Job Title : Graduate Trainee Agronomist
Number of Openings : 7
Job Type (Employment Type) : Graduate
City : Various
Job Schedule : Full Time
Level of Education : Degree
Application Deadline : 01/03/2015
Frontier is the UK's leading crop inputs and grain marketing business, recognised for its close relationships with farmers and grain consumers and its successful management of the whole supply chain. We're proud to have the best talent in the industry working for us and we are always seeking new people to join our growing team. Our business is based on our relationships with customers, so it's vital that we attract and retain the best people in order to nurture those relationships.
We live by our company values of Integrity, Customer Focus and Expertise, or 'ICE' for short. The way we recruit, select and develop our people is no exception to this. If you are considering a career with us then we will need to:
• Understand how you put customer focus at the heart of what you do
• Know how you build trust and great relationships, always acting with integrity
• Understand how you have developed your expertise and how you are using it to benefit the customer.
Graduate Trainee Agronomist
We have roles available in the following regions:
You will be responsible for providing growers with technical and crop production recommendations tailored around the customers' needs and supporting them at every stage of the crop production process. As well as offering guidance on agricultural legislation, you will provide a full field walking service and deliver solutions in order to achieve optimum yield and quality, while meeting the correct specifications for end markets.
Delivering results with integrity and building relationships with Frontier's growers is an integral part of an agronomist's role. This exciting challenge will encourage you to become a complete crop production expert as well as acting as a representative of Frontier, offering a broad range of services essential to successful crop production.
Graduate trainees will participate in the Frontier commercial development programme in their first year. This includes classroom and field based modules to develop your understanding of the business.
Graduates can also take part in development such as BASIS and FACTS accreditation where this is relevant to the role.
• Contributory pension plan
• Flexible benefits , including buying holidays, childcare vouchers
• Voluntary benefits, including access to discounted products and services
• Life assurance
• 23 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Employee assistance programme
• Company car depending on role and location.
We are looking for individuals with confidence, enthusiasm and initiative to inspire others and strive for innovation and change. With a proactive nature, you will be required to build effective working relationships inside and outside the business with the expectancy to take on real responsibility early in your career.
In a rapidly changing environment, you must be ready to work hard, take on new challenges and turn your ideas into reality. Analytical, hands-on qualities with positive and resilient characteristics are essential to Frontier.
With support from directors, managers and your own dedicated mentor and 'buddy', you will be expected to gain a quick understanding of our business environment and add value to our organisation. You will be actively encouraged to push boundaries and inspire new ideas and visions for the future.