Graduate Development Programme

We want our Graduates to bring the best version of themselves and in return we’ll reward them with a fantastic package – and the rumours are true, it includes a fully expensed company vehicle!

It requires dedication and determination, but the results are so rewarding – whether that’s through your professional development, your growth as an individual or seeing your customers business thrive (and it’ll be your responsibility to inspire them!). You’ll not only bring your unique perspective to work, but you’ll also explore your purpose across several areas of the business. You’ll benefit from formal training, dive into on-the-job experiences, and have a mentor by your side that’s there when you need one.

Throughout the two years, you’ll learn the ins and outs of our feeds business life, before discovering what it takes to lead your own area of the business. Afterwards? Well, it could be just the start of an exciting career full of amazing opportunities.

Benefits of the Programme

  • Holidays to relax – Excellent work life balance, some ability to work from home and the ability to manage your own diary.
  • Training and support – Industry leading training in ruminant nutrition, forage production and diet formulation.
  • Opportunities to travel – National & European study tours & training.
  • Benefits package – Healthcare Plan, Company Pension & Life Assurance, Health & Well-Being strategy which incorporates a range of on-going initiatives and programmes.
  • Fully expensed company vehicle – You will collect your keys on day one so you will need a full driving licence.


Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to enter the agricultural feed sales industry with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. They will be able to:

  • Identify and meet the needs of their customers.
  • Develop and implement effective sales strategies.
  • Manage their sales territory effectively.
  • Deliver sustainable sales growth.
  • Prepare for a future career path within the Fane Valley group of companies.

What You Will Cover

Over the two years you will train and gain knowledge in various aspects of the business to include:

  • Feed Science
  • Feed Sales
  • Poultry Production
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Law
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Presentation Skills

Optional learning in year two of Business Management or Ruminant Nutrition Post Grad diploma.

Final Business Project

Research, create and deliver a business improvement project for Fane Valley Feeds based on the knowledge skills and experience gained over the 2 year programme.

The purpose is to analyse a business performance issue and to devise a strategy and action plan to overcome the issue, focusing on activities that will have a real impact on Fane Valley Feeds and add tangible value to the business.

To be presented to the Board of Directors and Senior Management of Fane Valley Feeds.

What You Will Get

  • Qualify as a CowSignals® Master with Joep
  • Driessen in the Netherlands. Have full access to the Salesgeek Academy.

Your Future
At Fane Valley as part of our ‘Growing Better Together’ philosophy, our mission is to provide a better future for all our employees by continually
investing in training and development and challenging them every day to realise their full potential. We offer a wide range of training, development, coaching and mentoring programmes both introducing new talent to our business and developing the capabilities and skills of our current employees.

When does the graduate development program start? September

How long is the graduate development program? 2 years