Undergraduate Agricultural Coordinator
£19,400 plus benefits (Work Level 6C)
1-year work placement starting end of June 2023
Manchester city centre
We’re now working in a hybrid way, with colleagues dividing their time between home/remote working and the office. You can find out more about our hybrid working policy at colleagues.coop.co.uk/hybrid-working-policy
If we receive a high volume of applications, we may decide to bring the closing date forward. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that we can consider you for the role.
We are looking for a driven and ambitious undergraduate to join our agriculture team on a 12-month placement. If you are a natural team player with a passion for developing your career, we can offer you an amazing opportunity to do just that with a business that always puts people at the heart of its strategy.
As an undergraduate agricultural coordinator at the Co-op, you will be an integral part of our award-winning farming and fisheries team. We will look to you to work with partners across the farming and fisheries community, helping develop agricultural plans and create powerful relationships which demonstrate and deliver Co-op’s commitment to supporting British agriculture.
What you’ll do
- support the delivery of Co-op’s Farming and Fisheries strategy
- support agricultural managers in enabling the delivery of great quality products and innovation
- represent the Co-op at major events throughout the year attending Co-op farming group meetings
- help to deliver key agricultural messages through PR and marketing opportunities
- co-ordinate projects and provide a link between Co-op and our suppliers
- deliver presentations to help us to discover new and exciting opportunities
- regularly travel and carry out site visits to our suppliers nationwide
This role will suit people who have
- a passion for food and animal welfare
- a current undergraduate studying towards a degree in; agriculture, animal science, environmental science or any other related degree
- a good understanding of the basic principles of agricultural/food supply chains
- an enthusiastic and organised approach to work
- good communication and networking skills, with the ability to build great relationships and influence at varying levels
- strong analytical skills, with a logical approach to solving complex problems
- a professional attitude with the ability to stay calm under pressure
- confidence working both independently and as a part of a wider team
- full, clean uk driving licence
On a Co-op undergraduate placement, you will do work that matters in an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. You will also be entitled to a package consisting of:
- competitive salary
- 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
- coaching, training and support to help you develop
- discounts on Co-op products and services including 20% in Co-op food stores
- a company laptop is provided
Building an inclusive workplace
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment, so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at colleagues.coop.co.uk.