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Graduate Job Farm Assistant

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J927
Salary: £22k per year  

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Our client is a global leader and innovator in the agricultural science sectors. They are an important division of a larger global science group. They are looking for a high calibre individual who can support the Farm Manager and Supervisors with their Field Trials work.


The Farm Assistant will support the Farm Manager in achieving the Field Stations objectives and provide agronomic and mechanical resource for the Agronomists on the field stations. 

You will be:

  • Identifying training requirements and recording training activity to maintain the site workforce’s skills and knowledge
  • Promoting, auditing  and enforcing quality and loss control policy
  • Assisting in the trials programme by providing expertise in the operation of agricultural machinery and equipment
  • Providing support to the Agronomists such as: managing irrigation equipment; maintenance treatments; drilling and harvesting operations.


Ideally you will have achieved a 2.1 at degree level and have an interest in Agriculture and Farming (or you will have equivalent knowledge and ability).

You will be:

  • very comfortable with a hands-on agricultural and farming environment
  • comfortable working with farming and agricultural machinery and equipment
  • accurate and have a strong attention to detail
  • strong at planning and organising
  • a clear and confident communicator (both written and verbal)
  • a strong team player
  • adaptable to various projects and changing deadlines

It would be advantageous but not essential if you hold NPTC Certificates (1,2,3 & 6), Fork Lift Truck Certificates and an LGV Licence.


To be considered please apply as soon as possible. You will be assessed through a series of assessments including a telephone interview and assessment centres before you will be selected for final interviews with the hiring manager.

Our client is looking for someone who can start quickly so please ensure that you can start within 4 to 6 weeks of your application (early Spring 2015).

Please ensure that you are eligible to work in the EU before applying to the role.

Discovery Graduates are the managing consultants.  All applications will be processed through Discovery.  We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.  In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.


Location: East England

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