Agricultural Placement 2024

Agricultural Placement 2024

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Thriplow, East of England, GB

Legal Entity:  KWS UK Ltd. (9700)
Contract Type: 
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  13705

KWS UK Ltd. is looking for a talent to join our breeding station for a 15-Month Industrial Placement starting from July 2024 to September 2025.This opportunity will be based in Thriplow near Cambridge.


Want to see how your knowledge applied in the real work? Our talented Team is willing to train you and develop your skills

Your student placement experience will be varied, interesting and intensive, giving you the opportunity to work across a wide range of crops.


You can expect us to:

  • Help you maximise your opportunity to learn and develop
  • Provide a bespoke, extensive training programme, which may include industry qualifications such as NPTC Pesticide application courses.
  • Train you in the use of a range of agricultural machinery and equipment
  • Give you the opportunity to gain an insight into a successful plant breeding company


You will:

  • Be studying for an agriculture/plant breeding related degree
  • Have enthusiasm and interest in agriculture, preferably plant breeding
  • Appreciate our brand values (Team Spirit, Closeness and Trust, Vision and Independence)
  • Be committed to learning, the placement and most of all, our success
  • Be a flexible team player
  • Hold a full driving license


Interested? Please apply by submitting your application  (cover letter, CV) on our career portal.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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