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Your Next Graduate Opportunity: in the food and fresh produce industry

When May 15, 2017
from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Contact Name Mariana Fazenda
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Prof Sir David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany and Head of Plant Sciences Department, will introduce you to Christine Tacon, Chair of MDS, a training provider of graduates to the food and produce industry. 

Christine will tell you how you can apply for a 2-year paid graduate scheme in the food and fresh produce industry.  By working in different companies and in different roles during your placement, rather than just one, you will gain a wider experience of the industry and a better understanding of where you fit within it.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Valuable experience within a fast-paced and exciting industry which is actively seeking fresh talent 
  • Four different roles with real responsibility within member companies across the UK, with the possibility of overseas roles 
  • 27 formal training days from Cranfield School of Management and leading industry professionals 
  • Access to an extensive network of companies and industry contacts 
  • Competitive starting salary, increasing in year 2 
  • Personal mentoring from MDS staff and secondment managers at all placements to support you throughout the programme 
  • Excellent and diverse career prospects. Farm Manager, Agronomist or Procurement Manager: the opportunities are endless! 


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