Placement students

Pig Industry Scholarship Scheme

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Who is ForFarmers?

ForFarmers is Europe’s leading total feed business which offers conventional and organic feed solutions for livestock as well as supporting the forage and arable sectors with seed, fertiliser and other products. By supporting farmers with economic and sustainable solutions we help optimise their businesses profitability, making us an essential link in the supply chain.

At ForFarmers, we take our core values; Ambition, Sustainability and Partnership, into account throughout all of our actions within the company. Our scholars should exhibit similar values. You should be ambitious, sustainable in your actions and act in partnership with our customers and your colleagues.

Why enter the pig industry?
The Pork industry is dynamic and fast growing. Despite increasing challenges and growing global competition, the industry has continued to be ambitious whilst remaining resilient.

As Europe’s leading total feed business, ForFarmers realises its own ambitions by offering its customers tailored and Total Feed solutions, with a targeted approach to provide specialist and expert support. ForFarmers is committed to developing our people and the scholarship will provide you with opportunities within an international company to develop and start mapping out your career. With this commitment, ForFarmers gives its very best “For the Future of Farming”.

Scholarship Profile
ForFarmers in partnership with AHDB pork is offering a scholarship to a second year degree student or a first year foundation degree student studying agriculture and / or food production. There is a placement to be undertaken in your third or second year, depending on your route. Additionally to being awarded a £4,500 bursary.

In line with our future for farming approach, we consider it our responsibility to encourage the new generation into the industry. This means we need the very best people working for us that are full of ambition and wish to achieve the very best for themselves and our company.

Recent recipients of the ForFarmers Scholarship

Sian Southwell, ForFarmers Placement Student

Sian Southwell, Placement Student 2019 - 2020
“ForFarmers being Europe’s market leader in its field and the reputation it has gained in the agriculture industry is what attracted me the most to apply to the scholarship. I have no past experience in the pig industry so gaining new knowledge for my career development is invaluable to me and what better way to learn about a new industry than in your placement year! My induction was filled with farm visits, learning different pig systems and meeting the people behind the leading total feed business, which has made me even more excited for the rest of the year. The ForFarmers placement offers the opportunity to move around the business working alongside different departments which makes this scholarship unique and more of a reason to apply for your year of placement.”

Lauren Turner

Lauren Turner, Graduate Trainee
“During my placement year from Harper Adams University I was able to develop my understanding of the pig industry working within the pig, poultry and speciality division of the business. I had the opportunity to work alongside a team of people who are experts in their fields, travelling to the head office in Lochem, the Netherlands, as well as to farms across North West Europe. ForFarmers continued to support my education in my final year and then offered me a full time job once I had graduated. I would encourage anyone to apply for this placement year, working for Europe’s largest total feed company offers unrivalled opportunities”.


Members of the ForFarmers team

Craig Saunders

Craig Saunders, Pig Sales Director
“Agriculture is an increasingly exciting career for young people. Given ForFarmers’ unique position in the agricultural supply chain, we offer a different perspective on the industry and scholars have the opportunity to get unique experience in the pig nutrition and the pig industry. This robust programme allows the scholar to work with both large and small scale farmers with very different systems and gain a high level of technical knowledge.”

Toine Van Beek, HR Director
“ForFarmers is proud to work in association with AHDB Pork and Harper Adams University in offering students a scholarship placement for one year within ForFarmers UK Pig Team. The ForFarmers Scholarship offers an exciting opportunity for scholars to gain unparalleled exposure to the Swine Feed industry across North West Europe. I personally look forward to meeting the scholarship candidates this autumn.”

Lou Radford, Customer Supply Chain Manager
“ForFarmers’ ambition is to be the leading livestock nutrition company in Europe. If your ambition is to be the best in your field, I would strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to join this innovative, diverse business for a year’s scholarship placement.  The varied programme offers invaluable experience, incorporating real responsibility and accountability, thus enabling the scholar to not only enhance their professional and personal development, but make a valuable contribution to the business.”

Apply today

The application closing date is 12pm on Friday 10th November and interviews will be held at the ForFarmers Head Office in Bury St Edmunds shortly afterwards.

To find out more information or if you would like to apply for the Pig Industry Scholarship, please click on the link below which will take you to Harper Adams University website.

Apply here

Please note: Paper applications are no longer accepted.