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

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

  • Post Date:18th November 2022
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BASF plc, BASF Group’s main operating company in the United Kingdom, supplies raw materials to most industries. We market a wide range of products, including chemicals, construction chemicals, agricultural solutions, dispersions and pigments, pest control solutions, plastics, polyurethanes systems, leading edge coating products, mining and water treatment chemicals. We manufacture performance chemicals, polyurethane systems and pest control solutionsResponsibilitiesAn assistant technical agronomist role includes experience in all aspects of field trials work over the course of an agricultural year.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.The day to day role offers a varied mix of assisting with product application, assessments and harvesting of trials in the overall research and development of new BASF products. 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 2023.
  • Multiple locations, including Suffolk, are available throughout the UK ().
  • You have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the placement.

BENEFITSResponsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and “on the-job” training as part of a committed team. Competitive compensation as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.Closing date: 30 November 2022About UsAt BASF, the chemistry is right. Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us – in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.