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Find out what personalities they are looking for and what benefits there are for joining their team.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

A person who likes help people, is kind, has a thirst for knowledge and is curious about the world around them. They are happy to work on their own and as part of a team and doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty when necessary!

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

That they are keen to learn new skills and try new things; like solve problems and enjoy communicating with other people from different backgrounds.
Flexibility and adaptability are also important to us.

What qualifications are we
looking for?

Some of our jobs require a university qualification in a related area. But a strong proven interest in agriculture and horticulture and A-levels can sometimes be enough for our starting positions.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

Friendly and open, a can-do attitude, ambitious, passion, positivity and confidence.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

Good communication, honesty, ability to work in harmony with co-workers, eager and willing to add to their knowledge base and skills, technical competency, a good work ethic, loyalty and a team player.

What qualifications are we looking for?

The ideal candidates will have at least some exposure or experience in the areas the job entails. Basic GCSE/A-level qualifications are taken into account for most roles, however university degrees are preferred.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

We look to recruit people with the enthusiasm to learn, who want to open themselves up to new experiences. They need to be confident and be able to prove they can work as part of a close-knit team but also independently.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

They don’t always need to have the most experience in our area, but they do need to have an understanding of agriculture and the drive to succeed within the team.

What qualifications are we looking for?

We would expect them to be educated to a degree level or equivalent, our undergraduate program however would give someone the opportunity to work with us for a year in a full-time position whilst still in education.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

Empathy, understanding, interest in people, interest in process but with the ability to think and work ‘outside the box’

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

Listening, sales, understanding of agriculture and database management.

What qualifications are we looking for?

Degree or equivalent in agriculture or agriculture related discipline.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

Adaptability, resilience, compliance, caring and people we can trust.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

A can-do attitude, willingness to learn, analytical ability and good communication skills.

What qualifications are we looking for?

For the Graduate Scheme, we are looking for university degrees.
For Apprenticeships we have no minimum requirement

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

Our students are passionate, committed, industrious, entrepreneurial, practical and
inventive scientific problem solvers!

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

We are committed to supporting new young people for entry into the agriculture industry and in recognition of the difficulty that this presents for some students from non-farm or non-rural backgrounds

What qualifications are we looking for?

Entry requirements are posted on every course page on our website.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

JCB has a pedigree for innovation, pushing boundaries and challenging the norm. Everywhere you look in our business, you will find enthusiasm, vision and strength of character coupled with friendliness and a real can-do spirit.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

Apprentices at JCB are dedicated, passionate and driven with a strong desire to succeed in their chosen discipline. They will be able to integrate into a team quickly yet equally be able to work
autonomously to get results.

What qualifications are we looking for?

JCB offer a wide variety of Apprenticeships, giving young people the opportunity to pave the way to a multitude of careers in engineering and business.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

We are looking for individuals who are team spirited, who demonstrate a strong vision for any tasks that come their way. The ability to work independently and who are reliable and trustworthy.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

Varies with each role, as KWS offer diverse job opportunities. Team spirit is key throughout the whole company though!

What qualifications are we looking for?

Varies for each role, but KWS offers opportunities from those straight from college all the way to those with advanced (and very specific) qualifications.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

MDS works with the highest calibre graduates with a real interest in finding their best fit within the food and fresh produce industry. We recruit ambitious young people based on their potential rather than their experience.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

Graduates should be adaptable, be able to demonstrate their ability to manage high pressure situations and make informed decisions. They will have strong communication skills, with leadership potential.

What qualifications are we looking for?

We normally accept graduates with a 2:1 or above. However, if an applicant can demonstrate a high level of capability through previous experiences, we will consider a 2:2. We welcome graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

Energy and communication skills are key. With so many interactions with time pressured farmers throughout the year, our team needs to be supportive, patient and empathetic.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

A degree in an agriculture subject is desirable but great practical experience is equally acceptable.

What qualifications are we looking for?

We have structured development and planned experience programmes and we offer excellent progression opportunities within an international company.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

Honesty, integrity and to strive for the highest standards of quality and behaviour. We want our students to support each other wherever possible to create a safe and secure environment.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

A keen interest in the subject they are applying for. Passion will go a long way in helping them succeed in their chosen course area.

What qualifications are we looking for?

All of the entry requirements for our courses can be found on our website at www.reaseheath.ac.uk. Students can also get in touch with us or attend one of our open days throughout the year.

What personality traits are we looking for in jobseekers?

Enthusiasm, realistic ambition, good ethics, bright, good emotional intelligence.

What skills should you be able to demonstrate?

Communication skills (written and spoken), reasonable knowledge of relevant technology, empathy.

What qualifications are we looking for?

A basic level of education, but we will hire the right person over a graduate any day.