New Agriculture Apprenticeship Assessor at NSC

New Agriculture Apprenticeship Assessor at NSC

New agricultural assessor Sian Spear (Left) and new motor vehicle assessor Julian Jones (right)

North Shropshire College (NSC) has recently recruited a new assessor to support the growing Agricultural apprenticeships area. Sian Spear has joined NSC after working in learner support and assessing at another college, Sian has worked in agriculture for many years including spending a year in New Zealand managing dairy farms. Sian grew up on her family’s farm and still helps out, her family farm deer but used to produce sheep and beef. Sian has joined the College alongside new motor vehicle assessor, Julian Jones.

Sian studied agriculture at a Welsh agricultural college and completed an Open University land-based degree; she is involved in the Young Farmers and the local community in Mid Wales and Brecon and will be making links and getting involved in Shropshire. She is looking for placement opportunities for potential apprenticeships; it is a good time for new apprenticeships to start.

Sian commented ‘I’m excited to be here, it’s different but same. It’ll be interesting to get to know a new area.’

For more information about Apprenticeships at NSC, please call Apprenticeships Manager Lucy Bowen on 01939 262169 or email You can also see what sectors are available on the NSC website at

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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