Placement students

Ruminant Industry Scholarship

In partnership with Harper Adams.

The ruminant industry

The ruminant industry is dynamic and growing. Despite increasing challenges and growing global competition, the industry has remained resilient and productive throughout. The industry is both ambitious and progressive.

As Europe’s leading total feed business, ForFarmers realises its own ambitions by offering its customers tailored and total feed solutions alongside specialist expertise and 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.

Joining the ForFarmers team

Being new to the team can be daunting experience at any stage of your career so when you join us as a placement student we endeavour to help you feel supported from the beginning. Our comprehensive induction programme will provide a structure to the first few weeks of your job and during the year you will gain exposure in a wide range of departments  across the business. This will enable you to meet colleagues and discover what they do on a day-to-day basis.

We proudly consider ourselves a welcoming and enjoyable place to work where questions and inquisition are encouraged. 

Recipients of the ForFarmers scholarship

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson, Graduate Trainee
"As part of my degree at Harper Adams University I was fortunate to spend 13 months working as a ForFarmers Youngstock Assistant. A typical day on farm involved weighing heifers we would then integrate the results against breed targets to monitor growth and adjust rations as required. As part of the Youngstock team I was involved with presenting information to farmers, account managers and preparing material for sales meetings." 

"I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year; it was interesting to see different farming systems and I gained a brilliant insight into the company which confirmed my desire to secure a permanent role following graduation."


Afbeelding: Harriet Circle

Harriet Challen, Ruminant Placement Student 2019 - 2020
"My placement year has been extremely varied, with a couple of days out on farm and a few days in the office. I really enjoyed gaining 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.”

"As soon as I joined the team, everyone I met welcomed me and they were always willing to help me with answers to my questions. I learnt so much from these knowledgeable individuals and will always be grateful for their time. This supportive and learning environment facilitated a fantastic placement year.”