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Agriculture Account Manager Apprentice

British Sugar
Westley, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
In this apprenticeship you will follow an Agricultural Account Manager pathway, learning how to optimise sugar beet crop and plan yields for both harvest and post-harvest. You will learn how to build trusted partnerships with our growers to ensure sugar beet is grown profitably and delivered to our factories. As the UK's sole producer of Sugar from home grown Sugar Beet this apprenticeship is unique.

This is not a traditional farm-based apprenticeship - it will suit you if you already have a background or strong interest in agriculture or want to begin working towards a minimum of a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Agriculture.

You will become an integral part of the team, learning how to build trusted relationships with our Growers and advise our Growers on how to optimise growing sugar beet with us over a long-term partnership. Your Agricultural team works with farmers, harvesters, and hauliers to ensure that all aspects of sugar beet growing, and delivery are managed collaboratively.

A 30-month programme, following the Crop Technician apprenticeship standard Level 3 and all the practical experience to be ready to move into an Agricultural Account Manager role.

Working in an area around one of our East Anglian factories - Bury St Edmunds, Wissington or Cantley, you will spend time at college on day or block release and working closely with the Agricultural Account Managers as you develop your skills and experience before taking on your own area on successful scheme completion.

What will you need?
  • Be aged 16 and over
  • Be living and eligible to work in the UK
  • Have achieved or predicted a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level 4/C which must include Maths, English and a Science
  • You will need to travel to our remote grower farm locations that are not accessible on public transport and to attend college on day or block release
  • Live our values of staying safe, drive to action, working together, respecting each other and being open and flexible

Application Closing Date: 29th March 2024

British Sugar is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive, within a culture of inclusion; a culture that empowers and respects everyone.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

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