Branston: Member Profile

Branston: Member Profile

MDS ALUMNI: Branston are recruiting

Branston have a new and exciting role within the Agronomy Team for a candidate who is passionate about sustainability and the environment. As an Innovations Agronomist, you will help the business to deliver carbon neutral status in the future. You will utilise new technologies and data, alongside current field and crop knowledge, to improve crop quality and reduce environmental impact.

This is the perfect role for MDS Alumni.

Branston: Who we are

“Branston is one of the largest buyers, packers and marketers of potatoes in the UK. Our customers are key retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers in the food industry. We work closely with the growers who supply us – in the UK and beyond. We’re a truly end-to-end business – fully utilising all of the crop in a wide range of fresh and prepared products – as well as investing in a sustainable future for the potato industry.“

Why is Branston such a great place to work?

Amy Guevara is an Account Executive. She spent two of her MDS secondments at Branston and accepted a permanent position there when she finished MDS. When asked why she loves working at Branston, she said, “I love it, not only for the role but also the company culture. Everyone always ensures we provide the best service possible to our customers. They’re always willing to help and answer any questions.”

Group 46 Trainee Charlotte Hedderly is in her second secondment at Branston as a Junior Production Manager. She too loves the company culture, “I’ve been here for two of my secondments, and the company culture is amazing. Everyone is willing to help each other. As a fast-moving business, it allows you to put your problem-solving skills to the test and certainly keeps you on your toes, but morale is always high.”

What are the perks of working at Branston?

According to Amy, “Branston is great at celebrating milestones. There are some great perks too, from free potatoes to Easter Eggs and hampers. Despite Christmas being our busiest time of the year, HR and the management team always ensure there is a festive atmosphere.”

What is the ideal Branston team member?

The culture at Branston is all about supporting one another. That’s why Amy thinks that the ideal Branston team member is “In my opinion the ideal Branston team member is always willing to help and support others, ensuring things are done on time, efficiently and safely. A keen eye for detail and a positive attitude are absolutely key!” says Amy.

Charlotte agrees, “I would say the ideal Branston team member is willing to get stuck in and give support where needed. They can work in a thorough and systematic way that ensures all tasks are completed. Like Amy said, a positive attitude is key as the working environment and culture is always positive.”

Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment?
Do you have previous experience as a fields person or agronomist and are comfortable in a field environment?
Do you enjoy a hands-on practical approach and have an ability to build influential grower/farmer relationships?

If your answers are yes, take a look at the Innovations Agronomist role on our vacancies page and APPLY NOW!