Digital Dairy Chain

Lynne Somerville

Skills Lead

My role is to lead the ‘Workforce of the Future’ which will aid the project in transforming and delivering against how the dairy sector and supply chain workforce is attracted and retained.

We will establish a skills forum and conduct an audit and mapping exercise to understand the landscape where we are currently and where we need to be in terms of training provision and education policy to support the dairy sector over the next 10-25 + years..

Over my career, I have worked mainly in the private sector, in both large and small organisations. I also worked for myself on a few occasions in a start-up environment, during which time I worked on several contracts specific to the education sector in Scotland and the Middle East. Since joining the education sector full-time five years ago, I have worked with industry to aid in bridging skills gaps and to organisations to attract and retain talent supported by the suite of post-school entry qualifications up to and including MSc level programmes.

Outside of the work I like the simple things. I walk and run with my dog daily, with the occasional hike and exercise class flung in for good measure. To relax, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially where food is involved!

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