Progressive Young Farmer Placement

Company Description:

McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of quick service restaurants, with around 1280 restaurants in the UK serving over 3.5 million customers daily. McDonald’s buys ingredients from over 17,500 British and Irish farmers and spends over £1billion annually in the UK food and agricultural sector. McDonald’s is committed to supporting British and Irish farmers to ensure it can continue to source many of its ingredients from the UK and Ireland.

Job Description:

McDonald’s is offering an exciting and unique placement opportunity for progressive farmers of the future. The programme aims to develop a progressive mind-set by providing a full programme of practical experience within the supply chain from farm to front counter. McDonald’s in conjunction with their suppliers will offer the successful candidate training that will equip them with the knowledge and practical expertise required to successfully work throughout the supply chain.

As a placement student in this role, you will recieve a thorough overview of McDonald's and the suppliers' unique businesses. In addition you will gain experience of both business management and practical farming under the supervision of a progressive farmer.  Throughout the placement you will be expected to undertake specific profjects to gain a better understanding of technical efficiency within the supply chain and on farm.  You may also be required to undertake some communication activity. 

Experience, Skills and Behaviours:

We are looking for a full time undergraduate studying at college or university within the UK or Ireland.  You will need to be 18 years of age or over and passionate about a career withing the supply chain or farming.  You will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to use your initiative and think innovatively to find practical solutions.  You will have a keen interest in the agricultural supply chain, experience in practical farming and the ability to work alone as well as part of a team. 

•             Applications close 2nd December 2018

•             Assessment Centre 17th December 2018

•             Start date 15th July 2019






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