Assistant Technical Agronomist, Agricultural Solutions (12 month student placement)

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Assistant Technical Agronomist, Agricultural Solutions (12 month student placement)

  • Post Date:9th January 2024
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About the job

BASF plc

BASF plc is a subsidiary of BASF SE, marketing a wide range of BASF products in the UK. These include agricultural solutions, automotive refinish paints, acrylic monomers, fine chemicals, intermediate chemicals, speciality chemicals, dispersions, and plastics. The sales centre for BASF plc and the business service functions for all BASF Group companies operating in the UK, are located in Stockport, Greater Manchester, the headquarters of the BASF Group in the UK. BASF plc is an agent for BTC Europe GmbH, our pan-European in-house distributor, focused on speciality chemicals and performance polymers. As well as the headquarters in Stockport, BASF plc has sites in Alfreton, Bradford, Widnes and Bury St Edmunds.


Responsibilities

An Assistant Technical Agronomist role includes experience in all aspects of field trials work over the course of an agricultural year. Reporting to the R&D Operations Manager and working alongside a team of agronomists within the BASF Agricultural Solutions Division, you will assist with the planning and execution of a range of field trials in support of current and future new compounds in our development pipeline. This will entail reporting on progress and results for individual projects.

This is a very varied role where you will be responsible for a wide range of different tasks. These include assisting and applying product, preparation of seed, product preparation and many other tasks vital to the smooth day to day running of the wider R&D Operations. The placement will provide a basic introduction to agronomy, allowing the successful applicants to learn about UK agriculture and the importance of agricultural solutions to global food security. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience of working inside one of the world’s leading chemical companies, as well as the opportunity to build upon their agronomic knowledge to further their knowledge in this sector. PA1 and PA6 are also included within the placement.

Alongside their day to day responsibilities, there will be the opportunity for assistants to run their own project. This may be based around a variety of agricultural solutions topics depending on the individual’s interests.

Whilst the role is based around a typical working day, due to the nature of the work we do ask that candidates will need to be flexible to work outside of these times at peak periods in the year.


Qualifications

  • You are working towards an Agriculture, Biology or Agronomy related degree.
  • You are confident working with IT programmes, including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • You are a self-motivated individual with excellent communication, team working and organisation skills.
  • You have a driving licence valid for the UK.
  • Previous experience working on farms or in an agronomy related role would be an advantage.
  • This is a 12 month placement with a target start date in Summer 2024.
  • Multiple locations, including Suffolk, Yorkshire and Oxfordshire/Herefordshire are available throughout the UK.
  • You have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the placement.


Benefits

Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and “on the-job” training as part of a committed team. Competitive compensation, attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

We believe that diversity and inclusion make the difference. Only when people with diverse backgrounds come together, contribute their various experiences and attitudes, and look at challenges from different perspectives, will creative innovations and ground-breaking solutions be created. We celebrate diversity and we actively promote an inclusive work environment. In the UK we have an active Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Action Group and work closely with external partners Inclusive Employers and WISE.

We are an equal opportunities employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard or reference to age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and other protected characteristics.

Closing date: 31.01.2024


About Us

Operating in the UK since 1880, BASF currently has 11 locations across the UK, from Littlehampton on the South Coast of England to Callanish on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Our UK headquarters are in Stockport, Greater Manchester and that’s where our sales and services teams are based. From our six manufacturing sites across the UK, we supply raw materials to most industries including agriculture, automotive, chemicals, construction, energy and pharmaceuticals. You can find out a bit more about where over 700 people from our amazing BASF team work here: https://www.basf.com/gb/en/who-we-are/BASF-in-the-United-Kingdom.html

 

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