“I started at ForFarmers in August 2019 and was based at the Shepshed office for the first six months. The second part of the year I spent in the South West and was based at the mill and office at Portbury, just outside of Bristol. This rotation worked really well and allowed me to settle in and feel comfortable whilst meeting a wide range of individuals across the business and various departments.
“My placement year has been extremely varied, which I have really enjoyed. My managers have coordinated my weekly schedule with a couple of days out on farm and a few days in the office. Typically a day in the office consists of checking and replying to emails, uploading and creating marketing content on our channels and completing project work.”
“I also gained experience of working alongside account managers and specialist’s out on farm. This was really valuable and I learnt so much including how to weigh calves, take silage samples, review rations and analyse animal performance.”
“Spending a day with an account manager involves going to a number of appointments and as a result I saw a wide variety of different farms, animals, systems and feeding strategies. My knowledge has definitely grown over the year and this has been attributed by the variety of the placement and the colleagues that have taken time to explain elements to me.”