Graduate Trainee (Marketing and Communications)
graduate scheme

Graduate Trainee (Marketing and Communications)

NFU (National Farmers Union)
£22,500 pa

Job description

Do you want to work in marketing or communications? Do you have what it takes to work with one of the leading organisations representing 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 why not apply for the NFU’s Marketing and Communications Graduate Trainee Scheme.

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

We will develop your knowledge of marketing and communications 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 2017

Company information

The successful candidates will 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 marketing or communications role.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

The successful candidates will have a 2:1 degree or above and have excellent team working, problem solving, communication and planning skills. The desire to represent and help our members and progress within the NFU are essential requirements, and knowledge of the agricultural industry or a background in farming would be a distinct advantage.

Accepted degree subjects



£22,500 pa

A one off graduate entry scheme payment of £1,000



Please note that this role requires working in Warwickshire and one other location in the UK, therefore a flexible approach to location is essential. We would also look for successful candidates to hold a full driving licence.

Contract and working hours

Fixed term

Start date


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.

For any queries, please contact Millie White or call 02476 858738.

Closing date: 15/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 15/01/2017

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