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10-10-2017

ForFarmers continues to offer placement opportunities as part of the Pig Industry Scholarship Scheme

Pig Placement

ForFarmers are once again attending the Harper Adams Scholarship Fair on the 26th October to offer placement opportunities as part of the Pig Industry Scholarship Scheme, in association with AHDB Pork and Harper Adams University.

Placement opportunity at ForFarmers

ForFarmers supports ambitious students who are keen to gain experience in a dynamic and developing sector.

The scholarship is open to degree and foundation degree students at Harper Adams University.

ForFarmers have offered placement opportunities to three students in the past four years giving them exposure to the pig and animal nutrition industry. The placement year allows scholars to gain a range of experience in all areas of the company including; production, sales, marketing and logistics, whilst being mentored by industry experts.

Sian Southwell, who is currently undergoing her placement year talks about why she chose ForFarmers and her experience so far,

“ForFarmers is Europe’s market leader in animal nutrition and the reputation it has gained in the agriculture industry is what attracted me the most to apply to the scholarship. I have no past experience in the pig industry so gaining new knowledge for my career development is invaluable to me and what better way to learn about a new industry than in your placement year! My induction was filled with farm visits, learning different pig systems and meeting the people behind the leading total feed business, which has made me even more excited for the rest of the year. The ForFarmers placement offers the opportunity to move around the business working alongside different departments. This makes this scholarship unique and more of a reason to apply for your year of placement.”

To find out more about the Pig Industry Scholarship Scheme and the placement opportunity with ForFarmers click here

For more information on how to apply to the Pig Industry Scholarship, go to the Harper Adams University dedicated page here. The application closing date is 12pm on Friday 10th November and interviews will be held at the ForFarmers Head Office in Bury St Edmunds shortly afterwards.

Please note: Paper applications are no longer accepted.