Graduate Trainee (Communications and Marketing) at National Farmers' Union

Where: West Midlands

Deadline: January 14, 2018

Type: Graduate

About The National Farmers’ Union Communications and Marketing Graduate Scheme 2018

Graduate Trainee

£22,500 pa

A one off graduate entry scheme payment of £1,000

25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays)

2 year fixed term contract commencing September 2018

Do you want to work in Communications or Marketing? Do you have what it takes to work with one of the leading organisations representing British farming and food production? Do you want to get experience of working in a high profile national organisation which is rarely out of the news?

If you are a graduate and you have answered yes then the NFU’s Communications and Marketing Graduate Scheme will be the place for you.

The NFU is the UK’s largest trade association representing farmers and growers across England and Wales, and 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 NFU’s Communications and Marketing Graduate Scheme offers a rare opportunity to get experience of campaigning, media managing, publishing, event management and multi-channel marketing in an award-winning in-house team. You will have the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge, work with and learn from communications and marketing experts and join an organisation which is recognised as the leader in its field.

We will develop your knowledge of communications and marketing techniques in a fast paced in-house team, as well as giving you experience of working in one of the most important industries in the country – farming, which supplies the raw ingredients for the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, UK food and drink. You will gain an understanding of the NFU, the agriculture and horticulture industries and the issues facing our members, in a comprehensive and purpose-built programme which includes working across all of our Communications, Publishing and Marketing teams.


You will have or predicted to have a 2:1 degree, or equivalent industry-related qualification, and have excellent team working, problem solving, communication and planning skills. The desire to represent and campaign on behalf of our members is crucial as is the desire to further your career in a communications or marketing role.

This role will be based in Warwickshire and one other location in the UK, therefore a flexible approach to location is essential.

Closing Date: Sunday 14th January 2018

Assessment Centre Date: 15th / 16th March 2018

2nd Stage Interview Date: 27th March 2018

How to apply

For further details and to download an application form please visit our graduate page

For any queries, please contact Alex Goode at or call 02476 858713.