Graduate Trainee (Communications and Marketing)
graduate scheme

Graduate Trainee (Communications and Marketing)

NFU (National Farmers Union)

Job description

Do you want to work in communications or marketing? Do you have what it takes to work with one of the leading organisations representing British farming and food production? Do you want to get experience of working in a high profile national organisation which is rarely out of the news?

If you are a graduate and you have answered yes then the NFU’s Communications and Marketing Graduate Scheme will be the place for you.

The NFU’s Communications and Marketing Graduate Scheme offers a rare opportunity to get experience of campaigning, media managing, publishing, event management and multi-channel marketing in an award-winning in-house team. You will have the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge, work with and learn from communications and marketing experts and join an organisation which is recognised as the leader in its field.

We will develop your knowledge of communications and marketing techniques in a fast paced in-house team, as well as giving you experience of working in one of the most important industries in the country – farming, which supplies the raw ingredients for the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, UK food and drink. You will gain an understanding of the NFU, the agriculture and horticulture industries and the issues facing our members, in a comprehensive and purpose-built programme which includes working across all our communications, publishing and marketing teams.

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 Warwickshire and one other location therefore a flexible approach to location is essential.

Qualifications and experience requirements

The successful candidates will have or predicted to have a 2:1 degree or equivalent industry-related qualification and have excellent team working, problem solving, communication and planning skills. The desire to represent and campaign on behalf of our members is essential as is the desire to further your career in a communications or marketing role.

Accepted degree subjects




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



This role will be based in Warwickshire and one other location in the UK, therefore a flexible approach to location is essential

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: 15/16 March 2018.
Second stage interview: 27 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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