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What is the NWF Training Academy?

At NWF Agriculture we believe that the highest level of advice, delivered in an applied and practical manner, is key to helping achieve a sustainable and profitable business for Britain’s farmers of the future.

To achieve this, we have created a detailed and specific training schedule designed to allow successful applicants to progress in their chosen areas of specialism.

Why should I apply for the NWF Academy?

Food production is becoming ever more critical to meet the growing demands of a global population increase. This requires the modern farmer to be efficient and profitable so they can continue to produce the highest quality food.

Achieving this requires inputs from specialists in the industry, the aim of this academy is to produce the highest level of ruminant advisors to assist Britain’s farmers in developing a sustainable future.

How do I get onto the Academy?

NWF Agriculture will hold recruitment days for interested applicants to attend.

Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview based on various individual qualities such as experience, industry type, personality and qualifications.

All successful applicants will complete a skills audit upon employment which will help determine specific training requirements.

What support will I get?

Each applicant will follow a program which will be monitored by a program coordinator, as well as this, each applicant will work with a mentor who will be an established on-farm advisor within NWF.

Will there be an opportunity to progress?

Yes, depending on individual goals there are many opportunities for progression under a general structure.

What type of training will I receive?

Through a comprehensive network of specialist suppliers, both domestic and international, links with educational institutes and our own highly trained Technical support team, NWF has a wide resource of training capabilities.

To utilise this, a successful applicants training schedule will be tailored depending on their future ambitions.

General training topics will include:

  • Ration formulation
  • Animal nutrition and physiology
  • Forage management
  • Youngstock management
  • Farm business costings
  • Cow signals
  • Product application
  • Sales training
  • IT tools

What will I get after the NWF Academy?

After the successful conclusion of each year through the academy individuals will receive a certificate and the opportunity to progress onto the next year. The full academy is a three-year schedule, however, this may take more or less time depending on the applicant’s experience and ability.

The main achievement will be the ability to conduct yourself on farm in a professional manner to help NWF Agriculture’s customer achieve their goals.


Friday 29th November 2019
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Tarporley, Cheshire

As a strategic development for the business, NWF Agriculture recognises that having the highest quality personnel delivering the highest quality advice on farm is essential to its growth and is a key factor in the success of its customers.

NWF have developed an academy to provide technical and sales training to its applicants enabling them to succeed as a professional, effective, on-farm advisor. The completion of the academy will not only help to develop an individual professionally but ensure that an enjoyable and fulfilled career in the agricultural industry is achieved.

Submit your CV by 31st October 2019 for review to secure a free place. Email:


Interested in being part of the NWF Team and for more information on the NWF Academy please call 0800 756 2787 for information.