SanLucar has agreed to employ 150 graduates with an agricultural diploma at its Tunisian tomato and berry farms each year.

The company already offers trainees the opportunity to undergo the practical part of their training at its farms.

The new deal with the Agency for Agricultural Education and Training (AVFA), international development foundation Swisscontact Tunisia, Hedi Bouchemaoui Group (HBG) and further extends its educational training commitment to the Tunisian authorities.

“Up to 70 per cent of graduates in Tunisia have trouble finding a job. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to recruit well-trained professionals,” SanLucar said.

“This way, young trainees will get the opportunity to put the theory they have learned into practice from the very beginning, to gain insights into the real working world and find out which areas they enjoy the most.

“The private companies have the advantage of getting to know their trainees better hiring them for specific positions after they graduate.”

As a leader in the production of fruits and vegetables in Tunisia, SanLucar is actively involved in the fields of agriculture, agri-food and the environment.

The company’s tomato farm, La Cinquième Saison, has been contributing to the training and development of young people in the agricultural sector since 2017.