Graduate Programme

Frontier’s business is built on the expertise of its people and we want to attract the brightest new talent to work with us. Through our graduate programme we offer people an ideal start to their career after study. Successful candidates join us for a programme which will introduce them to a range of aspects of our business based on where their interests and potential lie.

You can read more about the types of graduate positions we can offer and register your interest for future consideration below.

Opportunities

Graduate trainee farm trader: You will be a point of contact for Frontier’s farmer customers,developing relationships with them and offering advice on a range of products.  This includes buying grain, selling seed and fertiliser products and helpingour customers to understand and select other appropriate Frontier services to support their business.

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Who we're looking for

We are looking for the brightest individuals who have excelled in their studies, but importantly we want people who will fit with and contribute to Frontier’s culture too. We are looking for people with a collaborative attitude to getting things done and who demonstrate our values of integrity, customer focus and expertise.

You don’t need to come from an agricultural background, or have an agricultural degree – what is more important to us is that you have the right attitude and are committed to developing skills and abilities to deliver results for both the company and our customers.

Graduate Programme structure

Summer: Following a two day induction, trainees will start a harvest role in the region they will be working in. Meeting customers and colleagues will help you to understand the complexities of our business at one of our busiest times of the year.

September:  You will start your new role and join the ‘Frontier Fundamentals' training programme, which lasts 12 months. This provides formal, structured training to ensure that you receive consistent, high quality tuition and guidance tailored to your level of experience, role and personal needs.

Depending on your role, training for professional qualifications may also begin in the first year. During the second year you will take part in further training to develop your potential, such as negotiation and presentation skills.

Throughout the first two years, you will work closely with your manager, learning your role and gaining more responsibility as you progress. You will also be allocated a mentor from Frontier’s leadership team who will foster your development, answer questions and assist with introductions to colleagues in other areas of the business.

Benefits

Frontier believes in rewarding our people for a job well done. We recognise that without the commitment and motivation of engaged employees, it is not possible to achieve the levels of customer service, productivity and innovation necessary to maintain our market leading position.

The benefits we offer include:

  • Contributory pension plan matched by the company
  • Flexible benefits including holiday purchase, childcare vouchers and gym membership
  • Employee discount service for a wide range of products and services
  • Life assurance
  • Annual holiday allowance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Company car (for appropriate roles and locations).

How to apply

“Our Graduate Programme is currently closed for applications. If you would like to send us your CV to keep on file, please send it along with a cover letter to graduaterecruitment@frontierag.co.uk.”

What to expect during the assessment process

We split assessments for our graduate programme into four stages. Each is an opportunity for Frontier to understand ‘what makes you tick’ and for you to get to know more about Frontier. The stages are:

CV and application form: The first step gives us important information about your experience andhelps us understand why you want to work at Frontier.

Online ability tests: We are interested in how you work and your potential to do specific tasks, therefore we ask you to complete three online ability tests. These help us to match the right people to the right jobs by looking at aspects of your ability, such as verbal and numerical reasoning. You can read more about these types of tests by visiting http://www.shldirect.com/en/assessment-advice/about-assessments/

Telephone Interview: This is a 20-30 minute discussion with a member of our graduate recruitment team. It’s an opportunity for us to understand more about why you have applied for the role and what draws you to working for Frontier.

Assessment Centre: This is the final formal stage of graduate recruitment. It consists of afull day at Frontier where you will take part in a number of different exercises coordinated by our graduate recruitment team. As well as assessment, this is a great opportunity for you to meet some of Frontier’s people and learn a little more about what it’s like to join us as a graduate. Previous candidates have told us that the day is challenging but very enjoyable and informative.

Good luck!

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