Students wanted for paid placement in pig and poultry industry

Applications close on Friday November 16 and the scheme starts in July 2019
Applications close on Friday November 16 and the scheme starts in July 2019

The pig and poultry sectors are on the lookout for two students to complete a 12 month paid scholarship placement, with both positions starting at £16,500.

Feed manufacturer ABN and Harper Adams University are searching for the next generation of emerging talent to join their industry scholarship placements.

During the 12-month placement, students will also benefit from a competitive salary of £16,500, 25 days of annual leave and line management and mentoring.

Combining on-farm and industry experience, the placements see time split evenly between different areas, taking participants through every aspect of the industry.

The successful candidates will firstly gain hands-on experience, learning the practical day-to-day operations of a working farm, before moving into the ABN business for the remaining months.

During this final phase, students will gain experience in the business, including customer support, nutrition and formulations.

Applications are now live on the Harper Adams placement portal and will close on Friday, November 16 with the scheme to start in July 2019.

A background in agriculture isn’t essential to take part in the programmes, but a passion for the industry and nutrition are.

Danny Johnson, Head of Commercial at ABN, said: “We are looking for team players and innovative thinkers, with good organisational skills and time management.

“In return, successful applicants will experience an invaluable year which will build their knowledge of the pig and poultry industries and key business competencies, as well as gain vital experience which is so sought after in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.”