20th January 2021

Taunton student impresses scholarship sponsor

A Countryside Management student, Jack Armstrong, has been offered work with Thatchers Cider after completing a work placement with the company as part of a scholarship package.

Jack, 19, from Taunton received one of the College’s Land-based Scholarships with Thatchers Cider. This included £500 for the duration of the course to support his studies, and 200 hours’ work placement with the sponsor. Whilst at the company Jack put elements of his College-based studies into practice by taking part in orchard work and winter jobs such as pruning and planting. He also had the opportunity to see every step of the cider-making business, from fruit pressing, fermentation blending, packaging, distribution, and marketing.

Jack, former student of the West Somerset Community School said, “The Scholarship has been invaluable in terms of the experience I have gained. It was hard work at times, involving long days and early starts, but the hard work has paid off as I have been offered and accepted a summer job in primary processing.”

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Jack Armstrong

Jack with Richard Johnson and Sara Colley from Thatchers Cider.