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Agriculture Graduate Programme


The Alfred H Knight Agriculture Graduate Programme is the perfect start for an agricultural graduate looking to develop their skills and build a long-term career with a Company at the forefront of the TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) industry. Based primarily at our Headquarters in Liverpool, UK, the role will involve a two year development programme. You will also be given the opportunity to experience overseas business travel to a range of regions across the globe.

During the programme you will support the growth of AHK’s agricultural services, linking supply chains through trusted compliance and contractual risk management services, in turn helping meet consumer demand for efficient production and food safety as well as tracking and measuring product sustainability and traceability. This role is highly varied and includes a mixture of technical tasks, work out on the field and engaging with clients from Precision Agriculture markets through to multinational Agriculture Commodity organizations.

Throughout the programme you will spend time working within our agricultural team on a variety of exciting projects, all centered around the provision of trust and certainty throughout the global agricultural supply chain. You will also receive additional theoretical and practical training. This experience, coupled with your drive, will open up excellent progression opportunities within the group, for example a high level management role within the Agricultural division of AHK.



Alfred H Knight are an independent provider of inspection and testing services. Established in 1881, AHK operates in more than 40 countries with a well-earned reputation for providing reliable, professional services. We provide specialist services for a wide range of commodities within base and minor metals, steel raw materials, ferroalloys, precious metals, platinum group metals, industrial minerals, solid fuels and fertilisers. Our clients include miners, smelters, refineries, traders, financial institutions and government bodies.We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure that our operations provide the highest level of services to our clients. We achieve this through compliance with industry standards and regulations for laboratory, inspection and quality management, including ISO: IEC 17025, 17020, 9001, 14001 and 45001. Our people are our finest asset and as a truly global company, we value diversity, and respect people from all backgrounds. Click here to find out more about AHK.


To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:

Required Personal Qualities

  • Independence: the ability to take initiative, lead projects and be proactive in prioritising a dynamic and diverse workload.
  • Interpersonal: confidence in forming effective working relationships with a diverse range of people, including working inclusively and as part of a team.
  • Communication: effective oral and written communication of ideas with an excellent command of English. You will be working with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: the ability to multitask and respond effectively to change.
  • Analytical: the ability to draw accurate and informative conclusions from detailed research without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Ambition: Must have ambitions to have a career in the agricultural industry
  • Willingness: A growth mindset, willing to learn, co-operative and enabling attitude towards training and personal development.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Business Management, or other relevant discipline

Required Knowledge

  • An understanding of agronomy and precision agriculture
  • An understanding of global agricultural trade

Previous Work Experience

  • Previous internship or initial professional work experience in the agricultural industry is desirable but not essential
  • Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English is essential, other languages, e.g. Portuguese, are advantageous


We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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