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Accelerated management training for graduates entering into the fresh food, produce and arable industry.

The MDS training programme is an accredited two year and three year fast track career path comprising of practical real job secondments combined with formal off-the-job training. On successful completion of the programme, management trainees graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Food and Fresh Produce Management validated by Harper Adams University.

MDS is not a recruitment agency. It is a unique organisation run by Member companies with a common goal - to attract high-calibre recruits with management potential into the fresh food and produce industry.

Graduate MDS Trainees

We recruit through a rigorous screening process to ensure we employ top calibre graduates with the potential to excel in the industry. Want to know more?


Our ever expanding membership contains over 35 companies who have access to trainees for secondments and the chance to employ them upon completion of the programme. Want to know more?

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