For the Future of Farming

Management Trainee Opportunities and Profiles

We have set out below some ot the opportunities we have in terms of roles for trainees to join ForFarmers and have also provided profiles of three managers within the business who have progressed during their careers to management positions with high levels of responsibility.

Raw Material Trainees
Based at various locations around the UK, the Raw Materials Department is responsible for buying raw materials for our compound feed mills and blends plants. Our buying quantities range from a few kilograms of key nutrients, to thousands of tonnes of cereals. Raw Materials are the biggest single cost to ForFarmers and detailed knowledge of these materials and their availability, combined with a thorough understanding of the key markets, is absolutely critical to our business. Read more...

Operations Trainee
ForFarmers operates twelve compound feed mills across the UK. Each mill varies in size and complexity, with each mill manufacturing a variety of products for different classes of livestock and then delivering them directly to our farmer customers. Our operations teams have to manufacture a range of high quality products using computerised process technology. They also have to maintain complex and expensive machinery and manage large transport fleets. They have to meet rigorous production standards, be responsive to customer’s needs and comply with demanding health and safety requirements and environmental performance measures. Read more...

Trainee Account Managers
ForFarmers provides the most comprehensive and highly regarded training within the animal feed industry. At ForFarmers we use our own training and technical staff, as well as external training consultants and university veterinary schools. Using ForFarmers unrivalled nutritional expertise, market leading products and knowledge of livestock, Trainees will learn how to build long term relationships with their customers, by understanding and meeting their needs. Trainees will also need to build relationships with colleagues in all the other areas of ForFarmers extensive operations: customer services, manufacturing and distribution. Read more...

Graduate Profiles

Ketill Lord - Regional Operations Manager
With a strong interest in science, Ketill joined the central laboratory of Pauls Agriculture as a Laboratory Assistant in 1982. The company supported his studies in analytical chemistry and he progressed through the laboratory structure, ultimately taking charge of the analytical team.

Will Foote - Raw Material Manager
Will has worked for ForFarmers for 20 years. He comes from a farming family and has a degree in agriculture from Harper Adams University College. Will started his career in the Company in the Formulations Department and, a year later, moved into raw material buying. During his time as a buyer, the range of raw materials he is responsible for has changed and, for a few years, he bought other items such as energy, vehicles, packaging etc.

Martin Helliwell - Sales Executive
Martin has worked for ForFarmers for 10 years. He is a graduate in Land Management Technology with 10 years’ experience in various dairy herdsman jobs, including farm management in New Zealand. He also has an HND and a National Diploma in Agriculture.

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