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MorePerformance, the training and development division of the specialist recruiter MorePeople, has announced that their Leadership and Development Programme (MLDP) has been approved by Lantra for delivery under the LandSkills programme.

LandSkills, managed by Lantra on behalf of Yorkshire Forward, is part of the EU supported Rural Development Project for England. The LandSkills programme is designed to deliver sustainable business benefits to the agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

Approval by Lantra means that companies placing delegates on the MLDP will be eligible to have 50% of the costs of the programme funded via LandSkills. In order to be eligible, businesses must be involved in some form of primary production but unlike many other funded training options there is no restriction on the size of the company or any exemptions based on prior training or educational attainment of the delegates.

MorePerformance Director Peter Hunt says “The MLDP has been operating successfully for over five years within our core sectors of Fresh Produce, Horticulture and Garden & Leisure. Having a bespoke version of the programme endorsed by Tesco Plc, for their Produce and Horticultural suppliers, in 2005 was a great fillip for us and now gaining approval from Lantra to deliver the MLDP under the LandSkills initiative is another great achievement. We are particularly pleased that the MLDP has been given match funding as we feel that this is a great opportunity for some of the smaller enterprises to gain access to the type of training and development initiatives that perhaps in the past they may have felt was inaccessible to them on cost grounds.”

The first ‘Yorkshire’ MLDP will be starting in early 2009.

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