Wheat Breeding Placement

at Elsoms Wheat
Location Spalding, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 13/12/2023
Category Agriculture
Placements
Job Type Temporary Vacancies
Closing Date Apply ASAP
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Description

How to Apply

Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, Elsoms Wheat is a wheat breeding collaboration between European plant breeders, Nordsaat, ASUR and Elsoms Seeds. The breeding programme draws on genetics and skills from all three companies to breed new varieties of wheat specifically for the UK market. We are offering a 3-month industrial work placement in the wheat breeding team.

The position:      

  • Assist with scoring and selection of breeding lines.
  • Help with harvest of selected material from the field. This includes hand harvest – plant pulling and combine harvest – carrying seed bags.
  • Help with seed preparation including threshing, sub-sampling, weighing out and racking of trial samples.
  • Pot up seedlings or plants in the glasshouses for breeding activities.
  • Keep accurate records as instructed by the breeding team.
  • Once trained, be able to work independently, with instruction, to ensure the task/function is completed consistently to a high standard.
  • At all times, maintain Elsoms’ strong Health & Safety culture and practice

For full details including how to apply, please see download, or the careers page on our website HERE.

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