“My placement with ForFarmers set me up perfectly for my new role as an account manager.”
"I was able to really feed my career at ForFarmers with my placement here. I started as the Harper Adams University Pig placement student, and 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. It felt like I already had a good understanding of the key processes, so I could pick up from where I left off. That was a great kick start of my career."
“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. Working in the sales organisation and more specifically in the pig team as a Placement student really was an opportunity for me to find out if this kind of work and organisation tasted for more.”
No two days are the same
“You could say that our pig team is full of committed and engaged people. In my role you work on your own, but I always know that my colleagues of 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. It is one of the things I like most in my job: no two days are the same.”
My current focus is to strive for the best service
“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.”
“At home we have a flock of both commercial and pedigree sheep- we show them in the summer, 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!”