Emily Morgan, Trainee Account Manager

Department: Pig

“My placement with ForFarmers in 2020 set me up perfectly for my new role as an account manager.”

From placement student to Trainee Account Manager

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“I started 13 months ago as the 2019-2020 AHDB Harper Adams University Pig placement student, after my placement I returned to university for my final year, graduating in September 2021.”

“Upon graduation, I was offered my new role as Trainee Account Manager in the UK pig team.”

 “Following my placement it felt like I already had a good understanding of the key processes, so I could pick up from where I left off.”

“Before my placement with ForFarmers, I didn’t really know what industry or field I wanted to go into. If it wasn’t for the amazing opportunity to try something new I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

My new role

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“No two days are the same”

“Although at the moment you physically work on your own, the pig team are just at the end of the phone, and are always super friendly to help with my questions.”

"An average day could include visiting a customer on farm, talking to customers over the phone about queries or placing their next order, pricing, or helping out with weighing pigs that are on trial.”

My current focus

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“My focus is building up my customer base and getting to know them and their needs to offer them the best service possible.”

“I’ve been spending time with account managers to learn from their experiences, and getting out on farm to assist the Young Animal Feed team with piglet weighing.”

Outside work…

“At home we have a flock of both commercial and pedigree sheep- we show them in the summer, when covid allows, so I enjoy helping with the day to day care of them.

“I’m also the chairperson of my local young farmers club this year which keeps me very busy, and I enjoy spending time walking with my Jack Russell puppy, Norman!”

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