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Trainee Agronomist

Ref No: FVS/TA/05/22

Location: Moira HQ
Closing Date: 18th May 2022

The Trainee Agronomist will undergo an extensive training program to become a BASIS and FACTS qualified Agronomist within our Agronomy and Forage team.

Fane Valley Stores is Northern Ireland’s leading provider of agronomy services, crop inputs, fertiliser, seed, Agri-technology and advice. As part of the ongoing strategic growth and development of our Agronomy and Forage division, we now wish to appoint a Trainee Agronomist to assist with the delivery of our strategic plan.

The Role:

The Trainee Agronomist will undergo an extensive training program to become a BASIS and FACTS qualified Agronomist within our Agronomy and Forage team with responsibility for:

  • Delivering ambitious growth strategies across the territory to new and existing customers for a leading range of high-quality products including agro-chemicals, bio-stimulants, forage additives, cereal / grass seeds and fertiliser / lime products;
  • Providing customers with technical advice, crop walking with agronomy support on arable, root and forage crop production, including seed selection, crop nutrition, crop protection, soil nutrition and forage conservation.

The Person:

  • Educated to degree level in Agriculture, Agriculture with Crop Science, Agri Business or similar;
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the Northern Ireland agricultural industry, including experience of arable and mixed farming sectors;
  • Have excellent communication and negotiating skills and be able to communicate with farmers and colleagues;
  • Have excellent business acumen and commercial awareness with a strong can-do attitude;
  • Be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a busy team;
  • Have a full current driving licence valid in the UK.

In return, the company offers an attractive salary and benefits package including a company vehicle, a full graduate training program, continual personal development and excellent career progression opportunities.

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About Us

Fane Valley Stores is the largest retail distributor of animal health, crop protection, livestock identification products and general farm supplies in Northern Ireland. Our expanding network of agri-retail stores is complemented by a market leading online trading platform.

Technical support and advice is also one of our strengths with customers having access to Fane Valley’s growing team of technical specialists in animal health, soil health and crop agronomy.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Fane Valley Stores is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.