NFU (National Farmers Union)
graduate scheme

Agricultural Policy Graduate Scheme 2020

Job description

Do you have a passion for agriculture? Would you like the opportunity to really make a difference to NFU members? If yes, then the NFU’s Agricultural Policy Graduate Scheme is for you.

The Agricultural Policy Graduate Scheme offered by the NFU is a fantastic opportunity to build on your existing knowledge, work with and learn from industry specialists and join an organisation with over one hundred years’ experience of farming and rural issues.

We will develop your knowledge of the NFU the agriculture and horticulture industries and the issues facing our members, by offering you a comprehensive and purpose built programme. This will include working in a variety of departments, such as Policy, Food and Farming, and NFU’s Regional Offices.

  • A one-off graduate entry scheme payment of £1,000
  • 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays)
  • Two-year fixed term contract commencing September 2020

What we are looking for

Have excellent team working, problem solving, communication and project management skills. The desire to represent and help our members and to progress within the NFU is an essential requirement. Knowledge of the agricultural industry or a background in farming would be a distinct advantage.

You will be required to work in various locations throughout the UK and therefore a flexible approach to location is essential.


You will have or predicted to have a 2:1 degree or above.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide · Warwickshire

How to apply

Assessment centre date: Friday 13 March 2020
Second stage interview: Friday 3 April 2020

For further details and how to apply please visit our graduate careers page.

For any queries, please email or call 02476 858742.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 6 January 2020

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Closing date:  12 January 2020

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