About us

We are the UK’s leading agricultural supply and rural retailing business. Originally founded in 1960 by a small group of farmers who joined together to form an agricultural buying group, we have grown to offer a complete suite of in-store, on-farm and online services, inspired by our commitment to UK agriculture and the wider rural community.

We are proud to remain 100% owned by farmers and we maintain our cooperative ethos. We work for the greater good of our farmer shareholders, helping them to improve their productivity, profitability and sustainability. This is underpinned by industry-leading knowledge, value for money products, high levels of service and efficient manufacturing sites.

Our presence in the market creates a highly competitive pricing environment which aims to stop others profiteering at the expense of our farmer shareholders and customers.

Whilst we are a membership organisation, with over 9,000 farmer shareholders and 50,000 country members, we are proud to serve our rural communities more widely. We are open to everyone, working hard to provide exceptional value and service to all our customers.

£475m

turnover

2,000

employees

9,100+

farmer shareholders

50,000+

country members

Current vacancies

We have various exciting career opportunities across our business. View our latest vacancies.

As we continue to navigate through the challenges that the COVID pandemic brings, the safety of our employees and interviewees is paramount. Therefore where possible, we will be taking advantage of technology and conducting interviews virtually.

Alternative Feeds Trader

Are you interested in agricultural commodities and keeping abreast of the marketplace?

Do you enjoy building relationships with customers and suppliers?

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a dedicated interest in agriculture looking for a commercial career as an Alternative Feeds Trader.

Agri Graduate Trainee Scheme

With a great opportunity to help shape the future of a whole industry, there is no better time to join our graduate trainee programmes here at Mole Valley Farmers. You may be studying a bachelor’s degree or completing Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualifications.

You will be immersed in both technical and personal development throughout the programme, following a modular approach that allows you to experience different areas of our business. This will help you build your network and relationships, business awareness and technical capabilities.

You’ll be supported and provided with opportunities to help you thrive, allowing you to work on and create innovative and impactful solutions to an exciting and dynamic industry. You will have a real opportunity to help shape the future of the industry and our business, with the scheme acting as a gateway to a wide variety of roles and future career paths.

We’ll support your career:

  • Follow a tailored training path designed to build your commercial and technical experience in our Agri Feeds business
  • Access to a suite of personal development resources and workshops
  • Get support and advice from your Mentor, Placement Manager, Graduate 'Buddy', your colleagues and our Learning & Development Team

What's in it for you?

  • The opportunity to join the UK’s leading agricultural supply business and to help shape the future of our Agri Feeds business
  • Starting salary of £25k, with company car, sector leading staff discount and competitive benefits

Why join us?

The size and diversity of our business offers a wealth of career opportunities. Our staff are employed across a huge variety of roles. These include positions in farm sales, animal health, retail, engineering, transport and logistics, production, feed nutrition, commodities trading, IT, finance, procurement and other central support functions to name just a few.

We are committed to providing career progression and opportunities for personal development. We recognise our success is dependent upon high calibre and committed people who are supported to grow and develop in their roles.

We are a business built on solid foundations, with 60 years of trading history. We have a strong sense of purpose with a clear ambition to lead the agricultural and rural retailing sector in the UK. The path ahead is dynamic and exciting. Will you join us on the journey?

Key facts

The size of our business enables us to provide a huge variety of career opportunities with plenty of scope for development and progression:

58

retail stores across England

4

ruminant animal feed mills

1

industry leading mineral manufacturing plant

100%

owned by farmers

925,000 tonnes

of animal feed sold annually. The UK’s leading ruminant feed specialist

120,000 tonnes

of fertiliser produced

32,000,000

litres of fuel sold

27,000

retail products across a range of categories

Our Businesses

Our Values

Our values shape the way we operate, both internally and with our members, customers and suppliers. They remain true to our beliefs of over 60 years: to put our customers first, be courageous, show commitment, impart knowledge, deliver solutions and be honest in everything we do.

Our values are our guiding principles and help us all to understand what is expected, enabling us to work together for the success of our members, customers and our business.

Benefits

Working for Mole Valley Farmers brings with it a range of great benefits including:

 

  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • Staff discount in our retail stores
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Training and development opportunities

Diversity

Mole Valley Farmers is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in recruitment and employment and considers all forms of discrimination at work unacceptable.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin, nor on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political views, disability, age or trade union membership.

It is the Company’s policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person.