We are looking for an outstanding individual with a background in agriculture to join the CAS team as a Trainee Agronomist. The successful applicant will join the Hutchinson’s 3-year foundation training programme, the most professional and comprehensive training program within the UK agronomy industry. Upon graduation from the foundation, our agronomist will have achieved BASIS, FACTS, Conservation Management, and Soil and Water Management qualifications as a minimum standard. They will also develop specialist technical and commercial skills to ensure that they are fully prepared for a successful career in agronomy.
At CAS we are celebrating 30 years of business. We work in association with Hutchinsons, a family business that has grown over the last 80 years to become the leading national, agricultural and horticultural advice and supply company. Together we invest not only in agronomy’s latest innovation and technology, but also in the agronomists of the future.
We are looking for these future agronomists – for candidates who can demonstrate the ability and dedication to develop technical and interpersonal skills to the highest level within our industry. Working primarily in the North West and under the supervision of a Senior Agronomist, the successful applicant, who must already have a background in agriculture, will continue to gain experience as they are mentored in all areas of agronomy and the agricultural industry. In the North West there is an array of soil types, both mineral and organic, including deep peats. These lend themselves to a very broad range of cropping from combinables to salads, spring and winter veg, root crops and forage crops. It is also broad in its range of enterprises, from specialist crop businesses to livestock and everything in-between. Please note, some training will be undertaken with other trainees in other regions of the UK.
Andy Goulding who has recently passed the Foundation programme comments, “The quantity and quality of training is vast and people in the industry often recognise this and comment on how comprehensive the training is. The support from the Hutchinson’s group is fantastic, there is always someone on hand happy to help you.”
Location: North West
Salary: Negotiable, plus full training and attractive employment package, including company car, health insurance, pension etc.
If you’ve got what it takes and would like to join our ever-growing team, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.