Food and Farming Graduate Scheme 2021
The Farming industry is constantly evolving. The pressures of providing cheap food within a sustainable environment, combined with Britain leaving the EU and the more recent threats of Covid-19, means the sector continues to be a very exciting industry to work and develop a career in.
A Savills Food and Farming graduate will gain wide ranging experience across a multitude of areas including; farm business management, financial reporting, budgeting, rural grants, subsidies, rural planning and environmental management. Graduates will gather technical expertise relevant to their region and local farming businesses. Food and Farming graduates will develop their consultancy skills and industry knowledge through engagement with a diverse range of clients and their farming businesses, involving themselves in a variety of projects, listening and learning from others within the office and networking with other Savills teams.
The Savills Food and Farming graduate pathway is unique in the industry and is designed to train graduates to become genuine experts in their field. Graduates will complete the BIAC Foundation 1 and 2 course during their first two years with us. This will be supplemented by additional bespoke in-house training courses designed and delivered by the Food & Farming team. After completing the two year graduate scheme, you will submit a report outlining your experiences and will attend a final interview to then progress and become a fully qualified Food and Farming consultant.
Having successfully completed the two year graduate scheme and as a qualified fee earner you will continue to receive training and career development opportunities. Specific training courses will be offered and Savills will support you through internal training modules and advise on external training courses to develop your areas of competence, keep up to date with changes in legislation and enhance your IT, communication and other business skills.
What We're Looking for
Ahead of anything else, we are looking for team players with a “can-do” attitude. We encourage individualism and diversity in our graduate intake - so it's important at every stage of the selection process that graduates take every opportunity to show us what they are really like. Be honest and above all, be yourself.