We encourage our offices to develop ties with local schools and colleges to help promote agriculture as a career option – whilst at the same time getting more involved with the community. This local support extends further still with many of our employees taking part in a range of community volunteer and sponsorship programmes in their regions.
Links with local schools and colleges
At AB Vista we are keen for our larger offices to develop links with local schools and colleges so we can help promote agriculture as a career option whilst getting more involved with the local community
ESC in Wales has links with Bridgend College and has supported short term work placements and a longer term industry placement, as well as giving talks on enzyme assays at the College.
Our Marlborough office has teamed up with local secondary school St Johns, and is involved in their career fairs, mock interviews, career talks and annual Science Week.
Our office in Janesville, USA, supports a local team in the First Lego League (FLL), introducing children aged from 9 to 14 to the fun of science and technology. Our employee Trisha coaches the team and we are also one of their sponsors for the current season.
And when Hurricane Irma hit the East coast of the United States in September 2017, the team in our lab in Plantation, Florida, volunteered to join the relief effort, sorting out food donated for the shelters.