils have grown in confidence, gained vital work-life skills and practical experience. Learning outcomes are relevant to a range of subjects from Agriculture, Home Economics, Business Studies the Sciences.

It’s a skills development opportunity for 14-16 year olds in an exciting competition-style format. When it launches once again to Years 11 & 12 it will require teams of 2-5 individuals to submit a short video. If shortlisted, they will then prepare a display to compete in an exhibition-style national heat.

Becoming a finalist means benefitting from a comprehensive farm to fork skills development experience with one of Europe’s leading integrated agri-businesses as well as financial rewards for both them and their school. 

You do not have to live on a farm to take part. Finalists so far have come from towns and cities, from schools such as Belfast Royal Academy, St Louis Grammar Ballymena and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution as well as rural schools such as Aughnacloy College and Fivemiletown College.

  • Watch the short video below to hear what some of them have to say about the benefits