Agricultural Policy Graduate Scheme

Fixed Term Contract
35 hours per week
Starting salary £24,500
Applications by 09 January 2022

Agricultural Policy Graduate Scheme 2022


Salary £24,500 per annum + Graduate entry scheme payment of £1,000

25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays)

2-year fixed term contract commencing September 2022



Do you have a passion for agriculture? Would you like the opportunity to really make a difference to NFU members? If yes, then the NFU’s Agricultural Policy Graduate Scheme is for you.


The NFU is the UK’s largest trade association representing farmers and growers across England and Wales. It is regarded as one of the most effective lobbying organisations in Europe, negotiating with governments and pressure groups at a local, national, European and international level.


The Agricultural Policy Graduate Scheme offered by the NFU is a fantastic opportunity to build on your existing knowledge, work with and learn from industry specialists and join an organisation with over one hundred years’ experience of farming and rural issues. 


We will develop your knowledge of the NFU the agriculture and horticulture industries and the issues facing our members, by offering you a comprehensive and purpose built programme. This will include working in a variety of departments, such as Policy, Food and Farming, and NFU’s Regional Offices.


You will have or predicted to have a 2:1 degree or above and have excellent team working, problem solving, communication and project management skills.  The desire to represent and help our members and to progress within the NFU is an essential requirement. Knowledge of the agricultural industry or a background in farming would be a distinct advantage.   


You will be required to work in various locations throughout the UK and therefore a flexible approach to location is essential. Successful candidates will need their own dependable transport, as public transport is not frequently available to the beautiful Headquarters based in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.  



Why join our team?


You will become part of our friendly, dedicated working environment and work with a highly motivated team, recognised for their knowledge and expertise and passion about food and farming.  In addition to this we also offer, 25 days annual leave (plus, statutory bank holidays), company car provision and an attractive contributory, stakeholder pension scheme. 



At the NFU, we embrace the unique worth of everyone from all backgrounds, identities and circumstance. As a Professional, Resourceful, United and Inclusive organisation, we strive to celebrate all individuals.  We are committed to creating a sense of belonging, educating and developing an inclusive community, and welcoming the value of diversity.


Successful candidates will need their own dependable transport, as public transport is not frequently available to the beautiful work setting of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. 


We are currently piloting a ‘hybrid working’ scheme that gives colleagues the choice of working from home for up to 3 days a week (pro rata), with other working days being from the office or out and about with our members. 


Closing date:  09 January 2022


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