Posted by Tom Pearce on May 12, 2016 under Industrial Placements
What a fantastic Year!
With only 8 weeks of my agricultural placement remaining it is hard to believe where the time has gone. It has been a fantastic experience in terms of broadening my understanding of the relationship Waitrose has with suppliers and producers as well as gaining a greater insight into livestock production systems.
The diversity of my placement has made it continuously dynamic and exciting with each day being very different. Trips out of the office are regular occasions with farms to visit and project meetings to attend. I have been lucky to work within an amazing team who have really helped me to make the most of my placement. I have engaged with numerous agricultural projects to drive on farm efficiency as well as interacting with the commercial team by joining meetings on promotions, pricing and new project development.
With a years experience under my belt I feel more competent going into my final year of university. My confidence has grown and my general business and management understanding will put me in a great position when furthering my career after graduating.
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