Graduate Trainee (Agricultural Policy)
graduate scheme

Graduate Trainee (Agricultural Policy)

NFU (National Farmers Union)

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.

Two-year fixed term contract commencing September 2018.

Company information

The NFU is the UK’s largest trade association representing farmers and growers across England and Wales. It is regarded as one of the most effective lobbying organisations in Europe, negotiating with governments and pressure groups at a local, national, European and international level.

The NFU is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

Person requirements

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

Qualifications and experience requirements

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

Accepted degree subjects




A one-off graduate entry scheme payment of £1,000, 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays)



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Two

For further details and to download an application form please visit our graduate page via the Apply button.

Assessment centre dates: 6/7 March 2018.
Second stage interview: 20 March 2018.

For any queries, please contact Alex Goode or call 02476 858713.

Closing date: 14/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 14/01/2018

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