Trainee Programme - Velcourt

Velcourt’s management training scheme takes the form of an intensive one-year programme. Successful applicants spend their first 12 months on a dairy or arable enterprise on a Velcourt farm where they undertake a mixture of practical on-farm instruction, formal classroom-based tuition, as well as residential courses with a focus on personal development.

After an initial evaluation period (usually working on a Velcourt farm over the harvest), applicants often become a management trainee in the same year. Recruits into the scheme receive a competitive salary and accommodation along with all travelling and training expenses.

The programme is largely bespoke; we match training to an individual’s needs, supporting every trainee to learn everything they need to know from dairy cow nutrition and ration formulation to rotations and crop planning. As a valued member of the Velcourt team, the first year on-farm is just the beginning of the investment we make in to the bright, talented farm managers of the future.

Programme Overview

Extensive Training

Intensive one-year training programme

Tailored Programme

Bespoke to fit candidate’s needs and experience

Diverse Topics

Delivered by a variety of industry experts

Extensive Package

Competitive training salary, accommodation and expenses paid

Future Proofing

Career-long investment in training and development

Velcourt Facts & Figures


UK dairy units managed


Tractors owned


Pounds spent on input expenditure


UK farms managed


Pounds invested in farm businesses

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