|Location||Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, United Kingdom|
Food and Fresh Produce
|Start Date||Juy/August 2023|
How to Apply
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the NFU's Food Business Unit for a placement student who has a passion for food, farming and British food supply chain. The placement will allow you to gain a rare insight into all the UK’s top food companies such as retailers, manufacturers, and foodservice operators, by representing the views of our farmer and grower members.
The primary objective of the role will be to support the NFU’s strategic engagement with the UK’s top retailers, foodservice and large brand businesses on issues affecting UK agri-food supply chains. The role will be operating across all sectors including dairy, livestock, poultry, horticulture, sugar, and combinable crops. There may be the opportunity for the right candidate to lead and organise events for top UK retailers and suppliers.
The successful candidate will also be assisting the Food Business Unit’s work to convey what NFU members want from a sustainable British supply chain. The role enables you to influence a better functioning supply chain for all 55,000 NFU farmers and growers.
The Food Business Unit also lobbies industry on a range of area’s including public procurement, food labelling, assurance schemes and standards, organics, and the Grocery Code Adjudicator. The role will provide an opportunity to gain an overview of all these work areas.
The candidate will also take an active role in supporting the NFU Poultry team with turkey marketing campaigns and Food Business Unit’s lobbying activities for the NFU’s 2000 organic members. This will include organising events, communicating activity to members, and supporting the NFU Organic Forum.
In addition, you will be required to represent the NFU at meetings across the UK including frequent travel to London and potentially an opportunity to visit our Brussels office.
You will be crucial in delivering the NFU’s messages on food supply issues to both internal and external media. You will also have the opportunity to shadow key members of NFU staff both within our head office and across our regional teams. The role will give candidates experience of the supply chain, policy and working with farmers. The role can give the successful a platform to move into many roles within the supply chain, including working with government, within the supply chain or key businesses such as retailers or foodservice operators.
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