WUC student accepts internship with APS Group

January 2023

Image for press release - Patrick and Brian stand in an undercover growing space looking at young plants
(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

In 2022, Writtle University College's Dr Kambiz (Kami) Baghalian announced the launch of a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with APS Group Ltd, the UK's leading supplier of British tomatoes.

The partnership aims to support future generations of students. It offers hands-on opportunities to understand the latest technological advancements and to learn to sustainably produce crops.

Kami said: "Thanks to fantastic effort made by my former MSc student, Kit Marfleet, during the first round, we managed to test, validate and optimise a system to address some of the major challenges in beef tomato production.

"I am pleased to announce that APS Group Ltd has decided to take this partnership to the next level by offering an internship to my next candidate student, Patrick Di Phiri, who will be working on this KTP project."

Patrick is currently doing his internship at APS site based on Isle of Wight under the mentorship of Brian Moralee, the growing manager of APS, where he will be introduced to the growing process, technology, formula, energy and environment.

Writtle University College is committed to training a new generation of highly skilled graduates who are ready to join the industry and play an instrumental role within the landscape of 21st century crop production.

This would not be possible without having pioneering organisations on board, such as APS Group Ltd, who have a research-oriented attitude to business.

For more information on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at Writtle University College, click here.