Trainee Analyst
graduate scheme
Expires6 days

Trainee Analyst

Job description

Would you like to work in a supportive, collaborative and professional environment?

If you are ambitious and passionate about research, analysis and communication then our Trainee Analyst role is for you.

Our Trainee Analyst role is perfect for those who like to analyse information. You will have opportunities to understand the detail of what is driving domestic and global agricultural commodity markets, manage large datasets and get out into the agricultural industry to discuss these matters with key stakeholders.

AHDB MI recruits staff from a mix of different backgrounds – both agricultural and non-agricultural. Our Trainee Analyst Scheme provides a structured training and development programme for new entrants into the industry who wish to develop their careers, as well as those with experience who are looking at entering a new role.

How the Trainee Analyst Scheme works
Trainee analysts will be employed on permanent contracts, but will participate in a development programme lasting 18 months. At completion of the 18-month programme, a permanent role will be available within the MI department in line with business requirements

The 18-month programme will involve a number of aspects including:

  • Intensive induction period to build understanding of AHDB
  • Tailored training courses to develop both generic and technical skills
  • Opportunities to participate in farm and industry visits to build knowledge of agriculture and the wider food supply chain

The main priority of the 18-month programme is a series of placements across the four key functions of the Market Intelligence department:

  1. Arable market specialists: looking into the driving the prices and market fundamentals for cereals, oilseeds and potato markets
  2. Livestock market specialists: analysing the key pieces of market information for the pork, beef, lamb and dairy sectors
  3. Data and analysis: this placement will help understand how to handle and securely manage large datasets whilst providing analysis on key data for the industry
  4. Strategic insight: the team has three key areas, analysing the latest trends in consumer’s behaviour, looking in-depth into agricultural policy and evaluating how effective AHDB projects are in the industry

Role purpose and responsibilities
The role of the Trainee Analyst is to learn what role an Analyst undertakes by assisting with, and taking the lead of, researching, collation, and analysis of agricultural market information.

  • Assist with the preparation of analysis and its clear dissemination
  • Follow existing data and information processes
  • Contribute to small and medium-sized projects in consultation with other staff
  • Keep abreast of appropriate industry developments
  • Maintain effective working contact with internal staff
  • Develop communication skills internally and externally

What we are looking for

  • Interest in the agriculture sector or wider food supply chain
  • Outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the confidence to negotiate with a range of stakeholders across AHDB and the industry
  • Skilled in handling and analysing data, with good IT skills
  • Good planning and organisation skills with a structured and methodical approach to any task, identifying priorities and setting deadlines
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • A focus on internal and external customers
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • A desire to seek new ideas and areas of research and development to provide solutions for levy payers and industry
  • Keen to seek out new opportunities for learning and career progression
  • To apply you must be a British citizen or be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.


Completed, or be studying for, a professional qualification to degree standard in a numerate subject (such as business, economics, maths, science) or agriculture. Equivalent experience of these areas is also applicable.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

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Closing date: 28/04/2019


Additional job details

LocationStoneleigh · Warwickshire


Working hoursFull-time

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