Sian Southwell - Previous Placement Student and now ForFarmers Retail Account Manager
“As Europe’s leading animal feed manufacturer, with a key presence in the agricultural industry, ForFarmers placement scheme provided an invaluable opportunity. Coming from a non-farming background, I had little knowledge of the pig industry, but this soon developed into a passion during my placement. I gained a real insight working with different ForFarmers teams including finance, customer services, on farm sales and operations at the mill. This not only expanded my skills but put me in good stead for my return to ForFarmers.
After graduating from Harper Adams University, I re-joined ForFarmers in January 2020 as a Retail Account Manager, predominantly looking after our more traditional farmers to find ways to improve our service and offering to this segment. Applying for the ForFarmers scholarship was the best decision I made, and to be able move around the business makes this placement unique and more of a reason to apply to ForFarmers!”