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 61,000 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.
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
We’re proud to be supporting the next generation of young people coming into the agricultural industry with our Graduate Placement Scheme.
Tom Broom was on placement with us during 2022/23 while in the third year of his agribusiness degree at Harper Adams University in Shropshire.
During his placement year, he joined our busy marketing department, working under our Head of Agricultural Marketing, based at our Head Office in South Molton.
Here is Tom, to tell you about how valuable he found the experience.
If you are currently at University and thinking about your placement year, apply to join us and see what Mole Valley Farmers has to offer.
At Mole Valley Farmers we are passionate about giving people the opportunity to participate in the world of work and gain practical experience that will enable them to believe and prove they can be valuable and productive members of the workforce.
What is work experience?
Work experience is an opportunity to introduce young people to the reality of working life within a willing organisation.
Our Learning and Development Managers' view on work experience
‘’We are committed to helping young people to enter the workforce. But we also see this as a recruitment opportunity. It’s an excellent way to allow a young person that might not have thought about a job with us to discover the industry.
We want the young person on work experience to be an active member of the staff. But we never use these schemes to fill a vacancy.’’
What our young people said:
‘’ I particularly enjoyed working on the tills because it gave me a chance to learn a new skill whilst being able to interact with customers which is important when trying to create a good brand image, I also enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes at a shop’’
‘’I would just like to say how amazing and welcoming all the staff were. They made me feel welcome and part of the team and I was never afraid to ask questions because they would be polite and give me their time which I really appreciated.’’
To apply, please fill out the form below and return to [email protected]
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?
The size of our business enables us to provide a huge variety of career opportunities with plenty of scope for development and progression:
retail stores across England
ruminant animal feed mills
industry leading mineral manufacturing plant
owned by farmers
of animal feed sold annually. The UK’s leading ruminant feed specialist
of fertiliser produced
litres of fuel sold
retail products across a range of categories
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 innovative 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.