Kick-start your career in farming by spending a year with McDonald’s tracing every step of our supply chain. Mentored by a host farmer as well as some of the UK’s leading food-supply companies, you’ll develop an in-depth experience in a sector such as beef, pork, potatoes, arable or dairy farming – as well as an understanding of the whole agricultural supply chain. We’ll help you develop the broad range of knowledge you need to succeed in today’s farming sector, including business skills and technological know-how.

What we look for

Passionate about a career in farming, you’ll have an understanding of farm business management and some practical farming experience. You’ll be in your second year of university, working towards a degree in agriculture, business studies, maths, science or geography, and you’ll be able to think innovatively to find practical solutions. With good interpersonal skills, you work well in a team as well as independently. You must be 18 or over and legally allowed to work in the UK. 



"As well as agricultural expertise, a modern farmer needs to have business skills and understand what consumers want. It’s great to be able to share different kinds of knowledge with my mentors, and know that someone with so much experience is behind me throughout my whole placement."

Jennifer Diment, Progressive Young Farmer

Application process


Step 1

Fill in our online application (this takes about an hour).


Step 2

If we like what we read, we’ll invite you to an assessment day at our head office in London, possibly followed by further interviews.


Step 3

If all goes well, we’ll offer you a job.

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